Homemade Keto Low-Carb Eggnog (with rum!)

Do you look forward to holiday treats like spiked homemade eggnog at Christmas but you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake or eat low-carb or keto style? Then this delicious and easy keto eggnog will be the perfect drink to try this holiday season!

Keto Friendly Homemade Eggnog poster.

I can hardly believe that there are less than ten days until Christmas! And even though this year is going to look really different, there are certain things that we all look forward to each holiday season that we can still enjoy this year!  Since my husband and I have been following a low-carb keto friendly eating style for several months now, I’m working on figuring out alternative recipes for our holiday favourites. I always love a delicious rum and eggnog recipe on Christmas Eve, as well as homemade mulled wine (I’m still working on that recipe – see my original version here).  Today I’m sharing a keto-friendly low-carb eggnog that is rich and spicy, but perfectly delicious as an alternative to the sugary store-bought versions.  The spice is so nice, and top it with a little dark rum our bourbon, and you’ve got yourself a delicious holiday drink treat.

Today some of my friends are sharing their delicious holiday recipe ideas as well.  Be sure to check the bottom of this post for links to all of their ideas!

Fun & Festive Holiday Drink Recipes poster.

This is such a simple easy eggnog recipe for that homemade taste , and the difference between a regular and keto or low carb version of eggnog is substituting a sugar alternative as well as using whipping cream and sugar-free unsweetened almond milk as the base.

Low carb eggnog in glasses with cinnamon sticks on top of it.

The eggnog on the snowy table beside a pinecone an evergreen with sticks of cinnamon.

The star of the show is really the spices; the cinnamon and nutmeg truly make this recipe tasty.  Freshly ground nutmeg is much more potent than most of the nutmeg that is readily available. If you only  have ground nutmeg, like I did, then use 2 tsp. If you can find real nutmeg to grind, then you can use less as it’s potency is greatly increased when fresh.

How To Make Homemade Keto Eggnog poster.

Cinnamon is my favourite way to top off my homemade eggnog… well, cinnamon and a dash or dark rum, of course.  You could also use bourbon or spiced rum, or keep it completely virgin.  It’s such a rich and creamy holiday treat.

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Keto Homemade Eggnog

Delicious rich and creamy homemade low carb keto eggnog

Course Drinks
Keyword Christmas recipe, holiday recipe
Servings 8 drinks


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups unsweetened sugar-free almond milk
  • 1/2 cup monks fruit sweetener
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp nutmet
  • 6 eggs, yolk only
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 oz rum to taste, added when served


  1. Mix the whipping cream, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg to a pot and heat over medium on the stove for about 8-10 minutes to infuse the flavours.

  2. Take the milk and spice mixture off the stove and let cool for a few minutes.

  3. While the egg mixture is cooling, separate the egg yolks and mix with the sweetener using a whisk. Blend for about 3-5 minutes until the sweetener is as dissolved.

  4. Using a 1/2 cup measure, add the milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking the whole time so as to not cook and/or curdle the egg mixture. Continue until all of the milk mixture is blended with the egg/sweetener mixture.

  5. Add the whole mixture back to the pot and bring to a simmer for 8-10 minutes. It should stick to the back of your wooden spoon when heated to the right temp.

  6. Stir in the vanilla, and if you wish the rum. Otherwise add rum individually when you serve each cup of nog!

  7. Let the eggnog cool, and it will likely thicken. You may wish to add some almond milk to thin it down once it's completely cooled - I always do. I also like to top mine with a little sprinkle of cinnamon before serving. Yum!

Two glasses of eggnog.

The eggnog on the table.

As I mentioned, my friends are sharing their holiday drink recipe ideas today as well!

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series!  Today we are all sharing our holiday drink recipe ideas with you.  Be sure to check out these fabulous recipes by clicking on the links below each image.

Christmas blogger tour 1

Low Carb Keto Homemade Eggnog at The Happy Housie

Cranberry Whisky Sour at Maison de Cinq

Bourbon Spritz Recipe at Place of My Taste

Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps at Craftberry Bush

Christmas blogger tour 2

Gingerbread Flavoured Coffee Syrup at The DIY Mommy

Christmas Morning Mimosas at This is Our Bliss

Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Just Add Cinnamon Twist on Classic Hot Chocolate Mix at This is Simplicite

Blogger tour Christmas 3

Christmas Sorbet Punch at Clean & Scentisible

Cranberry Raspberry Cocktail at Life is a Party

Blue Latte Recipe at Dans le Lakehouse

2 Step Mock Champagne Punch Recipe  at Grace in My  Space

Holiday tour 4

Hot Chocolate Bar & Free Printables at the Handmade Home

Custom Soda Labels at Fynes Designs

Keto Sugar Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate at Tatertots & Jello

Deliciously Easy Holiday Eggnog at She Gave it a Go

Holiday Blogger tour5

Holiday Drink Recipe Ideas at Jennifer Maune

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream at My Sweet Savannah

Sparkling Cranberry Cocktails at Finding Silver Pennies

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  1. Eggnog is such a holiday classic – what a great idea to do a Keto-friendly version! And it looks delicious!

    Thanks again for organizing this group and for all your hard work! I always enjoy being a part of it.

    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas Krista!


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