Suuuper Creamy Homemade Eggnog ๐Ÿฅš gluten free & keto


  1. de says:

    Have you tried erythritol in this? I can’t do xylitol, I know it sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t but I don’t want to waste it if you have tried and it didn’t.

    • Paola says:

      Hi De! I’ve made it with Pyure before (erythritol and stevia) and it did work fine. I haven’t tried with Swerve though xo!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Melissa! It actually has 0.4g net carbs on average per tbsp FYI. So if you do the math properly with the other ingredients it works out. Xo

  2. David Fillmore says:

    Do you think it makes any difference if I use powered Swerve instead of the granulated? It seems to be the only kind available in our local stores.

    • Paola says:

      No it wouldn’t be a problem here at all (just be careful when adding it as 1tbs of powdered is more than 1tbsp of regular) xo

  3. Linda says:

    What can I sub for the heavy cream? I can’t do milk products (which makes Keto a little harder, lol)

    • Paola says:

      Hi Linda! I actually don’t do too much dairy either (aside from grass fed butter). You can definitely change the HWC for full-fat coconut milk, you just need to be extra careful when adding in the hot milk (do it spoonful by spoonful!). And also make sure you remove it from the heat before it starts to boil! The version is a bit more prone to scrambling, but still delicious. Check out the post on on the coffee creamer as it’s based on the eggnog and has more details ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

  4. Shayna S says:

    The โ€œgโ€ in gnom stands for genius! Iโ€™ve never been disappointed in any of your recipes (and Iโ€™ve tried several). Thank you for sharing!

  5. Christine says:


    My husband LOVES eggnog, and hates that it is gone off the shelves by the end of January. I want to try to make this for him (he can eat whatever he wants and stays nice and slim, but I want to help him eat more healthy overall). Regarding the cinnamon stick, can I just use powdered cinnamon, and if so, how much?

    Thank you for this amazing and ultra-helpful site!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Christine! Yes you can sub for 1/2 teaspoon (it’s in the section on spices) xo and hope you enjoy!

    • Paola says:

      NICE! Glad you loved it and thanks for reporting back on the temperature adjustment that worked for you! xo!

  6. Jen K. says:

    I had to heat it to 180 F to get it to thicken and coat the back of a spoon. Waiting til morning to try it chilled.

  7. dianamp says:

    I just wanted to say that even though we’re not eating keto for xmas, we’re still making this rockstar of an eggnog! Albeit with regular sugar…. oops!

    Merry Christmas Paola!! And thank you for all your fabulous recipes!

  8. ennia de la vega says:

    My only regret is that I didn’t make a double batch, because the one I made yesterday is nearly gone and so I’m being ‘forced’ to whip up a second batch for Christmas! Thank you so much for the eggnog and the orange cranberry muffins (perhaps my favorite muffin recipe ever). YOU ARE A STAR!

  9. Selena says:

    I finally got around to making this last night and I’m sipping it as we speak! WOW!! This stuff is comparable to the commercial varieties, but 100000000 million times better!!! Now I know what people rave about in the fb groups. THANK YOU!!!

  10. Nicole Edison says:

    Hi, I really want to make this.. but Iโ€™m not quite sure how 2g net carbs was humanly possible seeing as 1/2 cup of swerve has 96g of carbs. Total net carbs for this recipe exactly actually comes out to 13.9g for 1/8th of the recipe. Ironically if you remove all sweetners from the recipe it comes to 2.1g for 1/8th of the recipe.

    Just wondering where the disconnect is, I got so excited when I saw the 2g and was pretty disappointed to learn the truth :(.

    • Nicole Edison says:

      Iโ€™d like to correct myself, the version without a sugar substitute is 1.9g net carbs not 2.1.

    • Paola says:

      Hi Nicole! Swerve is a sugar alcohol and most people just don’t count it as a carb, as it passes undigested through most peeps’ digestive tracks… other than that it seems that we agree that without the sugar alcohol it is 1.9g net carbs for 1/8th of the recipe? I’m not sure what the disagreement is here sorry? We do our best to provide accurate nutrition info, particularly as we’re also on the keto diet so we’re DEF not about deceiving fellow ketonians ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo Paola

      • Nicole says:

        Thanks so much for the response, like I said I got so excited about this. My recipe macro calculator takes fiber into effect but not sugar alcohols and that would be my disconnect. So in effect I could be making sweet things as much as I want with swerve, which is exciting. Learn something new everyday. Thank you!

      • Leslie says:

        Thanks for this – I, too, was disappointed when I logged my intake into MFP and saw how many carbs it credited me! eek!
        I did not know that Swerve (sugar alcohol) passes undigested through our digestive tracts – can you same GAME CHANGER?!?!

        By the way, THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE! You are my go-to for new recipes (I try to make something new every weekend). There have been more than a few “this can’t be keto” experiences (like this eggnog). I’ve been sticking to some of the more basic recipes, but hope to try my hand at some of the more in-depth ones during the holiday break.

  11. Kay Marie says:

    This is the best recipe EVER!! I have made this 3 times in 7 days…and it won over people who prefer sugar versions…Thank you so very much!!

    • Paola says:

      How am I JUST seeing this?! THANK YOU Kay! So glad you loved the eggnog! And yup, I fed this eggnog to friends at Thanksgiving and they were total converts ;)! xo Paola

  12. Lisa says:

    I made this last weekend and it was amazing! But I need to make it again but need to substitute dark rum for rum extract. Can you tell me how much?

    • Paola says:

      Hi Lisa! SO glad you loved it! I cannot tell you exactly how much as rum extracts vary A LOT! I would suggest adding little by little (maybe even starting at 1/4 teaspoon, I usually do this) until you get the rum kick you want. Hope this helps! xo Paola

  13. Gosia says:

    I am big big big fan of eggnog! I can drink it all year long, recentlybi started me to diet and was so happy to find this recipe.
    Unfortunately I didnโ€™t have any xylitol or dwarves on hand, my grocery stores didnโ€™t have it either so I made it with Splenda and that was big mistake ๐Ÿ™ we still finished that bottle but the aftertaste was horrible.
    I decided to give it a second chance and found xylitol (xylosweet) in neighborhood health store. This time I made this eggnog with xylitol. What a difference it was! That was my first time to use xylitol and Iโ€™m so happy I bought it!
    Eggnog tastes wonderful!!!! Itโ€™s still hot and I know I have to wait for it chill ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you so much for that recipe!

    • Paola says:

      So glad you loved it Gosia! And I get you on the stevia, as when I did a test run with it I also got that horrid after taste….! GLAD you found xylitol though, it really does work great here! xo and thanks for reporting back! ๐Ÿ™‚ Paola

  14. Steven says:

    Would this be better made the day before or day of? Also, I have some real vanilla pods, could/should I sub those in for extract? Thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Steven, you want to make this the day before so it chills in the fridge overnight. And yes on the vanilla pods! Just be sure to halve it, scrape up the seeds, and add them in along with the cinnamon stick. xo! Paola

  15. Stephanie says:

    OMG!!! This is so fabulous! Had a whole batch in 2 days… as a nightly treat and in my bulletproof chai the next morning…DELICIOUS!! If I wanted to thicken up a bit and serve more like a traditional custard, could i add xantham gum ? at what point to I add and how much??

    • Paola says:

      Hi Stephanie! Glad you loved it (and YUP, it’s SO good with coffee!!). To make more of a custard I would actually just up the egg yolks (2-3 more?). You could always thin it out a bit if it comes out too thick. I’m not sure if xanthin gum would work perfectly (I’m thinking it would give it more of a slimy feel!). Hope this helps! xo Paola

  16. Maria says:

    Ok! Yay! My middle kid LOVES eggnog but when he looked at the label on the store variety, he put it back on the shelf. He is 17 years old and has recently become VERY health conscious. Iโ€™m going to make this for him and SURPRISE him. Thanks SO MUCH for the recipe!!!

  17. Diana says:

    I just have to tell you this is amazing!!! So glad there are people like you who know how to make Keto easier with recipes like these.

  18. Klaudie says:

    Hi. Can you please let me know how much xylitol in grams should I use? Because 5g of xylitol is about 4g of carbs! ๐Ÿ™ it means that 1/2 cup itโ€™s going to be around 50g which is more than 40g of carbs.. Iโ€™m confused as I never used it before.. Thank you very much. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Paola says:

      Hi Klaudie
      Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, very much like Swerve (though a slightly higher GI). So unless you eat a truck load, most people just subtract the sugar alcohols from the carb count.

      1 tablespoon xylitol = 16g. We used 1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 128g

      Hope this helps!

      xo Paola

    • Paola says:

      Hi Marlaine! No need to substitute with anything if you don’t want to (more store-bought varieties are virgin after all!). But some readers have been successful with rum extract in case you still want the taste ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo Paola

  19. Morgan says:

    Can I use monk fruit sweetener instead of the xylitol or swerve? Also, how long would you say this could be kept for? I really don’t think there will be any left after a day, but i’m just curious!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Morgan! If by monk fruit you mean Lakanto, then yes absolutely! Generally anything that is 1-to-1 to sugar will work great. In terms of how long it keeps I would say no more than 3-4 days (adding alcohol helps preserve longer). xo! Paola

  20. Norm says:

    I would like to say I am one of those people that loves eggnog anytime of the year, I am on a low carb diet and lifestyle and when I saw how many carbs were in store bought eggnog I thought for sure that was it no more for me. Well I came across your recipe made a double batch and it is great. Gotta watch I donโ€™t make myself sick on it. Lol

    • Paola says:

      Hi Norm! So glad you liked it!! Tbh I’ve been indulging on eggnog a bit (WAY!) too much myself! :-S! xo! Paola

  21. Elaine says:

    This looks great! I don’t do recipes where egg whites have to beaten and folded in later, so thank you for this! The best tasting spiked eggnog for me is to use brandy.

  22. kim says:

    I was wondering what do you do with the cinnamon stick? You say add it to the sauce pan so do you cook it and remove it or does it dissolve or do you use ground cinnamon.

    Thanks Kim

    • Paola says:

      Hi Kim! I’m sorry your comment went to spam! No the cinnamon stick does not dissolve, you remove it in the part were it says that you sieve out the mixture before cooling. xo Paola

    • Paola says:

      Hi Scott! Technically yes, you can use stevia. But tbh I didnโ€™t find the results to be as goodโ€ฆ so I would suggest either sticking to Swerve or xylitol for this one. xo Paola

    • Paola says:

      Hi Klaudie! Technically yes, you can use stevia. But tbh I didn’t find the results to be as good… so I would suggest either sticking to Swerve or xylitol for this one. xo Paola

  23. Tiffany says:

    Hello I just made this ๐Ÿ™‚ what is the amount for each serving? I was assuming 8 oz of nog but I canโ€™t find where it says for sure. Thanks

    • Paola says:

      Hi Tiffany! Serving size is roughly 2/3 cup. I just divided the whole batch by 8 when serving. Volume measurement depends on how much alcohol you added though (if any)… But total carbs for the virgin eggnog are 16g. xo Paola

      • Lois says:

        Just made this — warm and with rum, sipping it now. Wanted you to know how amazing it is!

        A question — above you say two net carbs per serving (2/3 cup) but here, above, you’ve said 16g. Would you clarify, please?

        • Paola says:

          Hi Lois! So glad you loved it!

          Correct, its 2g net per 2/3 cup. The 16 g I was referring to in the comment above was for the entire batch.

          xo! Paola

  24. Janae says:

    Hello! I would love to try this but I donโ€™t drink alcohol. Would the recipe be okay without or do I need to add more almond milk to keep the consistency the same?

    • Paola says:

      Hi Janae! As stated, alcohol is totally optional! It does help to thicken it slightly more in the fridge, but you will still end up with a nice and thick eggnog. A reader wrote on social media that she subbed in with rum extract rather than actual rum to still get that nice taste ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo! Paola

  25. Kendray says:

    Would making this with coconut milk totally ruin it? I’d like to make this to share with my husband, but he’s allergic to almonds.

    • Paola says:

      Hi Kendray! I wasn’t a huge fan of the coconut milk version… too much fat? The texture wasn’t silky smooth… Can your husband go for any other nut milks? Say macadamia? Or even cashew?

      • Paola says:

        Awesome!! Thank you so much for reporting back Sara! You’re the second reader to report back on macadamia nut, I MUST try it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo Paola

  26. Sofia Esp. says:

    What a DELICIOUS eggnog recipe!! Fed it to my flatmates and one could believe it was keto lol! It was just so thick and creamy wowza! thnx a bunch made my week!

  27. Danica says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

    Any idea how long could leftovers could safely be stored in the fridge for? I don’t want to make too much and have it go to waste. Thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Danica!

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And THANK YOU for reminding me to add the storage time! It keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days.

      xo Paola

  28. Stan says:

    Hello! I was wondering if the recipe could be halved? No offense, but I would like to whip up a trial batch…

    • Paola says:

      Hi Stan! Hahaha no offense taken, I do the same with new recipes ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Yes you can go ahead and halve it. I don’t suggest going lower than that as it get’s a bit hard to beat the custard etc… and things never come out quite right. But technically you could even do a 1 yolk ratio.

      xo Paola

      • Stan says:

        Hi Paola! I felt compelled to report back because we tried it this morning and it was excellent! We made half a batch last night and had a bit this morning with coffee and WOW! It was much better than any store bought version we’ve ever had.

        We used xylitol to sweeten and did use more nutmeg than the recipe called for, but it wasn’t freshly ground. And we also used rum extract. Though for Thanksgiving we’ll get all the fancy stuff. Thanks- Stan

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