Homemade paleo and keto eggnog in Christmas glasses

Homemade Paleo & Keto Eggnog

Luscious and incredibly delicious, expect this homemade paleo and keto eggnog to vary little (if at all!) from the traditional holiday classic!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, European, Keto
Keyword keto eggnog, paleo eggnog
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 248 kcal



  1. Please see recipe video for deets and tricks!

  2. Add nut milk, heavy cream, cinnamon and nutmeg to a medium saucepan and simmer for about 8-10 to infuse. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the yolks. 

  3. Add egg yolks and sweetener to a large bowl and, using a whisk or an electric mixer (easier), beat them until light, fluffy, and most of the sweetener has dissolved (if using erythritol, some granules will remain). 

  4. Gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Tempering means adding the hot milks (very!) little by little to your egg mixture while whisking constantly, so your eggs don't curdle.  

  5. Return everything to the saucepan, and cook over medium/low heat for roughly 8-10 minutes, or until your mixture reaches 160°F/70°C and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and sieve onto a medium mixing bowl. Stir in vanilla and liquor of choice, to taste. Cover and transfer to the refrigerator to chill.

  6. Your eggnog will continue to thicken while chilling. So give it a good stir right before serving, and feel free to thin it out with a little nut milk until desired consistency is reached. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Please see post for full details on using coconut milk. 

Pssst! if you're looking for something to do with all your leftover egg whites may I suggest  our soft 'n fluffy sandwich bread?! Alternatively, a batch of keto candied pecans (or granola!). ;)

Note that nutrition facts were estimated without the booze (no effect on carbs, just higher calories depending on amount). 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Paleo & Keto Eggnog
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1070IU21%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.