Is Eggnog Keto Friendly? Plus A Keto Friendly Recipe.

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Store-bought eggnog is not Keto-Friendly.  Commercial eggnog is full of sugar, and is not allowed on a Ketogenic Diet. However, you can make your own low-carb eggnog that is keto friendly.

In our house, we don’t see problems just opportunities.  That’s why we made our own Keto Friendly Eggnog Recipe which we’ve made every year for over a decade.

Now the Davis Eggnog is based upon the historical recipes for eggnog, so let’s start there.

The Origin of Eggnog

Most Nutritional Historians agree that modern eggnog evolved from an early medieval drink call Posset.

This drink was historically made in the spring as a way to preserve farm items that were not only abundant in the spring but overabundant; eggs and fresh milk.

Our version of eggnog is designed to do the same.

Here is a link if you want to learn more about this Keto Friendly Eggnog Recipe.

My Keto Friendly Eggnog Recipe

Keto Eggnog Recipe. You're going to love this low carb eggnog recipe. With both traditional and alcohol free eggnog options. We’ve also included ancestral eggnog recipe and a more modern cooked eggnog option in this recipe. Make your Keto Christmas more festive with this easy keto eggnog recipe. #Keto #KetoRecipe

Low Carb Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Thick, creamy and delicious, this holiday staple is so much better when homemade. And without refined sugar, you can enjoy your egg nog and stay in ketosis.
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Course: Christmas, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Christmas, Holiday, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto Recipe, Low Carb Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Minimum Aging Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 770kcal
Author: Angela Davis


  • 2 large pastured egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp Swerve confectioner's sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg freshly grated is best
  • 3 ounces liquor any combination of rum, cognac or bourbon
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream organic is best. See notes for half and half option.


  • Blend all ingredients. We love the Magic Bullet!
  • Pour into a glass container with a fitted lid. A mason jar works well if you are making a small batch.
  • Store in your refrigerator for at least 2 days. The longer you let it age, the better the flavor will be. Don’t worry, the alcohol will ward off any potential problems. If you choose to leave out the alcohol, consume within 5 days. This is a strong cocktail, so if you’d prefer to reduce the amount of alcohol, follow the same 5 day aging precaution.


For a lighter version, you can reduce the heavy whipping cream to 3/4 cup and substitute 3/4 cup half and half for the remaining. This will lower the calorie count and the fat percentage. It will also add 7.5 grams of carbohydrates, if you’re keeping close track!
ProTip – Make extra Keto Eggnog so you can make Low Carb Eggnog Ice Cream!

Nutrition – Not laboratory tested.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Homemade Eggnog Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 770 Calories from Fat 639
% Daily Value*
Fat 71g109%
Saturated Fat 43g215%
Cholesterol 429mg143%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2869IU57%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Angela Davis

I'm Angela Davis, Co-Founder of Advantage Meals. I have a Bachelors in Anthropology and Masters in Holistic Nutrition. My passion is Ancestral Nutrition and for over a decade I've been helping Keto Diet beginners and those looking for their Primal Diet. "There is no one right way." Below are the most recent articles I've written for

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