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My KetoLuxe Eggnog is sugar free and full of flavor


Growing up, the closest my family ever came to making Eggnog was enjoying my Aunt Judy’s boiled custard recipe with Jack Daniels. She brought this delicious tradition with her from Tennessee to Indiana. When Aunt Judy wasn’t around, we’d open a carton of Peep’s brand and mix it with bourbon. A couple of years ago, I decided to make Eggnog from scratch. My taste buds were opened to a new passion. So long Aunt Judy and store-bought eggnog. While I love both, the real thing captured my heart. A new Christmas tradition was born. 

There’s no reason to be intimidated by making Eggnog. Simple and delicious, traditional recipe uses egg yolks, sugar, milk, cream, bourbon, nutmeg, and egg whites. To make Eggnog keto, I use heavy cream and powdered erythritol to replace the milk and sugar. This makes it great for people eating sugar free and gluten free.

Freshly grated nutmeg adds the finishing touch to a batch of homemade Eggnog

You should make Eggnog for your Christmas and New Year’s parties because it will wow your friends and family. They will think that you unlocked the secrets to a magic potion of Yuletide cheer. It is kind of like a cloud that Baby Jesus arrived in the manger on. You’ll know that it was easy and impressive, that’s KetoLuxe.

I celebrate the winter holidays with a warm fire and Eggnog

Which do you like better in Eggnog? Bourbon or rum? Share your preference in the Gourmet Keto Facebook group.

24 hours, 15 minutes

No cook time

4 egg yolks, separated
1/3 cup Powdered Erythritol plus 2 tablespoons
3 cups heavy whipping cream
4 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1. In a stand mixer, beat egg yolks until bright yellow.
2. Gradually add the 1/3 cup erythritol and beat until dissolved.
3. Add the cream, bourbon, and nutmeg and mix for one minute.
4. Place mixture in the refrigerator for one day.
5. Beat egg whites with remaining erythritol until they make stiff peaks.
6. Fold into cream mixture.
7. Serve in festive cups.

7 cups

Sam prefers rum in her Eggnog. You can substitute it for the bourbon.

Concerned about being gluten free? Experts are split on whether bourbon is gluten free. As a professional distiller, I consider it to be so.

Net carbs: 3 grams
Total carbs: 10 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 39 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Calories: 467
Glycemic load: 1


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