This sugar free recipe is perfect for weight loss. It’s made using low carb ingredients including almond milk and a sugar free sweetener. The Eggnog is great for a keto diet, and you can have it with or without alcohol.
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I started making these homemade eggnog or sugar free recipe so that my family could enjoy it on-demand any day of the year, it’s better than the store-bought versions, after tweaking it to our tastes. And it has fewer carbs — guilt free eggnog. These drink is very easy to make, and is made of heavy cream, almond milk, egg yolks, and a low carb sweetener.
How To Make Homemade Keto Eggnog:
Digging into eggnog’s history, I learned that it originated with the British aristocrats, who drank hot eggnog and spiked it with sherry or brandy to prevent it from spoiling.
The combined term “eggnog” became commonplace by the late 18th century.
The whipped egg whites are also optional. If you like the texture of store-bought eggnog drinks, you might even want to skip the egg whites; on the other hand, if you like a foamier eggnog, then you would like the extra benefit of the drink once you’ve stirred in the foamed egg whites. Whipping egg whites does take a nontrivial amount of work — it probably takes me 10 to 15 minutes to whip the egg whites using a hand mixer on low to medium speeds.
These particular drink is made with powdered erythritol. I used it as my low carb sweetener of choice, which is about 70% as sweet as sugar. It has no effect on blood sugar or insulin, and your body actually cannot digest it. I buy erythritol online in granulated form, and use my Nutribullet to pulverize it into powder, making it more easily dissolved with other ingredients. You may substitute with another type of sweetener as long as it’s also in powdered or confectioners form and you make the appropriate conversion.
A few quick tips:
- Try to shake your almond milk carton before using so that the liquid wouldn’t settle beneath it.
- Use an instant read thermometer to judge how long to heat the eggnog mixture — better than guessing.
- Ensure you start the recipe a night before your intended day to serve it. It’ll take time for the eggnog to chill and it tastes better the next day.
I like making this eggnog or sugar free recipe for my family because they love it. This recipe is keto friendly and serve as low carb desserts:
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Ingredients to make these Sugar Free Recipe
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 4 1/2 ounces (about 3/4 cup) powdered erythritol sweetener
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Mix the egg yolks until smooth. Set aside the egg whites.
Add almond milk, heavy cream, powdered erythritol, and beaten egg yolks to a saucepan, and place over medium-low heat.
Stir together the ingredients until the mixture reaches 160 F, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring almost constantly. The mixture should not be hot enough to simmer.
Turn off the heat. Include the vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and turn it until the spices are properly mixed . Let stand to cool, and then cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight to chill.
For the serving:
Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until soft. Add as much of the foamy egg whites as you want by stirring with the cooled eggnog, and serve.
For the alcoholic drink, add some alcohol to each serving glass, and pour the cooled eggnog over it, stirring a little.
This sugar free recipe yields about 3 g net carbs per serving . The Nutrition information does not include erythritol, which cannot be digested by the body.