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.
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.
PREP: 24 hours, 15 minutes
COOK: No cook time
- 4 egg yolks, separated
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons Low Carb Revolution Allulose
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces bourbon
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- In a stand mixer, beat egg yolks until bright yellow.
- Gradually add the 2/3 cup allulose and beat until dissolved.
- Add the cream, bourbon, and nutmeg and mix for one minute.
- Place mixture in the refrigerator for one day.
- Beat egg whites with remaining allulose until they make stiff peaks.
- Fold into cream mixture.
- Serve in festive cups.
YIELD: 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.
NUTRITION BREAKDOWN, EACH SERVING
Net carbs: 2 grams
Total carbs: 2 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 20 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Allulose: 2 grams
Sodium: 16 milligrams
Glycemic load: 1