Our Keto Pumpkin Spice Eggnog is rich, creamy, and indulgent with a pumpkin hint and plenty of spices. It is sugar-free eggnog at its finest, so you can have a low sugar holiday and stick to your keto diet.
A few years back, I had tried making homemade eggnog, and it called for raw eggs. I didn't feel comfortable drinking raw eggs or giving these to my kids. So, I put my chef's hat on and got to work experimenting in the kitchen. The method I developed is fail-proof if you read the instructions carefully and are prepared in advance to strain your mixture. Also, be sure and watch the video I created for you before you begin creating your homemade sugar-free eggnog.
For the best results, don't skip the straining step. This step strains out any chunks of egg, eggshells, and whole cloves to stay out of the finished keto eggnog. Plus, straining the mixture gives you the creamiest finished result.
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Ingredients You Need:
- egg yolks
- sugar substitute (see notes)
- heavy cream or full fat coconut cream
- pumpkin puree
- ground cinnamon
- whole cloves
- ground nutmeg
Tutorial Video: Keto Pumpkin Spice Eggnog
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Keto Pumpkin Spice Eggnog
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 cup sugar substitute see notes
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 whole cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup light rum optional, see notes
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Prepare a straining station beside your work area by placing a deep glass bowl on the counter. Then, set a strainer on top of the bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk these together egg yolks & sugar substitute until combined. Set aside.
- In a small bowl mix together the pumpkin puree, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mixing the spices into the pumpkin simply helps them distribute evenly throughout your keto eggnog.
- In a medium saucepan, combine water, heavy cream, pumpkin puree mixture, and cloves. Bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat.
- Turn off heat and temper the cream mixture into the egg-sugar mixture.
- Then, add the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan, stirring constantly.
- Stirring constantly, cook on low heat for a few minutes but do NOT allow to boil. You want to bring the mixture up to 160 degrees without cooking the eggs in the mixture. If you start seeing floating egg chunks, immediately remove from heat and strain.
- Remove from heat, strain into the container you prepared earlier.
- Then mix in unsweetened almond milk, light rum (see notes for substitutes), and vanilla extract.For the best flavor, chill 24 hours before serving. Store in your refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to three days.
Substitution Guide For Keto Pumpkin Spice Eggnog
This keto holiday drink recipe is fairly flexible with the substitutes you can use. In this section, I'll detail my suggestions and update this regularly as questions come in.
Our favorite sugar substitutes for keto eggnog include:
- Lakanto's Monk Fruit Blend
- Liquid stevia drops
- Lakanto's liquid monk fruit drops
BochaSweet has the closest taste to sugar and we often simply use this if we have it on hand. Otherwise, we like to mix two of the sweeteners above for a better full sugar flavor.
Allulose is a rare sugar and is only about 70% as sweet as sugar. So, you may need to increase the sweetness by adding liquid stevia or monk fruit drops at the end. Simply taste and adjust.
You can use any milk alternative you would like, such as unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk (in the carton or full fat in the can), or unsweetened macadamia nut milk. Check the nutrition facts on the container to be sure you have a low-carb milk option. Other options are to mix a half cup of water with a half-cup heavy cream or use the same strategy with full-fat coconut milk.
Dairy-Free Keto Pumpkin Spice Eggnog
To make your sugar-free eggnog dairy-free, simply swap out full-fat unsweetened coconut cream for the recipe's heavy cream.
If you would like to use a milk alternative as listed above, omit the water in the recipe and use the milk alternative instead. So, in step three, you would use one cup milk alternative for the water and one cup milk alternative for the heavy cream.
Non-Alcoholic Keto Eggnog
I prefer my eggnog to be non-alcoholic. As a result, I've experimented with many different options and will share my preferences and suggestions here.
You can use water or any milk alternative we've already discussed in place of the alcohol in this recipe. You can also omit the alcohol and not use anything additional.
Another option, which is my husband's favorite, is to mix a half cup of heavy whipping cream and a half cup of water and use this in place of the alcohol.
Now for my favorite option. I like to use full-fat coconut milk as a substitute because it lends another layer of flavor and sweetness. However, it does increase the carb count by .3 net carbs per serving. But, it also increases the fats to 15.4 g per serving.
More Keto Holiday Drink Recipes
After you bookmark the recipe above, explore our other sugar-free holiday drink recipes.
You can experiment with different bases for this sugar free coffee liquor including rum, brandy, vodka and even whisky! Kahlua is traditionally made with rum. Do what tastes good!
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