Sugar Free Eggnog tastes like traditional eggnog but it's made without refined sugar. Nothing says the holidays like eggnog! Enjoy a cup of this low carb version without all the calories!
For the last month or so, I've been testing out a new diet called Trim Healthy Mama. It's a low carb lifestyle which is sort of hard for someone that loves to bake. I love flour and sugar! You probably figured that out already. But I also want to lose a little bit of weight so I'm willing to try it. I plan on starting in the new year, but for now I'm sampling recipes and seeing what I like.
I thought it would be nice to make a sugar free version of traditional eggnog. It's also made with almond milk, so it's not so high in calorie, but it's still got all the flavor.
Sugarfree Eggnog tastes so much like regular eggnog. I used a sweetener called Swerve and fresh grated nutmeg for that festive flavor we all love.
Start by whisking together the Swerve, a little salt and 6 large eggs. Keep whisking untill it's smooth and completely combined. Pour into a large saucepan.
Add 4 cups almond milk to the pan. Turn heat to medium and whisk constantly.
This is the type of whisk I used. I love it because you can get into all of the corners. Keep whisking until it starts to steam, about 6 or 7 minutes. You can also use a food thermometer to heat it to 150°F.
Once it's heated through, grate fresh nutmeg into nog. Add the amount that you like best.
Next, whip up 8 ounces of heavy whipping cream. Add about a tablespoon of Swerve to sweeten it. (Note: the whipping cream is optional.)
Serve Sugarfree Eggnog with the whipped cream, more nutmeg and cinnamon sticks, if desired.
Nothing says the holidays like a big glass of eggnog.
It's also good with a little bit of booze like bourbon or brandy. Enjoy!
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Sugar Free Eggnog
- ½ cup Swerve or sugar substitute of your choice and you can use more if you want it sweeter
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 6 eggs
- 4 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Nutmeg to taste
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Swerve
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Cinnamon sticks
- Place Swerve and salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Add eggs and beat on medium with an electric mixer until smooth. (You can also beat by hand with a whisk.) Add the almond milk to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour into a large saucepan. Heat on medium while stirring CONSTANTLY with a wire whisk. This is very important because you don't want scrambled eggs. You just want it to heat all the way through. Whisk over heat for 6 or 7 minutes or until you see steam forming. (You can also use a food thermometer and heat to 160°F.)
- Remove from heat, then add the vanilla and nutmeg. Stir to combine, then pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until cold.
- Garnish with Swerve sweetened whipped cream, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks, if desired. Note: If you want to keep this recipe "dairy free", then omit the whipped cream garnish.
- Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Lindsay Hill says
Do you have the nutritional values for this recipe? It looks yummy! We'll try it this weekend!
Lise Ode says
Hi Lindsay, Yes, I just added the nutritional values for you. You can see them now at the bottom of the recipe. Enjoy!
Jan Ward says
Lise, I can't see how there can be 15 g of carbohydrates per serving. 1 cup of almond milk has only 1g of carbs, and each egg is only 0.6 g of carbs. Whipping cream is also less than a gram per serving of 1 Tbsp. I will definitely try your recipe. I LOVE eggnog!
Debbie Francis says
I count 3 carbs with an 8 serving recipe.
Mom Loves Baking says
Hi Robin! Thanks for your sweet comment. I love your blog and decorations from the kitchen!
I've been trying THM out for about a month. I've done a little cheating since I love traditional baking, but I have lost 4 pounds which is nice. I'm going to keep doing it! 🙂
It looks great! I follow you on instagram and saw your eggnog post, it drew me in! I just posted an eggnog recipe, too -THM style - only dairy free.
I heartily recommend THM. I've been following it for over two years now and love how I feel and look. It becomes a lifestyle.