Low-Carb Eggnog Recipe

There are some things in life that are just better low-carb, and eggnog is one of them. Ditch the skim milk and go straight for rich, heavy cream. This is a delicious low-carb eggnog. Upon my husband’s first taste he proclaimed, “That’s the best eggnog I’ve ever tasted!” You’ll want to quickly grab these ingredients so you can make them part of the upcoming festivities, and you’re sure to wow your guests with this one too!

This low-carb eggnog is SO creamy and delicious!


Low-Carb Eggnog Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

20 minutes

Low-Carb Eggnog Recipe


1/2 pint heavy cream

2 eggs (yolks and whites divided)*

1/4 cup xylitol

1/4 teaspoon pure stevia extract

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

dash of cloves

dash of cinnamon


  1. Using a mixer, beat egg yolks until they lighten in color.
  2. Add the xylitol, stevia, cream, nutmeg, vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon. Beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Whisk egg whites into cream mixture.
  4. Chill, enjoy, and know that this is what egg nog is supposed to taste like!


Keep in mind, if you are adding rum to your eggnog, some rums have added sugars. Be sure to read the label or you will not end up with a sugar-free drink.

This recipe calls for raw eggs. Yes, I know some people have a problem with that and are scared of salmonella. If you are one of those people you'll have to find a different recipe (but you'll be missing out!). I would highly recommend using farm fresh eggs for this sweet delicacy.



  1. I’d really rather not use Xylitol and Stevia has an aftertaste I don’t care for. Is it possible to use honey or maple syrup? Or would that be really weird?


  2. Definitely on the list to make during the Festive season {or sooner!} :-)

  3. I’m becoming a Trim Healthy Mama. I’ve been wondering what to do about eggnog. Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely be trying it very very soon! I pinned it on my Trim Healthy Mama and my Christmas Pinterest boards!

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  4. I can’t wait to try this. My son has to watch his sugar intake due to high insulin levels so I think this would be great for him. I’m curious is xylitol easy to find? I’ve never used it before.

    • Trisha Gilkerson says:

      I purchase it online, or you can also find it in health food stores. You might want to check out this post I wrote about xylitol. I really like it, but I’d suggest trying out just a little bit because some people (particularly those with unbalanced guts) can have some digestive issues from it.

  5. I just made this and it is devine. I used 1 teaspoon of stevia extract instead of the xylitol. When it was done I heated it very carefully over a double boiler with three chai tea bags to make the egg nog chai so often craved in our house this time of year. Thank you so much!

  6. I plan on making this because it looks so good! I’m a fan of your website. I was just wondering if the vanilla is extract or syrup?

  7. Chef Kathy says:

    If you are concerned with raw eggs, you can buy pasteurized eggs from the store.
    You can also, coddle your eggs by placing room temperature eggs in boiling water for two minutes, then plunging them in an ice bath.


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