I have the best Homemade Eggnog Recipe for you!
But before we get started, let’s discuss eggnog. It’s such a funny food for a couple reasons.
Healthy Homemade Eggnog Recipe
First, if you eat healthy, you must be thinking, what’s in the laundry list of ingredients in store bought eggnog?
What is Eggnog?
Second? You just have to wonder, what are the origins of this unique holiday drink and why is it called eggnog?
Simple Recipe for Eggnog
First things first. This is a super simple recipe!
As opposed to the crazy long ingredient lists of store bought eggnog, my recipe is made with seven ingredients total.
Free exclusive eBook, plus recipes and health tips, delivered to your inbox.
How to Make Eggnog?
All you need to make this easy eggnog recipe is heavy cream, eggs, nutmeg, vanilla stevia, and a touch of honey!
Homemade Eggnog Recipe
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- In a food processor, combine egg yolks, heavy cream, and water
- Process for 45 seconds, then pulse in honey, nutmeg, and vanilla stevia
- Pulse in salt if using
- Using a hand blender and a one quart mason jar whip egg whites to stiff peak
- Mix whites into eggnog mixture with 3 quick pulses
- Chill and serve
Easy Recipe for Eggnog
My easy recipe for eggnog is based on Alton Brown’s.
Low Carb Eggnog Recipe
However, mine is low in sugar and high in fat which makes it the perfect holiday treat if you’re following a Keto Diet.
Keto Eggnog Recipe
Yes! Made with a base of heavy cream, and just a touch of sweetener, it’s keto eggnog.
Tips for How to Make Homemade Eggnog
If you want to make this eggnog recipe bright yellow, add ⅛ teaspoon of turmeric.
While the color is stunning, the nutritional benefits of turmeric are unparalleled.
This super spice has numerous health benefits including detoxification of the liver.
The batch I made for the photograph above does not have turmeric in it.
The froth in the eggnog in the photo is from the foamy egg whites on top.
Homemade Recipe for Eggnog
I’ve made this homemade eggnog recipe both with and without salt.
There is no denying that I am a salt-a-holic –which works really well for me given that my blood pressure is low.
I think it tastes much better with salt, you might find though, that you prefer this eggnog without salt.
Why Is It Called Eggnog?
I remember, back when the boys were in grade school, discussing the etymology (i.e., derivation) of the word “eggnog.”
According to Wikipedia, the drink may have originated in England, and it’s possible that it developed from a drink called “posset,” a beverage made of hot milk.
Eggnog’s second syllable, “nog,” seems to have come from the word “noggin” which is from 16th century English and appears to mean “small cup or mug.”
Whether it’s eggnog or any other recipe, you know I don’t like turning eating into a mathematical exercise!
That’s why I don’t use nutrition information, I just eat healthy and low carb.
If you need nutrition information, hop on over to myfitnesspal.com. I discuss this subject a bit more in a post called Nutrition Information.
Vegan Eggnog Recipe
My eggnog recipe above contains raw eggs.
If you’re concerned check out my Vegan Eggnog recipe!
Yes, it’s an egg-free, dairy-free eggnog made with an almond milk base.
For me raw eggs are not a problem, I’ve been feasting on raw eggs since I was a child, when I made the toll house cookie recipe almost every day after school.
I haven’t ever had an issue with raw eggs, in fact, sometimes I wonder if I tolerate raw eggs better than cooked eggs.
Dairy Free Eggnog Recipe
If you’re wondering how to make dairy free eggnog you’re in luck because my Vegan Eggnog is not only egg free, it’s dairy free as well.
Eggnog Recipes: Non Alcoholic
Both of my eggnog recipes are non alcoholic.
What Kind of Alcohol Goes Best with Eggnog?
But, if you need to know what kind of alcohol goes best with my homemade eggnog recipes, here are a couple of suggestions:
- Dark Rum
Healthy Hot Drinks
And here are some of my favorite hot drinks for winter or any time of year!
Recipe for Hot Chocolate with Ginger
My Recipe for Homemade Hot Chocolate with Ginger is a great way to indulge over the holidays and all winter long!
This super low carb recipe is made with a base of coconut milk and 85% dark chocolate.
Healthy Rose Quartz Latte Recipe
My Rose Quartz Latte is made with a secret ingredient that helps improve circulation.
And it’s as tasty as it is beautiful.
Keto Golden Turmeric Latte Recipe
This Keto Golden Turmeric Latte is as good as it gets –healthy and delicious.
What could be better than a drink that increases brain function?!
Healing Ginger Tea with Licorice Root for a Sore Throat
I’ve been giving the boys my Ginger Tea with Licorice Root recipe since they were toddlers.
Now they call me to whip up a batch when they’re on the way home from the airport.
Chai Latte Breakfast Drink
My fan favorite Chai Latte has been shared by readers over twenty five thousand times.
I make this warm comforting breakfast drink recipe with eggs and coconut oil, then sweeten it with a single date.
It also contains a bunch of anti-inflammatory spices that give it great flavor!
Best Drink Recipes
These are a few of my favorite drinks.
Is there anything you’re looking for that you didn’t find here?
Leave a comment and let me know! This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this Homemade Eggnog Recipe in 2014.
Yum! This looks so good! Does vanilla stevia taste much different than vanilla extract?
Suzanne, this recipe needs the stevia to give it adequate sweetness :-)
Great recipe Elana!
About your health problems…Have you tried the autoimmune protocol?
Beatriz, I haven’t needed to since my diet is so dialed in. I did do this which helped a ton:
Cathy Silver says
Made your banana bread yesterday. Subbed butter for palm shortening it was gorgeous. Thank you for your recipes
Cathy, you’re welcome!
Ellen McGrath says
Hi Elana, caught part of your interview with Faith Middleton on her Connecticut Public Radio “The Food Schmooze” program today. Glad to see that you are getting the word out about paleo/primal eating, and it reminded me to check out your yummy recipes.
One drawback to eating raw eggs is it depletes biotin. However, unless you’re Rocky Balboa and eat them all the time you probably don’t have to worry if it’s occasional. :)
Love your site. You have made the world a better place for those who need your recipes. I’m in the natural health field and tell all my clients about your website and books. You are a true gift!
Marge, what a sweet comment! You made my day :-)
Thinking about tryint this with goat milk!!
Julie, let me know how it turns out :-)
We have the ketonix as well! We don’t count carbs but essentially are eating a keto diet and test consistently with ketones. It’s a great device, feel the best I have in years and never count calories yet maintain the same weight. We love your recipes and they fit wonderfully into our diet. Cannot wait to try the egg nog too!
Stephanie vb says
Jusy wondering what you might suggest as a sub for the heavy cream? I love eggnog but can’t do cow dairy!
I read a recipe yesterday that made eggnog with full fat coconut milk and a little bit of almond milk
Hi Debi, you may want to check out my Vegan Eggnog recipe:
A friend and I were just discussing making a primal egg nog! I can’t wait to try this! I don’t tolerate the taste of stevia. Anyone know if I can just leave it out? Maybe add in some vanilla extract?
As I stated above, we normally make the cooked nog, but will try this. In the very distant past, as a teen, we would have the raw egg nog, but wouldn’t use stevia. I don’t know that you necessarily need sweetener, but perhaps you could try honey, Moon fruit, or even puree two or more full dates in the blender with this? I prefer dates, followed by coconut sugar.
I was just wondering the same thing. Stevia tastes absolutely terrible to me! I think I’ll try vanilla extract. If I had any vanilla beans I think I’d try that…
Body Ecology stevia is the only stevia that tastes great!
Dorothy Crater says
I consume honey instead.
Could I please ask you if you feel safe using raw eggs? If I had somewhere local, a really well established family farm where I could buy eggs, I would feel so much more confident in not making us sick. Store bought tends to make me feel uneasy.
Thank you for all you share here. You are the go-to angel on the Internet when I need recipes and ideas.
Martha Burton says
The FDA estimates that only 1 in 20,000 eggs is infected with salmonella. It’s your call.
I would never buy this, but I did see that you can buy pasteurized eggs now…..don’t know if this info help. I’ve seen them at both Sprouts and Whole Foods.(I notice them because I thought they were pastured eggs….!)
All eggs are pasteurized from the store.
I have my own chickens and freeze the eggs in tiny containers so that when I need raw eggs in Winter, I have them available. Sadly I can’t have dairy though.
Cheryl, thanks for your comment! Here’s a link to my dairy-free eggnog for you:
We eat chickens from our own eggs. The likelihood of salmonella is exponentially greater with factory-raised eggs. I am not saying this to justify eating them raw–I usually don’t, and will try this recipe but our family generally prefers the thick, custard-style eggnog. I believe it is definitely your call, but you can look it up for more information before choosing. :)
I eat raw eggs almost daily either in homemade mayo or smoothies and the yolks for Caesar dressing. Never a problem with pastured eggs.
Sue, I have been eating raw eggs, especially raw egg yolks, up to 6 per day for years and never had a problems. I buy organic eggs, but I wouldn’t hesitate to eat regular store eggs either. I know people who eat up to a couple of dozen raw eggs a day.
Hi everyone! I eat raw eggs often and have not had any issue with doing so. If you are looking for a recipe that does not contain raw eggs, check out my Vegan Eggnog: