How to Make Homemade Eggnog

Recipe posted in: Snack
eggnog recipe

Cozy up this holiday with a creamy and dreamy Homemade Eggnog! We kept this recipe free of added sugar so that you can enjoy it on your low-carb meal plan.

Eggnog is a classic beverage that many enjoy during the holiday season. To make our low-carb version, we started with an unsweetened vanilla almond milk as the base and simmer it with heavy cream, egg yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. We then add beat egg whites and stevia in order to give you the frothy, creamy texture you love. This simple, seasonal drink will quickly become a Christmastime staple in your home. Serve it up with a cinnamon stick for a creative presentation that is sure to impress.

One serving of this Homemade Eggnog recipe contains 145 calories and counts as one Healthy Fat on the South Beach Diet program. Stay accountable with your food intake during the holidays by logging your beverage in the South Beach Diet Tracker app! It’s the perfect place to keep track of your low-carb meal plan, water and weight loss throughout your health and wellness journey.

Looking for more South Beach Diet-approved sweets to enjoy this season? Indulge in these other low-carb recipes:

If you don’t feel like brewing up a big pot of eggnog, you can still enjoy a rich, creamy beverage from the South Beach Diet! Check out our A La Carte store and stock up on our Vanilla Shakes! With a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger, you can transform them into a delicious eggnog substitute.

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Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 8

Nutrition Information

  • 1 Healthy Fat


  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. stevia


  1. Add the almond milk, heavy cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to a medium-sized pot over medium-heat. Stir frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites in separate bowls.
  3. Add 1/3 cup of sweetener to the egg yolks and whisk together until smooth.
  4. Slowly add a ladle of the almond milk mixture to the egg yolk mixture in order to temper the eggs and mix together.
  5. Add the egg yolk mixture to the medium pot. Whisk together repeatedly to avoid getting lumps.
  6. Continue to simmer over medium-heat until the mixture is brought to 170°F. Remove from the heat.
  7. Beat the egg whites and 1 tablespoon of sweetener with a hand mixer until soft peaks are formed.
  8. Slowly add the egg whites to the warm egg mixture and stir.
  9. Pour the finished eggnog into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to chill.