Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S

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Love it, or hate it?

We have both extremes in this house. I’m not going to name names, but one of us is thoroughly disgusted at the thought of “drinking eggs,” and the other one can hardly survive the holidays without the stuff.

Like I said, I don’t want to point fingers, but I’m quite thrilled about this Trim Healthy Mama-friendly eggnog that’s high in protein and low in carbs. Cashew milk and eggs make up the base of this eggnog; a little rum extract and a few spices give it a traditional flavor.


This eggnog doesn’t taste like the stuff that comes in the carton; it’s more like the kind your Grandma (or mine, anyway) used to make, showcasing the real flavor of eggs. The recipe fits perfectly into a mason jar for easy storage (and swigging!).

Yield: 3 cups (6 servings)

Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S

Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S

This low-carb, high-protein eggnog is a Trim Healthy Mama S.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 6 hours


  • 2 cups cashew milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1/2 cup half & half cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


  1. Warm cashew milk in saucepan until hot but not simmering. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and xylitol together in a bowl. Pour half the hot milk into the egg mixture,whisk together, and return to saucepan.
  2. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer (don't rush this step or the eggs will curdle). Stir constantly, until thermometer reads 160 F. Strain through a fine sieve into a mason jar. Refrigerate until eggnog is completely cold (you can make it a day ahead ).
  3. Before serving, add half & half, extracts, and spices to jar and shake vigorously to combine. Pour eggnog into small glasses and serve.


This recipe fills a mason jar and can be made ahead one day ahead of time.

You can use almond milk instead of cashew milk, but it won't be quite as creamy tasting.


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11 thoughts on “Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S”

    • Honestly, my dogs (and cats) have (not so) accidentally (stolen) consumed all kinds of non pet friendly foods and no word of a lie, not a single bad thing, other me chasing and cursing them, has ever happened. I wouldn’t fret overly much about the wee bastards safety, they will most likely be fine.

      • NOT SO! Xylitol is DEADLY to dogs. Ask your vet. Our vet is dead set against using it or any product containing even the smallest amounts. BTW… many sugar free gums contain xylitol also.


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