Easy Low Carb Egg Nog

OK, let’s start with the disclaimers. This is not that great fluffy egg nog that everyone waxes rhapsodic about, waiting the whole year for a little pinky raised mini cup of ecstasy. This is not alcoholic. This is not aged. This is nothing more than a quick, inexpensive and delicious replacement for the stuff you get in the jugs at the food mart at some exorbitant price at the holidays.

I like egg nog. I’m on a low carb diet. And this stuff is good. And easy. And low carb. So there.

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Low Carb Egg Nog

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups milk can be cow, almond or soy
  • 1 Cup cream
  • 1/2 Cup sugar equivalent
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg optional
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum optional

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until combined. I try not to get too much air into it, but that's up to you.

  2. For sous vide: Put into quart canning jars...it should take two, but if you frothed it up real good, you might have a bit more.  Put on screw tops and put in sous vide bath for 1 hour at 155.

  3. For stove top: Put in large saucepan and over medium heat and stirring, bring it to approx 165 degrees. Kill the heat. You don't want to boil this or it gets really eggy...not terrible, but

  4. Cool in the refrigerator and then serve.

Recipe Notes

You can add alcohol to this (dark rum, whiskey, bourbon) if you wish.  It's traditional.  I drink it without.

The spices are optional and they do kind of muddy up the liquid, but taste good. An alternative is to leave them out of the mix, but then sprinkle on the surface of your cupful.

Your choice of milk is up to you. They all taste good, but different from each other. Almond and soy milk will have fewer carbs. I like the taste of cow milk. I make and drink them all.