Coconut milk eggnog in glasses.

Coconut Milk Eggnog (Keto + Paleo-Friendly)

Recipes, Christmas, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Keto, Paleo
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Coconut milk eggnog is a rich, creamy holiday drink that’s perfectly delicious. This healthier spin on an old classic is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener, making it keto and paleo-friendly. 

Plus, this tasty drink cooks in less than 30 minutes. The hardest part of making this coconut milk eggnog recipe is letting the eggnog cool and chill in the fridge overnight. Ultimately, you will have a delicious eggnog that hits the spot and puts you in a holiday mood!

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you need to make coconut milk eggnog.

Coconut Milk: Coconut milk gives the eggnog a thick, creamy texture. 

Spices: This eggnog is made with a cinnamon stick and nutmeg. It gives the eggnog a warm flavor. 

Egg Yolks: Egg yolks thicken the eggnog and give it a rich texture. (Use the leftover egg whites to make candied pecans or egg white muffins). 

Monk Fruit Sweetener: Monk fruit sweetener is both keto and paleo-friendly. It gives the eggnog the perfect balance of sweet flavor. 

Vanilla Bean Paste: Vanilla bean paste gives the eggnog even more flavor. Use pure vanilla extract if you don’t have vanilla bean paste.

How To Make Coconut Eggnog

Place the coconut milk, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a large pot and heat it for 3-5 minutes over medium-high heat until it comes to a simmer and is warm. 

Heating coconut milk and spices in a pot.

Place the egg yolks and monk fruit sweetener in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until it has a pale yellow color. You can also do this step in a blender, stand mixer outfitted with the whip attachment, food processor, or by hand with a whisk.

Beating monk fruit sweetener and egg yolks in a bowl.

Remove the milk from the stove. Pour the hot coconut milk into a liquid measuring cup. Add 1/4 of the coconut milk to the eggs while whisking constantly. Once combined, gradually add the remaining coconut milk mixture to the eggs while whisking constantly. 

Tempering the eggs

Pour the eggnog back into the same pot and heat it over medium-high heat, constantly stirring for 3-5 minutes until it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove it from the heat then stir in the vanilla bean paste.

Whisking in the vanilla extract.

Let the eggnog cool completely, then strain it.

Straining the eggnog.

Cover the eggnog with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight.

Whisk the eggnog until smooth, then pour it into glasses and enjoy!

Coconut milk eggnog in glasses.

Tips For Making Coconut Milk Eggnog

  • Use full-fat coconut milk. It will give the eggnog a creamy texture. 
  • When adding the coconut milk to the eggs, whisk it constantly. Whisking constantly prevents it from curdling. Additionally, stir the eggnog constantly when heating it on the stove to prevent it from curdling. If the eggnog does curdle, place it into a blender, blend until smooth, then strain it to ensure it is rich and creamy. 
  • Taste the eggnog. The amount of monk fruit sweetener may not be sweet enough for your palette, so you may need to add more sweetener to the eggnog. 
  • If you add alcohol to this eggnog, mix it in the alcohol 1/4 cup at a time and adjust as necessary. Remember, you can always add alcohol to eggnog, but you can’t take it out. If you add too much alcohol, you may have to toss the entire batch. Adding it a little at a time prevents this. 
  • The coconut milk eggnog thickens as it cools. If your eggnog is too thick, add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut milk and whisk until it is nice and smooth. 

Eggnog Variations

Coconut milk eggnog is the ultimate holiday drink. However, there are lots of ways you can elevate this recipe. So don’t be afraid to get creative. Here are some creative twists you can try: 

Tropical Twist: Add a few tablespoons of pineapple juice and garnish the eggnog with toasted coconut

Flavored Syrups: Add caramel, hazelnut, or vanilla syrup to give the eggnog an added depth of flavor.  

Almond Milk: Not a fan of coconut milk? Use almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or any other non-dairy milk you prefer. 

Coconut Extract: Why not go all the way and increase the coconut flavor? Add a teaspoon of coconut extract to give the eggnog a more robust coconut flavor. 

What’s The Difference Between Eggnog And Coquito

Eggnog is made with eggs, cream, milk, and flavorings like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Eggnog may also include alcohol. Coquito is a Puerto Rican drink. It translates to little coconut in English. Traditional Coquito does not contain eggs. However, some people add eggs to give it a richer, creamier texture. 

What Is The Best Alcohol To Put In Eggnog

Brandy is the alcohol of choice for eggnog. However, you can also use rum if desired. A lot of people like to use a combination of dark rum and Cognac. If you want to give a stronger, boozy flavor, add bourbon. However, be careful with the bourbon. If you add too much, it can overpower the eggnog’s flavor. 

Coconut milk eggnog in glasses.

Storing Coconut Milk Eggnog

Store coconut milk eggnog in an air-tight mason jar or a pitcher. The eggnog will last for 5 days in the fridge. 

Since it is made with coconut milk, the eggnog may separate. There’s no need to panic. Place it into a blender and blend until smooth, or mix it with a whisk until smooth. 

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Coconut Milk Eggnog

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Recipe by Sarah Course: DrinksCuisine: Keto, Paleo, Gluten-FreeDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

98

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

Coconut milk eggnog is the perfect holiday drink. It is rich, creamy, sweet, and indulgent. The eggnog has a subtle coconut flavor that pairs perfectly with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Plus, this eggnog recipe is super easy to make, and you only need a few ingredients. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and make a batch of this delicious coconut milk eggnog. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz. cans coconut milk

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 6 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup monk fruit sweetener

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla bean paste

Directions

  • Place the coconut milk, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a large pot. Heat it for 3-5 minutes over medium-high heat until it comes to a simmer.
  • Place the egg yolks and monk fruit sweetener in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and monk fruit sweetener with a hand mixer on medium or whisk until pale yellow color in color.
  • Remove the coconut milk from the stove. Pour the coconut milk into a large liquid measuring cup. Whisk a quarter of the coconut milk into the eggs. Gradually add the remaining coconut milk to the eggs while whisking constantly.
  • Pour the eggnog back into the same pot and heat it over medium-high heat, constantly stirring for 3-5 minutes until it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Let the eggnog cool completely, then strain it into a pitcher or container.
  • Cover the eggnog with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Whisk the eggnog until smooth, pour it into glasses, and garnish it with your desired toppings.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 8
  • Calories: 98kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2.6g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 157mg
  • Sodium: 185mg
  • Potassium: 14mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 2.2g
  • Calcium: 16mg
  • Iron: 1mg

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  • Sarah

    Hello. Welcome to my food blog! I am a recipe developer/content writer and creator. Food is universal. Its more than something you eat. Food is an experience that can be enjoyed alone or with others. It can affect your physical health and your mood. I love food and I believe it affects how we feel which is why I started this blog that provides you with delicious healthy recipes, useful tips and tricks, guides, and informative articles.

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