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Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)

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I can't imagine Christmas without my favourite Low-Carb Egg Liqueur. I've been making this holiday beverage for years and so has my mom. Sometimes she'd add a little coffee powder or cocoa powder. We call this recipe Vaječný Likér and it's one of the most popular Christmas beverages in the Czech Republic.

This keto Egg Liqueur is similar to the Classic Low-Carb Eggnog you may be more familiar with, although the flavour of this Egg Liqueur is more concentrated and it's creamier. Just like the classic version, this recipe uses vanilla and cinnamon but there's no nutmeg.

My Low-Carb Egg Liqueur tastes a bit stronger than a classic Eggnog so keep that in mind if you want to use less alcohol, or skip the alcohol altogether and make it kid-friendly. Just remember to substitute the rum with unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk.

I prefer making this Low-Carb Egg Liqueur with cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans which add a lot of flavour while keeping the colour pale yellow. If you don't have vanilla beans, feel free to use sugar-free vanilla extract. Another option you could use is vanilla bean powder as well as cinnamon powder although that would change the colour into more cream-brown.

Egg Liqueur is always served cold with an optional sprinkle of cinnamon. I serve mine in small glasses, similar to Low-Carb Baileys Irish Cream, with or without ice.

As long as you use the alcohol, a bottle of this liquid gold will keep in the fridge for up to a month. Happy holidays!

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Serving size 1/4 cup/ 60 ml

Allergy information for Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbs2 grams
Protein1.7 grams
Fat16.7 grams
Calories203 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 4%, fat 91%
Total carbs2 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars1.1 gramsSaturated fat10.2 gramsSodium28 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium37 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 900 ml)


  1. Pour the cream in a saucepan.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slit one vanilla bean lenghtwise and scrape out the tiny seeds. Place the seeds and the vanilla bean into the saucepan. Add two cinnamon sticks (or use 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon). (If you don't have vanilla beans, add 2 tsp vanilla extract together with the rum in step 11).
  3. Heat the cream over a medium-high heat until it just about starts foaming but it's not boiling. Take off the heat and cover with a lid. Let it sit for 30 minutes to let the mixture infuse. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  4. Meanwhile, place the egg yolks together with the Allulose in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk, mix until creamy and pale. You can use other sweeteners such as Erythritol or Swerve but Allulose works best as it doesn't crystallise once chilled. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  5. It's easier if you use an electric mixer to do this, otherwise it's a good workout! Set aside while you prepare the cream. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  6. Pour the cream mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the vanilla bean and the cinnamon sticks. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  7. Place the cream back on the stove and heat up, mixing frequently. When ready, the mixture should reach about 80 C (175 C). If you don't have a thermometer, just make sure the mixture is not boiling.
  8. To temper the egg yolks, use a ladle to slowly drizzle the hot cream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. When you have at least three quarters of the cream combined with the egg mixture, pour in all back into the saucepan. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  9. Heat over a medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula to prevent it from sticking to the bottom, until the mixture reaches about 80 C (175 C). This will take 5 to 8 minutes. Again, if you don't have a thermometer, just make sure the mixture is not boiling. Keep mixing constantly or the mixture will curdle. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  10. Add a pinch of salt. Remove the heat and let it cool down for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally so that no dry film is formed on top.
  11. Once it cools down, drizzle in the rum while stirring. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  12. Pour the egg liqueur into a bottle or two. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  13. You can start serving it at this point, although it's better to refrigerate it at least overnight to let the flavours develop. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)
  14. Store in the fridge for up to a month. Note that if you use less alcohol, the egg liqueur may not last for as long. If you don't use any alcohol (see tips in the post above), it can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Low-Carb Eggnog (Czech Egg Liqueur)

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1 g0.8 g15.2 g146 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Egg yolk, fresh
0.2 g0.9 g1.5 g18 kcal
Allulose, natural low-carb sweetener
0.7 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Rum, distilled alcoholic beverage (~40% vol)
0 g0 g0 g34 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml
2 g1.7 g16.7 g203 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

What brand of dark rum to you use/recommend? I’ve read that dark rum typically has sugar and molasses syrups added in and I’ve been unable to find detailed ingredient or carb info from the distilleries.

Hi Kim, I'm not sure which one I used in this recipe as we don't drink rum often. It was a few months ago, plus we live in the UK which may be different from where you are. I do know it had no added sugar (no contribution to carb count). I'm not an expert in this area but I wonder if sugar is used to add colour but none is left once distilled? You could use white rum instead although the flavour won't be as nice.

This is absolutely delicious and very easy. I used my favourite spiced rum so didn't add any other spices.  I prefer it to commercial cream liquer drinks. Thank you.

Thank you so much Sheila, and thank you for the tip, I'll need to try this with spiced rum! 😊

This is the best eggnog I've made since going keto! It's quite strong so I see why you only serve this in small glasses. I added 1/4 tsp nutmeg and served it without ice. So so good! I'll be making this again for New Year's cause I don't think it will last by then 😆 Thank you!

You can't go wrong with some extra nutmeg! Thank you and Merry Christmas 😊