Homemade Sugar-Free Ginger Beer

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With Valentine's Day coming up, ginger beer makes the perfect base for low-carb Moscow Mule cocktails! I couldn't find any sugar-free ginger beer without artificial sweeteners so I decided to make my own. Mellissa of I Breathe I'm Hungry made a sugar-free ginger syrup that can also be used for making ginger beer. In my recipe I used Sukrin Gold which is my favourite brown sugar substitute, and used a blender that allowed me to extract a lot more flavour from the ginger root.


Nutritional values (per serving)

3.7 grams 0.3 grams 0.3 grams 0.1 grams 0 grams 16 calories
Total Carbs4grams
Net Carbs3.7grams
of which Saturated0grams
Energy (calories)16kcal
Magnesium9mg (2%)
Potassium76mg (4%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (85%), protein (7%), fat (8%). Nutritious facts are estimated (I counted only 50% of the ginger root). One serving = ¼ cup of the ginger beer concentrate + 1 ½ cup sparkling water.

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 150 g ginger root, chopped (5.3 oz)
  • 2 lemons, juiced (~ 120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • ½ cup Sukrin Gold or Erythritol or Swerve (80 g / 3.9 oz)
  • 2 ½ cups water (600 ml)
  • optionally: few drops of liquid Stevia extract if you prefer it sweeter
  • sparkling water


  1. Wash and cut the ginger root into medium chunks. Place it in a blender together with 2 ½ cups of water. Blend for just about 10 seconds. Homemade Sugar-Free Ginger Beer
  2. Pour the ginger mixture through a fine mesh sieve (or use cheesecloth) into a sauce pan. Juice 2 lemons and add the fresh lemon juice to the sauce pan. Heat the mixture over a medium-low heat. Homemade Sugar-Free Ginger Beer
  3. Add Sukrin Gold (or Erythritol) and stir until dissolved. Cook the mixture until reduced to about a half (1 ½ cups). Then, take off the heat and let it cool down. Homemade Sugar-Free Ginger Beer
  4. Once cool, pour ¼ cup of the ginger beer concentrate in a glass and add 1 ½ cups of sparkling water or more to taste. Optionally, add a few ice cubes. Homemade Sugar-Free Ginger Beer

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By Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

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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I've noted it said that recipes from your blog can be added to the KetoDietapp, which I did buy, along with additional add-ons . How is that done? Haven't figured that out.  Thanks.


Hi Sharon, this feature is only available in KetoDiet (fully featured app with the planner). If by any chance you bought KetoDiet Basic, you can upgrade directly from the Menu. You can see more details on how to do that here: New Upgrade Path for KetoDiet Basic (iOS)


I love a good ginger beer. Definitely trying this ASAP. I have to buy the erythritol. Wish Costco would get items like this in stock!


I am defiantly going to make this ginger beer.


Is there a way to make water kefir and kombucha ketogenic?


I make my own kefir (coconut or regular) and my own kombucha. The problem with store-bought products is that they contain more carbs, especially kombucha. It's all about the level of fermentation and you can tell by tasting it (if you make your own). Just make sure it doesn't become as sour as vinegar 😊 Here's my coconut milk kefir: How To Make Coconut Milk Kefir


Ive just made this and it is delicious!! Thank you for making my favourite drink keto friendly! Xxx


How long can you keep the ginger beer concentrate in the fridge (I assume) for? Or does it need to be all used immediately?
Thank you


I'd keep it for up to a week or freeze in an ice-cube tray for longer 😊


Wow that looks and sounds like its really refreshing, a great summer time drink!! Thank you!


Hope you like it! 😊


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