Healthy Eggnog Recipe

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This healthy eggnog recipe packs delicious flavors into a nutrient dense drink everyone will enjoy. 

healthy eggnog recipe

Healthy eggnog recipe

There are times in everyone’s life that call for eggnog – it’s only the most delicious drink, so it sort of makes sense.  Whether it’s Christmas morning or the middle of springtime, I like to keep this healthy eggnog recipe in mind for when the cravings hit. 

Here is my all time favorite, nutrient dense healthy eggnog recipe so you can be prepared for all of your family’s eggnog needs! 

Cooking a non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of my favorite ways to kick off any day of winter fun. Not only is it jam packed with nutrients galore, but it is one of my favorite clean eggnog recipes.    

If you’re looking for more traditional treat recipes, check out my Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse and lard pie crust recipes.               

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A delcious homemade eggnog recipe that will become one of your favorite holiday drinks! This recipe is non alocholic, nutrient dense, super healthy, and so yummy! We love it as one of our favorite healthy recipes for our Nourishing Traditions recipes.

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Nutrient Dense Eggnog

Between the nutrient dense, grass fed cream and the hearty raw eggs, this nutrient dense eggnog recipe is basically a superfood.

Cultured cream is full of friendly probiotics and healthy fats that boost gut health and banish sugar cravings. Eggs from pasture raised hens contain zinc B vitamins, which can support our immune systems (source). Dr. Natasha, the disguiser of the GAPS diet, says that raw egg whites support healthy detox. 

We all know that sugar and junk food is everywhere during certain times of the year. This recipe is basically my superweapon to keep everyone’s minds (and bellies!) satisfied during the chilly winter months.

When our tummies are full of all these nutrients, junk food and sugary desserts suddenly don’t seem so temping anymore!

Not only is this vintage eggnog recipe a part of Nourishing Traditions, but you can also enjoy it on the GAPS diet! Keep reading to see how…

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 Tips for making eggnog

Eggnog is such an important part of the holiday season and making it on your own is an essential skill for the real foodie. 

  • To make cultured cream, I use grass fed cream cultured with kefir, but you can also culture it with grains and strain them out using cheese cloth. For the kefir, I add about 2-3 tablespoons of kefir to a jar of cream then let it sit out on the countertop for around 48 hours to allow it to thicken up. 
  • I prefer raw cream from grass fed cows, but if that isn’t available, I will use low temperature vat pasteurized cream from grass fed cows and culture it before using. I don’t recommend ultra pasteurized cream. 
  • To whip the cultured cream, I prefer to use my favorite hand mixer
  • When it comes to using raw eggs, it is important to mention to use eggs where you really trust the source. I only feed my family organic eggs from our own backyard pasture raised chickens and I encourage you to do your own research on this and do what you are comfortable with.

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How to make healthy eggnog



  1. Whip the cultured cream until it is the consistency of a whipped cream
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Whip until mixed together
  4. Pour and enjoy!

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Clean eggnog recipe

I pack up this delicious holiday drink for every holiday event, it’s practically a tradition within itself. 

In fact, this non-alcoholic eggnog with heavy cream recipe is the perfect food to serve to help gear up the family for a day of holiday fun. Who wants to attend the town tree lighting festival with a family that is full of processed food that weighs them down and makes them feel cranky? 

Trust me, this clean eggnog recipe will keep everyone’s  tummies full and spirits high throughout every holiday tradition you want to throw their way. 

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Eggnog for the Nourishing Traditions diet

When people are looking for delicious holiday drinks, oftentimes they skip over the idea that they can be healthy as well.

When you follow an eating lifestyle like the Nourishing Traditions diet, then you don’t have to sacrifice your health for some delicious eggnog. In fact, a dessert like this can be a treat AND your daily serving of healthy fats at the same time. 

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GAPS diet eggnog

Since this recipe is approved for the GAPS diet, it is important to mention that this festive drink can be enjoyed as early as stage 2, as long as you are tolerating all of the ingredients well. 

Just make sure if you are on stage 2 that you only add the egg yolks, since egg whites are not approved until stage 3. 

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What is eggnog made of?

Wondering what eggnog is made out of? I was too, which is how I originally discovered this recipe.

Traditionally, eggnog was always made with fresh cream and eggs with some sweetener and nutmeg. I follow this same idea, but I culture the cream to add friendly probiotics and opt for honey instead of sugar as a healthier choice for the sweetener.

Eggnog is sold these days during the holidays in cartons with little to no notice of how unhealthy it can be. Commercial eggnog is usually made with low quality pasteurized dairy and conventional eggs. It is also typically full of sugar and stabilizers, instead of relying on healthier, real ingredients like naturally thick cream and nutrient dense egg yolks for that nice consistency. 

This easy eggnog recipe takes only a few minutes to whip up and is the perfect addition to any holiday celebration. With cultured cream and locally sourced raw eggs, you can pack a lot of nutrients into a delicious tasting drink. 

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 Is eggnog healthy?

Commercial eggnog isn’t necessarily healthy, as it contains a lot of sugar, stabilizers, and low quality eggs and dairy. When you make eggnog yourself with high quality, locally sourced ingredients, eggnog can be very healthy. 

While the store bought brand is chalked full of sugar and preservatives that will make your stomach turn, this recipe will help you see eggnog in a different light, and enjoy it as a healthy treat. 

Is homemade eggnog good for you?

When you choose ingredients from local, trusted sources, the answer is yes! Homemade eggnog can be extremely good for you. 

Egg yolks, for example, are packed with healthy nutrients. Cultured cream from grass fed cows is a great source of healthy fat and probiotics. Raw honey contains enzymes and other nutrients. 

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Is eggnog good for the stomach?

Traditional eggnog is known for its delicious taste but that tired, bloated feeling in your stomach isn’t so fun. With this clean eggnog recipe, however, you can be rest assured that you are filling your stomach with a healthy drink. 

The cultured cream is packed full of probiotics, and the culturing makes it more easily digestible. When you trust where your eggs are coming from, they are nutrient dense and easily digested. 

Keep scrolling to learn the secret to making this drink the healthiest it can be…

How to make eggnog healthy?

When you are making eggnog from scratch, it is essential to do your research as to where your ingredients are coming from. Cream from the store, for example, may not come from a grass fed source. When that happens, you are missing out on a ton of nutrient opportunities! 

When looking for local, healthy ingredients, if you are unable to harvest the food yourself then the next best thing is to talk to your neighbors! 

Some helpful places to ask around for local ingredients:

Going that extra mile for your food is one of the most rewarding things that you can do for your family! 

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of making eggnog from scratch…

What are the benefits of making an eggnog?

There are so many benefits to making your own eggnog – you have to try it! Here are just a few:

  1. This recipe is faster than going to the store
  2. Homemade eggnog has unlimited potential for a healthy beverage
  3. Since eggnog is traditionally a seasonal drink, you can only buy it during certain parts of the year. With this recipe, you can beat any eggnog craving, no matter the season!

How long does eggnog last?

With homemade eggnog, it’s important to remember that the fragile ingredients won’t last too long. You can store it in the fridge for 1-2 days, maximum. 

Luckily, this healthy eggnog recipe is so delicious that storing it for more than a few hours will feel impossible. At our house, we love it so much, we pretty much never have leftover eggnog to store. 

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Yield: 2 cups

Healthy Eggnog Recipe

healthy eggnog recipe

This healthy eggnog recipe packs delicious flavors into a nutrient dense drink everyone will enjoy. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup of cultured cream, preferably raw, but vat pasteurized is okay
  • 2 raw eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Raw honey to taste (usually around 2-3 tsp)


  1. Whip the cultured cream until it is the consistency of a whipped cream
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Whip until mixed together
  4. Pour and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 516Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 320mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 10g

3 thoughts on “Healthy Eggnog Recipe”

  1. When I tried whipping cultured cream one time it became butter before it whipped fluffy. Is this a problem you face? Wondering how to avoid..

  2. Hi Marisa,

    Love your content. As for making eggnog, what about using organic whipping cream that is high temperature short time (HTST)? I use the brand Organic Meadows here in Canada (we don’t have access legally to raw milk) that uses this process for their milk/products. Do you think that would be okay to use?

    • Thank you! Yes, when I can’t get raw cream, I get organic, grass fed vat pasteurized cream. I avoid anything that says ultra high temp or ultra pasteurized. Hope this helps!


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