Perfect Paleo Holiday Eggnog (Dairy-free, Lactose Free, Low-FODMAP)


I love the holidays and I LOVE recipes that can be used to make multiple treats because it can please many people at once! This holidays eggnog is dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and low-FODMAP which makes it work for most food sensitive individuals. I personally would take a hot chocolate over an eggnog, unless that eggnog had a nice dose of whisky added to it. My husband on the other hand will drink any way he can, but his personal favorite was the cold-brew coffee creamed with eggnog. You can find recipes for these spiked holiday cocktails below!


Eggnog reminds me of chai because the flavor can vary brand-to-brand, or recipe-to-recipe. I have had many eggnog's in the past that  are sickly sweet and way to "spicy" or warm as I would call it because of the cinnamon and nutmeg spices. All recipes usually include the same ingredients, but it's about the balance. I would say this eggnog meets sweet and warm spicy at just the right place. 

Paleo dairy-free lactose-free low-FODMAP holiday Eggnog coffee christmas drink

This recipe uses cardamom which is not found in most eggnog recipes, but cardamom is an amazing warm spice that gives holiday recipes that warm festive taste. I have a few recipes featuring cardamom one is my Aebleskivers, a Christmas pancake puff which is a must Christmas Breakfast! My Pumpkin + Cardamom Mini Muffins are another great recipe that shows the amazing flavor of cardamom!

Quick and easy recipes are great when you have littles, or may be impatient; for me it's both. It takes hardly and time and is pretty fool proof. 

Paleo dairy-free lactose-free low-FODMAP holiday Eggnog coffee christmas drink


3 cups almond milk

3 tablespoons ghee, or coconut butter

1½ teaspoon vanilla or 1 vanilla pod

½ teaspoon cinnamon or 3 cinnamon sticks

⅛ teaspoon fresh ground cardamom

⅛ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

4 egg, separated

⅔ cup coconut palm sugar


In a small sauce pan bring milk, ghee, vanilla and spices to a boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove milk mixture from heat and let steep for a few minutes. While the milk steeps, separate the egg whites from the yolks and beat the whites to stiff peaks. Set aside and beat the yolks until pale yellow, then whisk in the coconut palm sugar until mixture becomes stringy and sticky. 

Take the hot milk and slowly pour it into the sticky yolk mixture, making a custard. Whisk while you pour; this will prevent lumps from forming. Now take the hot custard and pour it into the stiff egg whites, whisking the while you pour.

If you want to add alcohol to your eggnog add it to the custard before pouring into the egg whites. A half of a cup of scotch is my drink of choice, but spiced rum or vodka will make a great holiday spirit as well! Enjoy!

Paleo dairy-free lactose-free low-FODMAP holiday Eggnog martini christmas drink

For the Latte:

Warm 6 ounces of eggnog and 2 ounces of espresso in a sauce pan and blend with a stick blender.

For the Eggnog Martini:

6 ounces eggnog 1 ounce (30ml) vodka. Wet the rim of the glass with water or egg nog and dip in cinnamon and sugar.

Eggnog + Whisky

4 ounces eggnog and 1 ounces (30 ml) whisky. Stir with a cinnamon stick and leave in the drink for a garnish. I prefer Scotch (whisky) over bourbon (whiskey), but this is all about personal preference. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Paleo dairy-free lactose-free low-FODMAP holiday Eggnog drinks