GAPS Diet Egg Nog

Egg Nog

Don't you just love egg nog during the holidays? I do! It's so creamy and delicious. And it always puts me in the mood to wrap gifts and bake cookies. And when the weather is cold outside, it's just the thing to warm you up and give you energy.

If you're on the GAPS diet, you may think you can't have egg nog, but now you can!

This is such a nourishing drink. Of course we know the benefits of egg yolks — especially if the eggs are from pastured hens. They are rich in vitamin A and D and cholesterol, which we need for healthy hormones.

Coconut milk is super healthy, too, rich in saturated fat which our bodies and brains thrive on. A little over a cup (10 ounces) of coconut milk provides over tablespoon of coconut oil. If you're trying to get more coconut oil into your diet, why not try egg nog? I take 1-3 tablespoons of coconut oil every day, and I'd rather take it in egg nog than off the spoon.

Recipe Notes

Egg nog is delicious warm or chilled. You can make this recipe ahead and keep it in a pitcher in the fridge. It's one of my favorite afternoon snacks and it's the perfect thing to serve at a holiday get-together.

Be sure that the coconut milk you buy does not have any additives. It is best to make coconut milk at home with shredded coconut (it's also the most cost-effective way). Comment if you want a recipe and I'll post it soon.

If you are sensitive to coconut, you can use almond milk in this recipe. Just be sure to use homemade almond milk, as store-bought almond milk is full of sugar which is not allowed on the GAPS diet.

You need to use homemade vanilla extract, because storebought vanilla extract may contain gluten. See my recipe for how to make homemade vanilla extract.

If you don't have any homemade vanilla extract on hand (it takes a while to make it), you can omit it.

GAPS Diet Egg Nog

Serves 4


Coconut milk (4 cups) — where to buy coconut milk
Egg yolks, pastured (6)
Honey, raw (1/4 cup) — where to buy honey
Vanilla extract, homemade (1 tsp) — how to make homemade vanilla extract
Nutmeg, ideally freshly grated, or ground — where to buy nutmeg


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[easyazon-link asin=”B000CO017G” locale=”us”]Nutmeg grinder[/easyazon-link]


1. Blend the coconut or almond milk together with the egg yolks, honey and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth. Alternatively, you can warm everything together on low heat in a saucepan, whisking until blended.
2. Pour into glasses.
3. Grate fresh nutmeg over egg glass.

Photo Credit: Egg Nog by astrangegirl, on Flickr

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20 thoughts on “GAPS Diet Egg Nog

  1. I am always looking for a good egg nog recipe. Ever since I started reading the labels and knowing kinda what they meant I haven’t been crazy about the egg nog from the store. I am also very interested in how to make coconut milk since everything I can find has at least guar gum in it and that is canned.

  2. I would love to get your recipe for coconut milk. We’re not on the GAPS diet (yet!), but we avoid dairy. I tried some store bought rice milk egg nog the other day and it was a very poor substitute for the real stuff. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Perfect timing! My husband loves egg nog and in a moment of craving bought the store brand made from coconut milk. But there’s many more ingredients than these—- hence processed. Would love your homemade coconut milk recipe. And where do you get coconuts this time of year? Thanks for sharing your recipes!!!! And sharing the healthy living. Merry Christmas!

  4. Would definitely love to have the coconut milk recipe- I didn’t know it was also cost effective- I had thought it would be more expensive not less so this is great news!

  5. I LOVE egg nog for breakfast! It’s my second choice after custard. And I find that with real cream or coconut milk and egg yolks, I need almost no sweetener at all!

  6. I’ve never made eggnog with coconut milk but I’ve bought it from the store and it was delicious. I will definitely try it with coconut milk instead of raw milk sometime!!

  7. No cream or raw milk on GAPS? 🙁 I think I’m suddenly less interested in it…but I’d love the recipe to make coconut milk!

  8. RECIPE for COCONUT MILK: Put 4 cups purified water and 1 cup shredded raw coconut into a Vitamix or a blender on high for 2 minutes. Pour it into a cotton kitchen towel, cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer placed over a bowl (I use a 4 cup pourable measuring cup, some people use a strainer over a bowl with the towel placed inside the stainer). I pour as much as the towel and container will hold and let it drain form the towel a bit, then I pick the towel up and squeeze out the excess milk, then I pour the rest of the milk into the towel and do it again until all of the milk is strained. After all of the milk has been strained I take the left over coconut from the towel and put it back in the vitamix adding about a cup of water and start the process over. I will gain another 1/2 cup or so of coconut milk from this. Sometimes I will dry the coconut instead of blending it twice and use the coconut as flour.
    I pour it into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.

  9. just made this coconut milk and it is delicious! any idea on how long it will last in the fridge? 2-3 days maybe??

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