This Vegan Eggnog is rich, creamy and delicious. It has almond milk (or any other dairy-free milk) along with spices blitzed into a creamy, dreamy Christmas drink. It's perfect for the holidays! Make your nog non-alcoholic or spiked with booze.
Sure, eggnog is typically made with eggs and cream, but you can easily make it vegan!
I've tweaked this vegan eggnog recipe until I hit upon the best mix of ingredients to get it creamy and dreamy.
It's rich, spiced and perfect for Christmas and the holidays.
I've made it as an almond milk eggnog, but you can substitute your favourite dairy-free milk. It's great with cashew, soy, hazelnut or any vegan milks.
This post was originally published on December 19 2019 and republished 25 Sept 2020 with more images, steps and video.
Vegan milk - I use almond milk as it's my favorite. But you can use any dairy free milk that you like. Try it with cashew, hazelnut, soy, rice milk etc... They're all tasty.
Coconut Milk - Use the thick stuff in the can. It makes it rich and creamy. Go for Light Coconut Milk for a healthier eggnog.
Maple syrup - I use maple syrup to sweeten my vegan egg nog, but you could substitute it with 5 dates, agave, sugar or stevia. You just need something to sweeten it up for that classic nog taste.
Cinnamon and Nutmeg - They really give it that awesome nog flavor. Especially the nutmeg!
Vanilla extract - Or try a little vanilla paste.
Bourbon - optional! If you want to make a spiked vegan eggnog for the adults, then add bourbon, rum, whiskey etc...
Step by step tutorial
This is a super easy eggnog recipe! Like, reallllllly easy.
Follow this photo tutorial for perfect results, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and method.
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
Whizzed vegan eggnog in a blender.
If desired, strain through a mesh strainer to remove excess froth.
Enjoy cold or heated up! Perfect sprinkled with a little nutmeg on top.
Try different vegan milk for a different taste.
Try blending in 3 medjool dates (or 5 standard dates) instead of maple syrup.
If you want it even thicker, try blending in a ripe banana.
If you're feeling super-fancy, you could make your own almond milk.
Try almond milk eggnog with different types of vegan milk - I love almond, but soy, hazelnut, cashew and coconut are all great too!
Make it a mocktail by leaving out the booze.
Try it with bourbon, brandy or rum!
Instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg, try it with Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Add a little ground ginger for a Gingerbread Vegan Eggnog.
Vegan Christmas recipes?
I have loads of tasty vegan Christmas recipes that will be perfect with vegan nog. Try these!
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Paprika
Braised Red Cabbage
Mini Bundt Chestnut Loaves
Green Beans Almondine
Baby Hasselback Potatoes
Vegan Pumpkin Cake
Avocado Reindeer Brownies
This almond milk eggnog recipe is very versatile and can be tweaked to fit a number of different diets:
Gluten-free: This recipe is naturally gluten-free.
Dairy-free: As long as you use dairy-free milk, this recipe is dairy free.
Egg-free: No eggs were harmed in the making of this vegan eggnog.
Nut-free: If you're nut-free then choose a nut free milk for your eggnog. Soy or rice milk would be great.
Lactose-free: Vegan milk is lactose free, so any should be fine. You can also buy lactose free cow's milk, but trust me, almond milk is nicer! It's so easy to make this a lactose-free eggnog.
Alcohol-free: Easy - just omit the booze!
NOTE: I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. If you have a food allergy or intolerance you should determine whether the ingredients in each recipe are suitable for you.
Can this recipe be prepped ahead of time?
You can prep this up to 4 days ahead and keep it in the fridge.
Simply enjoy cold from the fridge or heat when ready to serve.
How long does vegan egg nog last?
Not long in my house! But if you don't finish the batch, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Give it a good stir (or whiz in the blender) before serving.
Serve it warm or cold.
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Vegan Almond Milk Eggnog
- 3 cups (750ml) sweetened almond milk
- 14 oz (400ml) can coconut milk use regular or light
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Ground cinnamon
- 1 oz bourbon per serving optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend all ingredients until well combined.
- If desired, strain through a mesh strainer over a bowl to remove excess froth.
- Stir in the bourbon before serving, if using.
- Garnish with a pinch of ground nutmeg.
- Serve: cold over ice, or gently warmed in pan.
- Try different vegan milk for a different taste.
- Try blending in 3 medjool dates instead of maple syrup.
- If you want it even thicker, try blending in a ripe banana.
- This vegan eggnog recipe will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Serve warm or cold.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.