Creamy Vegan Eggnog

December 15, 2020

Ok, friends, the holidays are here, and I’ve got you covered with an incredible DIY Creamy Vegan Eggnog. This festive drink is thick, creamy, and packed with all the spices you’d traditionally find in regular eggnog – nutmeg, cinnamon, and in my version – a touch of cardamon too. And, if you want to give it a little boozy twist, I highly recommend adding bourbon. 

What is eggnog, anyway?

I grew up on store-bought egg nog, and I actually love it. Egg nog is one of those drinks that scream Christmas – it’s traditionally made with eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bourbon (or rum). And make no mistake, it’s a heavy, creamy, and decadent drink. This year I decided to create a lightened up version; one that still screams Christmas, but won’t leave your belly feeling like you just drank a gallon of cream. 

What does eggnog taste like? 

If you are new to eggnog, it reminds me of a thick, custardy ice cream that’s super smooth and packed with spices. And in versions that contain alcohol, now you’ve got a boozy custard ice cream packed with spices 😉 Doesn’t that sound amazing? I think so!

Ingredients needed to make your own eggnog

To make your own vegan eggnog, all you need is the following ingredients and a high-speed blender. 

  • Non-dairy milk of choice
  • Full-fat coconut milk
  • Brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • Maple syrup
  • Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom
  • Vanilla extract
  • Bourbon or rum (optional, but in my book, not optional – wink wink)

How to make eggnog

To make this DIY Creamy Vegan Eggnog, it couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend away! In under 2 minutes, you will have the perfect dairy-free version, that you can then transfer to a container and save in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Ways to enjoy your eggnog

I love drinking eggnog chilled, with no ice. However you can definitely serve it over ice or warm, or even in your morning latte. And, since this is basically spiced almond milk, sometimes I add it to my smoothies! You can even pour it into an ice cube tray and make eggnog ice cubes. And my favorite way to enjoy eggnog is spiked with bourbon or rum. As you can see, so many fun possibilities, so little time!

If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment below and tag me on Instagram! I practically live on Instagram and I love sharing all of your beautiful creations on my stories!

Creamy Vegan Eggnog

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
SERVES 6
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Rich & creamy vegan eggnog that's the perfect stand alone drink, or an addition to your morning coffee, in smoothies, or a festive boozy drink - just add boubon or rum. However you decide to enjoy your eggnog, this is no doubt be your favorite healthier eggnog recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 13 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Optional Additions

  • bourbon or rum (1 ounce per serving)
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients.
  • Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes, until the eggnog is nice and smooth.
  • Remove the cover and taste it; adjust the spices and sweetness as necessary.
  • Transfer the eggnog to a large glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • For a boozy option, add 1 ounce of bourbon per 1 cup of eggnog.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. I’m curious I cannot have coconut can I just leave that out. Assuming it won’t be as thick but would it really change it? Thanks