This Rich and Creamy Vegan Eggnog is perfect for the holidays. Made with warm spices and dates, it comes together in minutes!
I always look forward to this time of year because the makers of soy and coconut milk come out with their holiday nog and other seasonal holiday drinks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Vegan Eggnog is my favorite flavor of all of them. Normally I buy a few cartons, but this year I decided to make my own.
Homemade vegan eggnog is really easy to make and tastes so much better than store-bought. I used full-fat coconut milk and almond milk to get the consistency and mouthfeel that I wanted.
What really makes a difference is using fresh, high-quality spices. I used freshly ground nutmeg, a vanilla bean, and a cinnamon stick.
Freshly ground nutmeg has such a wonderful scent.
Traditional eggnog is often served with brandy, rum, or bourbon. I happen to have a bottle of rum, so that's how I enjoyed mine.
For people who are allergic to dairy or eggs, this is a great alternative to eggnog. Not only is it dairy-free and egg-free, but it is soy-free and gluten-free as well, so it is perfect for all your guests.
For a fun breakfast, try French Toast with Vegan Nog. Since the vegan eggnog is so sweet, you don't even need maple syrup.
- Almond milk: I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk so that I can control the sweetness. You could also use soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or your favorite.
- Coconut milk: I used full-fat coconut milk because it is rich and creamy. If you use light coconut milk, you may want less almond milk. It won't be as thick.
- Dates: I used dates for sweetness, but you could also use maple syrup, agave syrup, or your favorite sweetener.
- Vanilla bean: I used vanilla bean because of the intense bold flavor. You could also use vanilla extract.
- Nutmeg: I used freshly grated nutmeg because it has a stronger taste than ground, but you could use ground nutmeg as well. You may want more than I've listed if you use ground nutmeg.
- Cinnamon: Adds a warm flavor.
- Salt: Enhances the flavors.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Soak the dates in water to soften them up, if needed. Drain the water. Grate nutmeg.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Traditionally dark rum, brandy, or bourbon is used. You don't have to add alcohol.
Eggnog is typically served chilled, but you could also warm it up.
This vegan eggnog recipe is a fun treat for the holidays. Add some brandy, rum, or bourbon for a get-together.
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I originally posted this recipe on December 17, 2016. I added new photos, text, and a video when I republished it.
- Soak the dates in water to soften them up. Drain.
- Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds.
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender or Nutribullet. Serve with a cinnamon stick.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.