This Homemade Vegan Eggnog is healthy and takes less than 10 minutes to make! You’ll love this holiday-inspired drink!

A glass of vegan eggnog on a white counter surrounded by pinecones and pine leaves

What is vegan eggnog made of?

Traditionally, eggnog is made with, well eggs, of course, milk, cream sugar, and spices. Vegan eggnog on the other hand is made with a base of homemade cashew milk, dates and spices for a dairy-free and egg-free alternative to the classic drink.  

You can also make this Vegan Eggnog with coconut milk if you prefer it to cashew milk, which will result in a bit of richer and creamier eggnog.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s much healthier than you’re typical eggnog but still tastes decadent and delicious!
  • It is naturally dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free
  • You can make this vegan eggnog alcohol-free, or add in a splash of Bourbon for an alcoholic version!

How to make this recipe

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend away! (pretty simple, right? 🙂 )
  3. You can taste it once it’s blended and add in any extra spices or extra Bourbon if you like.
A topdown view of two glasses of vegan eggnog on a white counter with pine leaves around them

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Make sure to use raw unsalted cashews for this recipe!
  • This homemade vegan eggnog starts with a base of raw cashews, which are blended up into cashew milk. If you don’t like cashews, you can also use almonds, macadamia nuts, or coconut milk if you’re looking for a nut-free option. 
  • If your dates are very hard, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes then drain before blending. This will help them blend up smoothly.
  • As the eggnog is blended, it will heat up slightly from the power of the blender. I recommend setting aside some time to chill the eggnog in the fridge before serving.

How long does this eggnog keep?

This eggnog will store well in the fridge for up to 5-7 days. Store this eggnog in a large sealed jar like a Mason jar and shake it well before opening.

two cups of homemade eggnog topped with grated nutmeg and Christmas lights in the background

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A glass of vegan eggnog on a white counter surrounded by pinecones and pine leaves

Homemade Vegan Eggnog

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is the BEST vegan eggnog! It’s easy to make, delicious and healthier than your average eggnog!


Scale

Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, for about 1 minute.
  2. Taste and adjust any flavouring if needed.
  3. Transfer to the fridge for an hour to chill before serving.

Notes

Make sure to use raw unsalted cashews for this recipe!

This homemade vegan eggnog starts with a base of raw cashews, which are blended up into cashew milk. If you don’t like cashews, you can also use almonds, macadamia nuts, or coconut milk if you’re looking for a nut-free option. 

If your dates are very hard, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes then drain before blending. This will help them blend up smoothly.

As the eggnog is blended, it will heat up slightly from the power of the blender. I recommend setting aside some time to chill the eggnog in the fridge before serving.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: healthy eggnog, dairy-free eggnog, vegan eggnog