Vegan Eggnog

If you’re a fan of traditional eggnog, you’re going to love this version! It’s creamy, thick, rich, and flavorful. The cashews make a fantastic (and healthier) substitute for egg yolks in this recipe. You can soften them quickly by soaking them in about 1 cup of hot water for 30 minutes. This makes blending them a lot easier and faster. You can skip the alcohol or add either bourbon or rum. This drink is just absolutely delicious and festive. You’ll need a high powered blender such as a Vitamix for best results. Freshly grated, whole nutmeg is the most flavorful and fragrant but nutmeg powder also works really well. It’s easy to grate whole nutmeg using a microplane grater. Happy Holidays!

Vegan Eggnog

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups cold unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates (about 6)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in 1 cup hot water for 30 minutes
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) Bourbon or rum (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg + more for garnish (freshly ground recommended)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg and serve cold.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories per cup (without alcohol): 245 cal


Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater


8 thoughts on “Vegan Eggnog

  1. This sounds great! This fall season I resorted to trying this dairy free eggnog they sold at Whole Foods. It was made from coconut milk. Ingredients weren’t that bad, but I much prefer how simple and pure this is. =)

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