Vegan Eggnog

December 20, 2012

The holidays are upon us and I felt it fitting to recreate a traditional beverage that can be enjoyed by the entire family. I’ve spent the last few days perfecting a recipe for vegan eggnog that is quick, easy to make, delicious and authentic. I think I got it. I even got the seal of approval from the resident recipe tester (my boyfriend).

It’s incredibly rich, decadent, and will be sure to impress at any holiday parties. Unlike other eggnogs, it’s not too sweet and has a nice delicate nutmeg flavor. It’s up to you whether you “spike” it or not.


Vegan Eggnog

Raw, Gluten-free & Vegan

Serves 2


  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, soaked in water for 8 hours then drained
  • 3 cups pure water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or 4 – 6 Medjool dates, pitted)
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut butter or oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • dash of sea salt


  1. Add almonds and water in to a blender for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Strain mixture using a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer to make an almond milk base for the eggnog. Discard almond pulp (or save for almond pulp crackers.)
  3. Rinse out blender and pour almond milk back in. Blend the rest of the ingredients with the milk until smooth and delicious. Place in the fridge until cold and serve.


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  • Wow, I am definitely making this! I love how simple the recipe is and that it involves all real ingredients (which is usually my struggle with most holiday recipes)! Can’t wait to give this a try, thank you!

    • Katie

      This would make the perfect weekend project, Sonnet! I know I’ll be making a larger batch next time for the family to sample :) I know you’ll love it! Let me know how you get on!

  • sami

    oh my gosh! We are super excited to make this. got some almond nog at the store and it’s amazing but this, I’m sure, will be twice as good. Can’t wait to try!!!

    • Katie

      I hope you and the family enjoy it Sami! Homemade just can’t be beat – especially when all the ingredients are natural and healthful.

  • I make a similar version of this with raw cashews that is soooo rich. One cup is definitely enough. I love the sound of yours with almonds though, more of an everyday-appropriate nog. Hope you have a lovely holiday, Katie! :)

    • Katie

      This is basically Christmas in a glass :) It isn’t too rich, but very satisfying. I bet it would taste really nice with cashews. Happy holidays, Laura! xx

  • I tried your recipe and it was delicious. I personally never liked eggnog but I had some friends coming over and I decided to give it a try again. So I gave it a try again and I loved it!! Thank you for sharing your recipe

    • Katie

      Aw, I’m so glad you enjoyed it Lysa! Hope your friends approved as well :) Happy holidays! x

  • amber

    I know this was posted a while ago but I just found it. Sounds delicious! How much almond milk does this make? I want to use store bought almond milk rather than make it myself. Thanks.

  • Erin

    Hi Amber! I was thinking the same question- although I normally make my own nut milks…
    And Katie- Thanks for experimenting and posting this! Has been a while since I made my own vegan egg nog and I needed a refresher! Happy holidays!

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  • Hi! I tried your recipe, and it was tasty! I translated it in french for my blog. I mentionned your blog, of course.
    Thank you for the recipe! ;)

    • Katie

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Mascha! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)