The Best Festive and Creamy Vegan Eggnog

by Kaitlynn Fenley

Are you a vegan who misses enjoying festive, creamy, and delicious holiday eggnog? I was too! Then I created this delicious vegan eggnog recipe. It’s spiced just right, takes little effort to prepare, and comes together in just ten minutes!

Homemade Vegan Eggnog for Christmas

I used to LOVE enjoying a rich glass of Pennsylvania dutch with my parents on Christmas. As a south Lousiaianian, I also used to drink eggnog daiquiris… because Louisiana. I, of course, felt like crap after drinking these things.

Enter, homemade vegan eggnog. This is eggnog that I drink like it’s going out of style, and I feel great and nourished after. I could even drink it for breakfast! I love that there are only a few simple and healthy ingredients in this recipe, and this eggnog still has all the delicious and creamy thickness of real eggnog. This recipe is alcoholic, but if you want that, all you have to do is add a shot of bourbon to your glass.

How to Make Homemade Eggnog (Vegan)

This is a ridiculously easy recipe. Do you have a blender and an hour to spare for soaking cashews? Well, then you can make this recipe! As long as you use RAW cashews, and follow all the directions you cannot mess up this recipe. Using raw cashews is very important. If you try to use roasted cashews, it will come out chunky with a terrible texture.

Traditional Vanilla and Nutmeg Eggnog

There are a lot of spice variations in eggnog recipes, so I went with a traditional flavoring. Traditional eggnog has a rich nutmeg and vanilla flavor. I also added in a bit of cinnamon, but the main flavor is vanilla and nutmeg. You can add a small bit of ground clove if you like a little more “spice”.

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The Best Festive and Creamy Vegan Eggnog

Are you a vegan who misses enjoying festive, creamy, and delicious holiday eggnog? I was too! Then I created this delicious vegan eggnog recipe. It’s spiced just right and takes little effort to prepare!

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 2 cups oat milk or soy milk 
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small pinch of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Garnish

  • cinnamon sticks
  • vegan whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Measure out and prepare all your ingredients.
  2. Add all the ingredients to your blender. 
  3. Blend on low-medium until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down any splatters, and blend again to ensure there are no chunky cashew pieces. 

Notes

  • to soak cashews, soak in hot water for one hour
  • add a shot of bourbon for fun, if you’d like 

Keywords: vegan, eggnog, drinks, holiday, Christmas

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