Our Vegan Eggnog is creamy and delicious and full of festive flavours. Eggnog made with coconut and almond milk and sweetened with maple syrup and cinnamon and nutmeg for flavour. It's the perfect dairy free alternative to serve up at a holiday party. You can even make a boozy version to make it extra special.
We love a festive drink. When we have our yearly holiday party, we always serve up a welcome drink for our guests and we try to give it a festive twist, rather than just a glass of wine. This Vegan Eggnog goes down SO well, especially as it is warm, so it's perfect for guests coming in from the cold.
Traditional eggnog is made with eggs and cream, but this is our vegan version which is just as creamy and indulgent and still has all the festive flavours you know and love. It's sweet, perfectly spiced and warming. What more could you want?
Looking for another drink perfect for the festive season? Why not try our Slow Cooker Mulled Wine, Mulled Cider, Christmas Punch or have a look at our collection of 25 of the best Christmas Drinks.
Why you will love it
- The perfect festive drink - If you are looking for something full of festive flavours to serve up at a holiday party, then this is perfect. Creamy, full of cinnamon and indulgent.
- Can be made in a big batch - You can double or triple this recipe to make it for a crowd. Just make sure you have a saucepan big enough.
- Adaptable - Feel free to adapt the cinnamon and nutmeg and even the sweetness of this vegan eggnog. You can even adapt it by adding some booze. More on that below!
- Coconut milk - This is what makes the vegan eggnog really thick and indulgent. You don't have a very strong coconut flavour once it is mixed with everything else. We used regular, rather than light, as it is creamier.
- Almond milk - A delicious dairy free milk that helps to thin the drink out. You could swap it for another plant based milk like cashew or oat milk. Why not try making your own Almond Milk?
- Maple syrup - This is what sweetens it, and it gives it a lovely flavour too - make sure you use pure maple syrup. You could use honey, but it wouldn't be vegan. Any liquid sweetener would work.
- Vanilla extract - Gives a real depth of flavour to the vegan eggnog and pairs perfectly with the spices.
- Spices - We used cinnamon and nutmeg, as they are perfect in eggnog and they just scream Christmas too.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Put all the ingredients in to a saucepan and heat on low for 3-4 minutes until warm.
Two: Pour in to glasses and serve with a pinch of cinnamon on top.
If you want to make a grown up boozy version of this, then we have a few options for you. Rum, brandy, whiskey and bourbon all go really well in this vegan eggnog. If you wanted to make it extra creamy and indulgent, then vegan Baileys is the way to go. How much you use is up to you, but we usually just put in a small glug.
You can adjust the spices depending on your own tastes. We personally prefer cinnamon, so we add more of that than nutmeg. But you could do it the other way round. You could also add ground ginger too.
You can change the milk used too. Keep it a plant based milk for this to be vegan eggnog though. You could use almond, soy, oat, cashew or hazelnut. We prefer nut milks because they are creamy.
What to serve with Vegan Eggnog
We think this is the ultimate holiday party drink. We prefer party food or canapés rather than a sit down meal, so here are some of our favourite foods to serve up at a party:
- Grazing Platter
- The Ultimate Prawn Cocktail
- Cheese Straws
- Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)
- Paneer Tikka
- Cranberry Brie Bites
- Paprika Chicken Skewers
Frequently Asked Questions
You can swap full fat coconut milk for light coconut milk, but it wouldn't be as thick and creamy.
Yes, you can mix everything together and then keep it in an air tight container in the fridge for 2 days and then just heat it before you are ready to serve it.
If you have any left (it never lasts long in our house), then it can go in an air tight container and be kept in the fridge. Give it a good whisk and then serve it cold - it's just as good cold.
Yes, this is naturally gluten free.
• You could make a date paste with 5 dates and 3 tablespoon of water and use that instead of the maple syrup.
• Feel free to adjust the cinnamon and nutmeg to suit your own tastes. You can always add more at the end.
• Make a boozy version of this with a glug of rum, whiskey, brandy or bourbon.
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- 200 ml (0.75 cups) Coconut milk
- 300 ml (1.33 cups) Almond milk
- 1 tablespoon Maple syrup
- 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 0.25 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
- Put all the ingredients in to a saucepan and heat on low for 3-4 minutes until warm.
- Pour in to glasses and serve with a pinch of cinnamon on top.
- You could make a date paste with 5 dates and 3 tablespoon of water and use that instead of the maple syrup.
- Feel free to adjust the cinnamon and nutmeg to suit your own tastes. You can always add more at the end.
- Make a boozy version of this with a glug of rum, whiskey, brandy or bourbon.
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