Two glasses of vegan eggnog garnished with ground nutmeg with a white and red towel next to it all on a white wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Vegan Eggnog in the Blender

Mix up vegan eggnog in the blender for a healthier version of a holiday classic. With only 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong!

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‘Tis the season for all things peppermint and eggnog! In the past, I made a delicious Puerto Rican version of eggnog called Coquito. But, my dairy-allergic friend couldn’t drink that. So I set out to make one safe for her and ended up with vegan eggnog.

Well, it isn’t easy to make a dairy-free eggnog that still has a lot of flavor. I’ve used dates before for sweeteners and cashews to add flavor. Then subbing out some of the milk for coconut milk helps keep it thickened.

In the end, this wound up being not only dairy-free, but vegan as well. The ingredients are simple to find, and the method is easy as well. It’ll just take some time since it needs to rest at one point to absorb flavors, then cool in the refrigerator.

Vegan eggnog is perfect to make a day ahead of time. It keeps well in the refrigerator and the time allows the flavors to really shine. All you have to do before serving is blend it up real quick to mix it all again.

Step by Step

Blend the cashew milk, coconut milk, and dates in a blender until smooth. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. This gives the flavors time to release from the blended dates and absorb into the liquid.

Dates and coconut milk in a blender on a wooden surface

Add the vanilla bean paste and nutmeg. Process on high until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Blended vegan eggnog in a blender on a wooden surface

Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to strain out any chunks. Strain once more and pour into a serving pitcher.

Vegan eggnog being strained in a red mesh strainer into a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. If you plan to leave it overnight, I suggest putting it back in the blender. You’ll want to give it a quick blend before serving. Garnish each serving with a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Two glasses of vegan eggnog garnished with ground nutmeg with a white and red towel next to it all on a white wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Store leftovers in a covered pitcher in the refrigerator. To serve, either whisk or blend quickly to mix the eggnog up again.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 30, 2020

Two glasses of vegan eggnog garnished with ground nutmeg with a white and red towel next to it all on a white wooden surface

Vegan Eggnog

Mix up vegan eggnog in the blender for a healthier version of a holiday classic. With only 5 ingredients, you can't go wrong!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting/Cooling Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course:
Drinks
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
christmas
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eggnog
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holidays
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Vegan
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Whole30
Servings: 6
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cashew milk
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 cup dates (dried, chopped)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg or cinnamon

Instructions

  • Blend the cashew milk, coconut milk, and dates in a blender until smooth
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • Add the vanilla bean paste and nutmeg
  • Process on high until smooth, about 2 minutes
  • Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to strain out any chunks
  • Strain once more and pour into a serving pitcher
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
  • Garnish each serving with a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Eggnog
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cups)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

14 thoughts on “Vegan Eggnog in the Blender”

  1. I buy a different brand of eggnog every year and every year I’m disappointed. Maybe this is a sign I should finally make my own eh?? Didn’t realize it was super simple to make. Yum!

  2. Would you believe I have never had eggnog!? I need to pass this recipe to my good friend whos vegan though because I bet she would LOVE it!

    1. I didn’t have it until I met my husband and he wanted some at the holidays. My family doesn’t really drink it. I found the only storebought one I like is the vanilla spice from Southern Comfort if I’m not making my own. I’m iffy on the flavor of plain eggnog.

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