This easy vegan eggnog recipe is so smooth and creamy! It takes less than 10 minutes total. This homemade egg nog is warm, cozy, warmly spiced and perfectly flavored. It is made with only 6 ingredients. Great for the Christmas holiday season, cold winter days, or chilly mornings!

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Vegan eggnog.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This vegan eggnog recipe is quick and easy.
  • Only one skillet needed.
  • This eggnog is warm and cozy.
  • The nutmeg and cinnamon add warmth and flavor.
  • Make with or without alcohol. Feel free to add in some brandy, bourbon or rum.
  • In addition, this recipe is made without nuts, without cashews, without a blender, and without eggs.
  • This recipe is Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, nut free, and refined sugar free.
  • Check out this Vegan Oat Milk Hot Chocolate for another holiday beverage.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for eggless vegan eggnog. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Use oat milk for best results. Unlike other nut milks, it is naturally very creamy. In addition, it is thicker than most dairy free milks. Use homemade or store bought. If you are gluten free, make sure it is gluten free.

Canned coconut cream adds so much creaminess. In addition, it helps thicken the eggnog. Do not replace with regular coconut milk. Canned coconut cream is often sold in the baking aisle or Asian food aisle.

Pure maple syrup adds sweetness. This eggnog is not overly sweet. Increase maple syrup for a sweeter drink. Replace with date syrup if needed. Honey is a great option if not strictly vegan. Do not replace maple syrup with sugar.

Cinnamon adds a great warmth.

Additionally, nutmeg adds a classic flavor. Eggnog and nutmeg pair perfectly together. Garnish with a little nutmeg on top as well!

Lastly, a little vanilla extract adds a homemade flavor.

Oat milk and seasonings.

What is Eggnog?

Eggnog is a creamy drink traditionally made from eggs, cream and sugar. This drink becomes very popular during the Christmas holiday season.

It is sometimes combined with alcohol to make a spiked holiday beverage. Rum, brandy and bourbon pair well with eggnog.

The name eggnog comes from Europe. Noggin is a type of cup and “grog” refers to rum. Eggnog is loosely translated to milk of the chicken from the French.

Eggnog is actually made from eggs. Typically, eggnog is made from cream or milk, eggs and sugar.

This vegan eggnog is made with vegan milk, pure maple syrup, seasonings and vanilla.

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Taste & Texture

This nut free vegan eggnog is warm, cozy and just sweet enough. It tastes shockingly similar to classic eggnog. Top with a little nutmeg for an even stronger flavor.

This drink is frothy, creamy, and smooth.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add all of the ingredients to a large skillet over medium heat.

Oat milk and nutmeg in skillet.

Step 2

Continue whisking as mixture begins to bubble. Do not let it fully come to a boil.

Eggnog in pan.

Step 3

Allow mixture to bubble for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk constantly. Cook until frothy and creamy.

Whisk in vegan drink.

Step 4

Finally, remove from heat. Pour into jars or glasses. Either serve immediately or wait until it has cooled down. Then chill before serving.

Step 5

Lastly, top with extra nutmeg if desired.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use oat milk for best results. Oat milk is more creamy and thick than other vegan milks.

Use coconut cream as the thickener. Do not substitute with regular coconut milk.

Stir constantly as the eggnog heats.

Do not let the mixture come to a full boil. Only bubble lightly.

Feel free to taste as you go and adjust amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Warm cozy drink in mug.

How to Serve & Store

Serve vegan eggnog hot or chilled.

Garnish with some extra nutmeg, vegan whipped cream or vegan cookies.

Serve with these Vegan Gingerbread Cookies for Christmas!

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Do not freeze.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is vegan eggnog made of?

It is made from vegan milk, maple syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.

Can I use another milk?

In a pinch, yes. For creamy eggnog, use oat milk. Do not substitute for the coconut cream.

Does Trader Joe’s have vegan eggnog?

Trader Joe’s makes a dairy free eggnog.

What does it taste like?

It tastes like traditional eggnog! It is warm, cozy, warmly spiced and slightly sweet.

What alcohol goes in eggnog?

Typically, bourbon, rum or brandy goes in eggnog.

Glass of vegan eggnog.

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This vegan eggnog recipe is warm, cozy, thick and so creamy! It takes less than 5 minutes to make. This smooth eggnog is great for Christmas, the holiday season, and winter days. It is gluten free, Paleo, dairy free, vegan, egg free, nut free and refined sugar free!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, add all ingredients to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Continue whisking as mixture begins to bubble. Do not let it fully boil.
  • Allow mixture to bubble for 2 to 3 minutes, constantly whisking. Cook until mixture is frothy and creamy.
  • Finally, remove from heat. Pour into jars or glasses. Either serve immediately or wait until it has cooled down. Then chill before serving.
  • Lastly, top with extra nutmeg if desired.

Notes

  • I recommend using oat milk instead of another vegan milk.  It tends to be more naturally creamy than almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk.
  • Use coconut cream.  It is very thick and makes this eggnog more creamy.  Do not substitute for regular coconut milk.
  • Continue whisking as mixture cooks and thickens.
  • Do not let it fully boil.  It should be lightly bubbling.
  • This eggnog can be served warm or chilled.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 29g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 437mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 371IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 291mg, Iron: 4mg

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