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The Best Vegan Eggnog in All the Land

Creamy, naturally sweet dairy-free easy vegan eggnog recipe made with plant-based whole food ingredients. This healthier eggnog recipe is goof-proof and tastes like the real deal!

The BEST Vegan Eggnog! - dairy-free, naturally sweetened, paleo, and plant-based. An easy goof-proof recipe. | TheRoastedRoot.net #drinks #holiday

If these walls could talk, they would tell you how assertively I’ve been sucking down the ‘nog.

They’d straight up tell on me.

In all honesty, I shy away from using the terminology, “The Best,” but you guys…this really is THE BEST VEGAN EGGNOG TO EVER WALK THE LAND <- All caps for emphasis.

Seriously, I’m shocked by how seamlessly this recipe materialized out of the ether…it basically walked right up to me, smacked me ever-so gently on the face and said, “Make me, you silly woman.” You think I’m kidding, and I’m not.

It’s the easiest eggnog recipe you’ll ever make!

This ‘nog was made for you and me.

The BEST Vegan Eggnog! - dairy-free, naturally sweetened, paleo, and plant-based. An easy goof-proof recipe. | TheRoastedRoot.net #drinks #holiday

Let’s get down to business.

Ingredients for Vegan Eggnog:

Here is what we need to make this eggnog: raw cashews, unsweetened almond milk (or light canned coconut milk), medjool dates, nutmeg (the fresher, the better. If you have whole nutmeg, USE IT), a little vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt, and that is all.

Can you add brandy to make this a sassy boozy beverage? Why yes, you may!

All of this adds up to an egg-less eggnog recipe that is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, completely plant based, real as can be, and just SO stinking delicious! It’s thick and creamy, sweet but not to the point that it will make you regret life, and has just the right amount of nutmeg.

The BEST Vegan Eggnog! - dairy-free, naturally sweetened, paleo, and plant-based. An easy goof-proof recipe. | TheRoastedRoot.net #drinks #holiday

How to Make Vegan Eggnog:

Start by soaking the cashews. Simply stick them in a bowl, fill it with water so that they’re covered in 2 inches of water, and allow them to sit for at least 4 hours, if not overnight.

Drain the cashews and put them in your blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on high for 3 minutes (yup, THREE).

Taste the eggnog for flavor – if you need a little something extra, you can add more dates, a tablespoon or two of pure maple syrup, more nutmeg, and/or a splash of brandy.

The BEST Vegan Eggnog! - dairy-free, naturally sweetened, paleo, and plant-based. An easy goof-proof recipe. | TheRoastedRoot.net #drinks #holiday

Important Notes:

This eggnog goes quickly, so double the recipe if you’re serving more than 3 people.

This is absolutely one of those recipes where the high-powered blender is not optional. If your blender doesn’t come with a jet engine, it may not be able to blend the cashews up completely. So long as your blender is a powerhouse, you will have no problem.

Hop, skip, and go eggnog!

The BEST Vegan Eggnog! - dairy-free, naturally sweetened, paleo, and plant-based. An easy goof-proof recipe. | TheRoastedRoot.net #drinks #holiday

The Best Vegan Eggnog

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, dairy free, drinks, healthy, holiday, paleo, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Soak Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Julia

Dairy-free, refined sugar-free vegan eggnog recipe.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the raw cashews in a bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Soak at least 4 hours (up to 10). 

  2. Drain cashews and place them in a high-powered blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on high for 3 minutes (or until eggnog is completely smooth).

  3. Taste eggnog for flavor and add more nutmeg or more dates to taste.

  4. Pour into fancy glasses and enjoy! Eggnog can be served warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Vegan Eggnog
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Polly

Monday 21st of December 2020

Even during this Godforsaken year of 2020, this stuff is BEYOND fabulous! Do it, people! Enjoy!!

Polly

Thursday 24th of December 2020

@Julia, 🤗🙌🤤🎄♥️

Julia

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

LOL, best comment I've received in ages! Thanks so much, Polly :D xoxox

Angel Hayes

Saturday 28th of December 2019

This was perfect... a plant based version so I can enjoy one of my fav treats again! I used a small pinch of black salt instead of sea salt to give it that eggy smell/taste and I cannot get over how good this is. Like, wish I could hug you good. Lol Thank you! ?

Julia

Sunday 29th of December 2019

Lol, thanks for the sweet note, Angel! Sending you a big hug back!! xoxo

Brianna Savett

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Omg I just made this and it is delicious! Good job!!!

Julia

Sunday 17th of November 2019

I'm so glad you like it, Brianna! xoxo

Dallas

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Could I substitute a different kind of nut, such as macadamia or walnuts? and could I substitute coconut milk to replace the almond milk? I cannot have either cashews or almonds. Thanks!

Julia

Monday 7th of October 2019

Hi Dallas!

Yes, macadamia nuts and walnuts will both work! Coconut milk would be a fabulous replacement for the almond milk. Hope you enjoy! xo

Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

I always wanted to like eggnog but I usually shy away from eggs, so I love this idea! I'll have to try this out during the holidays.

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