Refined sugar-free, dairy free, egg free vegan eggnog made with raw cashews and pure maple syrup. This healthier take on eggnog makes for an excellent holiday beverage.
If it’s possible to do ya a solid in liquid form, that’s exactly what I’ve done here. I’ve done you a solid with this vegan eggnog. Which is liquid.bliss.
What I mean to say is this eggnog is completely addicting and it’s nothing but healthful for you. Made with raw cashews, coconut milk, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and just the slightest bit of pure maple syrup make for an eggnog that is not only huge in flavor, but is also nutritious.
I’m no vegan, but this vegan eggnog is dope. It has no refined sugar, is dairy-free, and egg-free. You deal with zero egg yolks in this recipe. That’s zero for salmonella. No whisking involved, neither.
Eggnog with no eggs?? Heresy! What in hells bells can take the place of eggs? Casheeeeeeeews! Bless you.
To make this eggnog, you first soak cashews, which are the vegan road to Elysium. You then blend them with other delicious, natural, and healthy ingredients like coconut milk and dates. Badabing, badaboom, just like a prayer, Shangri-la.
We will never understand eggnog naysayers. We put our brave britches on, take a swig of nog and say, “no, nog naysayer. I will not succumb to your non-nog naysaying ways.”
If you’re looking for advice on how to get through the holidays, it’s at the bottom of a glass filled with this eggnog and straight up brandy. Drink up.
Recipe adapted from The Chalkboard Mag’s Vegan Eggnog.
Cashew-based dairy-free Vegan Eggnog is a creamy, festive holiday treat!
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked and drained
- 2 cups water
- 1 (14-ounce) full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, optional
- 6 to 8 dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Soak cashews in water overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
- Drain the water from the cashew and place them in a blender with 2 cups of fresh water. Blend until very smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a uniform consistency is achieved. This will require some time, as the dates take a great deal of blending.
- Pour eggnog into a glass container and refrigerate until cold (all the blending will likely heat the mixture up, so for best results, refrigerate before drinking).
- Do crazy awesome stuff with your eggnog.
Nutrition InformationServing Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g
Eggnog cocktail, anyone? Try one or all of these:
Spiced Eggnog Cocktail from A Family Feast
White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail from Daydreamer Desserts
Eggnog Cocktail from Savvy Mom
Spiked Holiday Eggnog from Honestly Yum
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Saturday 15th of February 2020
I am a huge egg nog lover so it will be really handy to have this vegan eggnog recipe to try instead. It sounds so good!
Sunday 27th of November 2016
I've just found this nog recipe. I've not missed eggnog at all until this year. I made your recipe here and it is delicious! I did add a tablespoon of Vegg for the slightest sulfur (egg) flavor. The Vegg changes the color a little as well. Thank you again! I'm adding this to my holiday notebook!
Monday 28th of November 2016
Hi Debbie, I'm so happy you came accross the recipe and that you're enjoying it! I'll have to add the Vegg and test it out! Many thanks for stopping by with your feedback! :D
Wednesday 18th of November 2015
This will most definitely be made many times next month. I bet it's WAY lower in calories than regular eggnog too and even has some protein in it. I haven't had eggnog with Brandy, but I'll try that for sure. You should try it with Southern Comfort. I'll report back.
Friday 2nd of January 2015
Your total time should probably include the refrigerator time so no one banks on being able to make this last minute but otherwise this looks delicious! Definitely trying it out as soon as I can get the ingredients
Wednesday 26th of November 2014
Sounds fab. I'd soak the dates too so they are soft and easy to blend smooth quickly. :-)
Sunday 30th of November 2014
That's great advice! I'm going to be making this recipe again soon and will definitely do the date soaking. Thanks for the note!