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.

Vegan Eggnog - made with cashews and pure maple syrup, this paleo vegan eggnog is festive and delicious, yet healthier than the classic


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.

Vegan Eggnog | - a dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and healthier take on eggnog. Paleo-friendly! #paleo #vegan #recipe

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.”

Vegan Eggnog | - a dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and healthier take on eggnog. Paleo-friendly! #paleo #vegan #recipe

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.

Vegan Eggnog - made with cashews and pure maple syrup, this paleo vegan eggnog is festive and delicious, yet healthier than the classic

Vegan Eggnog

5 from 1 vote
Cashew-based dairy-free Vegan Eggnog is a creamy, festive holiday treat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings



  • 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.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy healthy recipes, gluten free, gluten free recipes, healthy meals, healthy recipes, paleo recipes
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. I am not really a nog drinker, but dear gosh, I do love cashews and coconut! Pretty sure I would love this! Awesome recipe!

  2. Nog lovers unite! The nog nay-sayers will never understand (and are missing out. Obviously.)
    Also, I cannot even believe this nog is real–eggnog without the heavy cream and onslaught of egg yolks?? My dreams are coming true! You may think I”m exaggerating. I am totally not.

  3. I honestly have never really indulged in eggnog…weird, I know! Your version with coconut milk and cashews OBVIOUSLY sounds fanfreakingtastic. Gimmmeeeee!

  4. Say what? I didn’t even know vegan nog existed. Thank you for enlightening me. I love me some cashew milk, so this has to be delicious. Oh, extra brandy for me please.

  5. “Casheeeeeeeews! Bless you.”<hilarious

    This looks fantastic! I love egg nog but the thought of raw eggs makes me want to puke. Yours, however, sounds perfect.

    1. Growing up, I just pretended like the eggs were cooked. They’re totally not cooked. But that’s neither here nor there, because we will never have eggs in our nog again!

  6. Yay, an egg-free nog! I love it and I’m all over it. Especially because there are cashews and coconut and heaven in there.

  7. Wow, big high five for this nog!! I can most definitely get behind anything that includes coconut milk & cashews!

  8. I adapted the same recipe from Chalkboard. OMG it’s the best, right?! Hurray for vegan goodness! 🙂 Your photos are gorgeous!

    1. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

    1. 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! 😀

  12. 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!