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Easy Homemade Vegan Eggnog

This homemade vegan eggnog recipe is sure to be a new holiday favorite. Use it in coffee, baking, or simply enjoy a chilled cup of it by the fire!
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This post is all about Homemade Vegan Eggnog

Not gonna lie, eggnog always grossed me out as a kid, I liked the flavor but the though of drinking semi raw eggs in such a rich drink didn’t do anything for me. This recipe has totally changed how I feel about eggnog. obviously there are no eggs involved but you’ll be surprised how close this tastes to the familiar Christmas drink.
The base of this version of homemade vegan eggnog is cashews. The neutral flavor of cashews is perfect for adding that creamy base that eggnog is known for. When you mix it together with spices and natural sweetener you get a luscious treat for the holiday season.
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Homemade Vegan Eggnog is the BEST recipe to make for the holidays for your family.

If you’ve followed for any length of time you know that I’m obsessed with Christmas. No matter what is going on in my life Christmas is always a time to be happy and spend time with friends and family. This recipe has all the flavors of holiday nostalgia that we love. I used it for these homemade vegan eggnog pancakes and wow, so amazing! Highly recommend.
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Feel free to add some booziness to this vegan eggnog recipe

I personally don’t drink often but this recipe is great with some dark rum, brandy, or cognac. It’s a great way to make it for a party or family gathering. It is especially good if you have family and friends with dairy intolerance or egg allergies.

Also, try adding to coffee or hot cocoa!

I love putting some of this in my morning coffee during the holiday season as well. It’s so creamy and delicious as a coffee creamer. It will have you feeling so festive! I also love cuddling up to watch Elf for the fifteenth time in the month and sipping a mug of eggnog hot cocoa. Kids especially love this use.

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Tips for making Easy Homemade Vegan Eggnog:


Be sure to soak the cashews for a good length of time. If you do the rushed method of pouring boiling water over the cashews you still need to let it soak for about 15 minutes. Otherwise it will be very hard to blend into a smooth consistency.

Chill the “eggnog” for a while for a thicker consistency. When you first blend the ingredients you will have a much thinner drink than after it gets chilled. Depending on what you plan to use it for it may be fine. If using in a recipe the thickness isn’t that important.

Use a high power blender or food processor. This recipe can be done in a small blender but you will get better results with a blender such as Ninja Blender, a Vitamix, or a Cuisinart Food Processor

FAQs for How To Make Vegan Eggnog?

What is vegan eggnog made of?

Vegan eggnog can be made from a variety of plant-based ingredients such as cashews or oat milk and holiday spices. Traditional eggnog is a mixture of eggs and cream with spices. This recipe uses cashews to achieve a thick creamy texture and delicious flavor with no raw eggs.

Can you buy vegan eggnog?

Yes, many stores carry a variety of options such as Almond nog, Coconut nog, and Cashew nog. If you are running short on time to make it at home you can absolutely grab one of these at your local grocery store.

Why is eggnog so bad for you?

Traditional eggnog may be considered a risky food when made at home because it typically requires raw egg yolks. This recipe made at home is completely safe and uses natural sweetener to make it even healthier.

Is Starbucks eggnog latte vegan?

No, Starbucks eggnog latte is not vegan but you can make a homemade version at home using this recipe!

Easy Homemade Vegan Eggnog

Not a fan of raw eggs and dairy but you love this classic holiday drink? This homemade vegan eggnog recipe is perfect for you!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Drain the cashews and rinse well.

  2. Combine cashews all other ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. It may take a full minute or two to get the cashews smooth without leaving a grainy texture.

  3. For thickest consistency chill in the fridge for about 3 hours. Store in fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

  4. Makes about 2 cups.


 

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