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Creamy Veggnog (Vegan Eggnog)

vegan nog recipe

Eggnog is the official beverage of December. It’s rare to encounter it any other time, and it truly is Christmas spirit in a cup.  We were so pleased when we whipped up this vegan eggnog recipe and created an egg-free version to sip with some spiced rum or on its own. Extra nutmeg is always welcome! Recipe and photo contributed by Samantha Shorkey, from The Vegan Project. To order What to Feed that Effing Vegan: The Holiday Edition, VegKitchen readers can get this instantly downloadable pdf e-book for just $5 (regularly $7) by entering coupon code: thateffingvegkitchen. This e-book includes 20+ delicious recipes to create a full course holiday dinner plus appetizers, brunch, cocktails, and desserts—along with many gluten-free options!

vegan nog recipe

Creamy Veggnog (Vegan Eggnog)

Eggnog is the official beverage of December. It's rare to encounter it any other time, and truly is Christmas spirit in a cup. Here's a vegan version based on cashews and dates.
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Course: Christmas beverage
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 cup soaked dates in 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg + more to garnish
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender (including the water you soaked the dates in) and blend until smooth and frothy. This can take a few minutes in an older blender.
  • Transfer to a container and chill in the refrigerator until needed.
  • When ready to serve, place back into blender to allow more frothing because mixture can separate. Pour into mugs and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.


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  • Reply
    December 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Yummy! (I wish I had some brandy on hand!). I will definitely make this again for the holiday.

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    Mukti Jain
    December 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    5 stars
    Like it very much

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