This almond milk eggnog is every bit as creamy and rich as the traditional beverage, MINUS the dairy! Made with just five ingredients, this recipe takes less than a minute to make!
Following a dairy free diet during the holiday season does NOT mean you miss out on classic food and beverages.
Except for water, all of my favorite beverages use almond milk instead of a dairy based milk. Whether it be a milkshake, a latte, or a smoothie, the base for all of them is this fantastic dairy free milk.
When the holiday season rolls around, I enjoy all the popular seasonal drinks, albeit made dairy free. Pumpkin spice latte, peppermint mocha, and even a gingerbread latte are some of my favorites. However, nothing beats some delicious eggnog.
Is there almond milk eggnog?
Several companies have brought out eggnog made with almond milk, including Blue Diamond and Trader Joe’s. Unfortunately, they aren’t easily accessible to many people and are often hard to find. Luckily, making a homemade almond milk eggnog is SO easy!
This almond milk eggnog recipe takes less than a minute to make and is completely dairy free! There is no heavy cream or dairy needed, but you’d never tell. It’s perfectly sweet, rich, and creamy, and tastes like a mix between custard and flan!
With the popularity of almond milk rising and it becoming even more accessible, switch out your traditional milk in your eggnog for this. Pair it with some Christmas cookies for the ultimate dairy free dessert combination during the holiday season!
How to make almond milk eggnog?
- Almond milk– Unsweetened almond milk or vanilla almond milk. If you use the latter, you can omit the vanilla extract.
- Eggs– You must use pasteurized eggs, as they will not be cooked. If you don’t feel comfortable with raw eggs, you can ‘cook’ the eggnog stovetop.
- Sugar– White or brown sugar.
- Vanilla extract– Adds a subtle vanilla flavor.
- Nutmeg and cinnamon– Warming spices that are perfect for eggnog.
In a high speed blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve chilled.
Can I cook the eggs?
If you don’t feel comfortable using raw eggs or don’t have pasteurized eggs, you can follow the stovetop method. To do this, add all the ingredients into a small saucepan and place over low heat. Gently stir the mixture until it simmers. Once it simmers, consistently stir the egg nog for 3-4 minutes, before removing from the heat.
You can enjoy this eggnog warm or let it cool completely.
Tips to make the best recipe
- If you want a refined sugar free eggnog, swap out the sugar for maple syrup or consider making keto eggnog.
- For an alcoholic twist, add a shot of brandy, rum, or bourbon to it.
- Ensure your almond milk is chilled prior to adding it to the blender.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days.
- To freeze: Place the eggnog in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More almond milk recipes to try
Frequently Asked Questions
Blue Diamond Almond nog tastes somewhat like eggnog, however, it uses thickeners and is made without eggs. Many people have commented saying it tastes like artificially flavored eggnog milk.
Eggnog is best enjoyed on its own, with or without alcohol. During the holiday season, you can pair it with some holiday desserts, like gingerbread cookies, snickerdoodles, or shortbread cookies.
Eggnog, like other flavored beverages, is to be enjoyed in moderation. If you choose to add alcohol to it, limit yourself to only two glasses per day.
Almond Milk Eggnog
- 2 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk refrigerated * See notes
- 2 large eggs pasteurized ** See notes
- 3 tablespoons sugar or sugar alternative
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and blend until combined and frothy.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy chilled.
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Vegan option would be awesome
Haven’t tried one, but you could experiment and see!
This is great! Always looking for easy eggnog recipes this time of year! This couldn’t be easier, and is tasty to boot! Thanks!
I can’t wait to try this! For the eggs, do you use the whole egg or just the yolks?
Whole eggs 🙂
I love this. Call me weird but also I prefer my eggnog sans alcohol for some reason. I did use raw honey ~3 T for my sweetener.
I am DEFINITELY making this for christmas!!!
I just made this. It looks good and tastes wonderful
Just wanted to say that your a life saver. When the holidays rolled around I bought almond nog and my 4 year old Absoultly loved it she loved it so much that that’s the only thing she will drink lol so as the holidays were coming to an end I went into complete
panic mode because there would be no more eggnog so I bought every single one that the store had I even called the company’s to see if I could buy directly from them then I stumbled across this recipe and it’s a huge hit she absolutely loves it as does everyone else in my house. So thank you so very much for sharing this and keeping my little one from having a huge meltdown lol