Healthy Raw (Vegan) Egg Nog

If there’s one seasonal drink that screams “HOLIDAY” louder than all the rest… it’s egg nog. It’s spicy, it’s sweet, it’s oddly comforting on a cold winter’s day, but despite all those virtues, there seems to be no grey area for the ‘nog: people either seem to love it or hate it. Personally, while I like the taste, I’ve never been one to indulge, mostly because of the ingredients list, so I went in search of a homemade alternative. And people, I have some good news for you.

If you’ve been turned off from the dairy- and egg-version of this drink in the past, today I have a homemade, whole-food take on this holiday classic that’s raw, dairy-free, and completely vegan. I recommend getting your hands on a high-speed, high-quality blender for this recipe, otherwise your final outcome will be delicious, but closer to that of a smoothie.

Vegan Eggnog

Healthy Raw (Vegan) Egg Nog


1-1/2 cups raw nuts (I used 1 cup of cashews and 1/2 cup of pecans) soaked in warm water for at least two hours, but preferably four

1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk

3/4 cup pitted raw dates (about 4-5)

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

Raw honey to taste (optional)

2 cups fresh water

Rum (optional)

Vegan EggnogAfter you’ve soaked the cashews and pecans, drain the soaking water and combine all ingredients (except rum, if using) in a blender. Blend on high until liquefied, adding more water or coconut milk as needed.

Vegan EggnogPour into serving glasses and add rum if using. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg before serving. Enjoy!

Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

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6 years ago

Great one! I am making something similar for a holiday party this weekend, but I am going to try young coconut meat and water instead of the can! I have a lot of raw vegan recipes on my site!

6 years ago

This. Looks. Divine! Thanks so much for the recipe. I have a bit of a coconut milk obsession and this will satiate it perfectly.
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6 years ago

oh yeah this looks so good! thanks for this recipe!

What a great recipe idea! I have always loved the idea of egg nog, but hated egg – so I might give this recipe a try :)

6 years ago

i have been on such an egg nog kick, but really want to give up dairy…i’m so excited to try this!!

6 years ago

LOVE egg not but not the fat or artificial ingredients. Can’t wait to try this recipe although I’m quite worried about the ginger part! I’ll give it a try.

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6 years ago

Hey, this is a really nice recipe, however, I just need to mention that honey is not a vegan ingredient. Unless you are using “vegan” honey (which I have never seen before) this recipe is not vegan. Try something like Agave if you want extra sweetness.