Do you or your guests need a dairy free eggnog for your holiday gathering? Try this easily adaptable recipe.
For me, the holiday season must include at least one carton of eggnog. I will drink it straight, with loads of freshly grated nutmeg, add it to my coffee and sometimes even bake with it (Eggnog Scones, anyone?)
This version is not quite as thick as the ready made version which is made with cream. I know some people will find that idea preferable. It is also lower in fat, sugar and overall calories.
What it isn't missing is the rich sweetly spiced taste. Mmmm!
While this recipe is delicious as is, here are a few ideas you can use to mix up the recipe:
- use your favorite dairy free milk (or use dairy milk and cream)
- sweeten with honey, maple syrup or ground dates
- for a vegan alternative use a vegan egg substitute or a mushy banana (I haven't tried the banana, so I can't tell you how it tastes)
- use rum extract instead of vanilla
- mix with rum or brandy for the adults
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Dairy Free Eggnog
- 4 cups dairy free milk (rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
- 4 eggs (or vegan egg substitute)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup (honey, sugar or other sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or rum flavored extract
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (plus more for garnish)
- Whisk ingredients in a large sauce pan.
- Heat over medium until the mixture reaches 140° F to kill the bacteria.
- I like mine cold so I chill it at this point. But others like to serve it immediately. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg before serving.
- Mix in rum, brandy, etc. before serving if desired.
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Until next time, happy eating!
Looks like a perfect holiday drink!!
Very creative. Love eggnog.
Thanks, Wendy. I am an eggnog lover too.
Terri Oliver Steffes
We love using oat milk for this version. Super creamy!
I have never tried oat milk, but it sounds good. I'll have to look for it at the store next week.
I might try this with the vegan eggs since I am having a hard time finding pasteurized eggs and now my daughter likes vegan foods. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve been thinking to make eggnog for a while now. I think I’m going to try your recipe for eggnog as it looks so delicious!