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Two glasses of dairy free eggnog with cinnamon sticks.
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3.95 from 20 votes

Dairy-Free Eggnog

A lighter take on traditional eggnog made with almond and coconut milk and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It's rich and creamy, dairy-free and can be served with or without alcohol for a delicious holiday treat!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free eggnog
Servings: 4



  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 15 oz can regular coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 3 eggs yolks
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2-3 oz rum, whiskey, brandy or bourbon optional
  • Cinnamon sticks for serving


  • Add almond milk, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until simmering (not boiling).
    Almond milk, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a sauce pan.
  • Meanwhile, place egg yolks and maple syrup in a blender and blend on low-medium speed for about 30 seconds minutes until mixture is light and fluffy.
    Eggs and maple syrup blended in a blender.
  • Once milk is simmering, turn blender on low and slowly add milk mixture a little at a time. It’s important to add the milk slowly to temper the eggs so they don't curdle!
    Dairy free mixture poured slowly into blender containing egg mixture.
  • Add eggnog mixture back to saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens, about 10-15 minutes. At this point the eggnog should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
    Dairy free eggnog coating the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and let eggnog cool to room temperature. Transfer to a jar (I used a 32 oz mason jar), cover and refrigerate overnight or for a few hours until chilled.
    Twisting the lid closed on a mason jar containing dairy free eggnog.
  • Serve chilled over a cube or two of ice with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and a cinnamon stick. Add a splash of rum, whiskey or bourbon, if using.


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g