If you can’t eat eggs or dairy, your options are limited when it comes to buying eggnog. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without your favorite holiday beverage!
It takes just 2 minutes to whip up a batch of delicious homemade eggless eggnog! You can make this easy recipe with almond milk or coconut milk – your choice! Best of all, this recipe is Paleo-friendly with no refined sugar or junk ingredients.*
*Technically there is one small “junk” ingredient but it’s totally optional and up to you.
Last year, I shared my recipe for homemade dairy-free eggnog. It’s so good and turned out to be very popular.
But this year, I found out my body hates eggs. Yes even our delicious fresh free-range eggs from our backyard chickens.
So I can’t enjoy my old recipe anymore.
I looked for an eggless eggnog recipe, but I couldn’t find one with my requirements: a simple recipe without oddball or junk ingredients. So I started experimenting with my own recipe for eggless eggnog. I almost gave up, thinking it couldn’t be done because my attempts weren’t working.
But then it happened. I waited a few days (that’s why this post isn’t up sooner), gave it one more try and found the perfect combination of ingredients.
I was so excited, I shoved a glass of my homemade eggless eggnog at my husband and asked him to try it. I held my breath as Nate took a sip. He looked confused for a minute and I held my breathe. Then Nate took another sip (more of a gulp this time) and asked “How is this NOT regular eggnog? It tastes amazing! You seriously didn’t put any eggs in it?”
Boom! Eggless Eggnog mission accomplished!
One of the best things about this Eggless Eggnog recipe is just how simple it is to make. You throw all the ingredients in your blender, blend for 30-60 seconds, and serve. That’s it.
There’s no egg separating, cashew soaking, or anything complicated. Easy peasy.
This recipe for homemade Eggless Eggnog has everything I wanted:
- egg-free and dairy-free
- no refined sugar (sweetened only with maple syrup)
- no fancy ingredients required
- quick and easy
- delicious with either almond milk or coconut milk
The one ingredient that’s not Paleo is rum extract. If you’re strictly Paleo, you can leave it out and the eggnog will still taste delicious. But if you want a touch more eggnog flavor, throw it in and enjoy!
I’ve made this eggless eggnog three different ways – with almond milk, coconut milk (in a refrigerated jug), and canned coconut milk. Canned coconut milk will give you the creamiest version, but my family prefers the almond milk version. It’s cheaper than canned coconut milk too.
But enough already. You want the recipe, right? Here you go:
- Serves 2:
- 3 cups coconut milk or almond milk
- 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp allspice
- ½ tsp rum extract (optional, not Paleo)
- Serves 6:
- 9 cups almond or coconut milk
- ⅓-1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
- ¾ tsp ground ginger
- ¾ tsp allspice
- 1.5 tsp rum extract
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds.
- Serve immediately.