Vegan Eggnog (Creamy & Heartwarming)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Vegan Eggnog tastes so much like traditional eggnog it’s unreal! It’s creamy, comforting and SO easy to whip up in your blender!

Vegan eggnog in two sugar rimmed glasses.

Before we dive into this waaaay too good recipe, I am so excited for Sunday’s newsletter!! My designer Norel did such an amazing job so be sure to subscribe to get it! Onwards and upwards :). 

I started making vegan eggnog last Christmas and it really blew me away. Rewind – I’ve had regular eggnog since as long as I can remember. I’ve made it so many times I was even asked to make it on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica (a popular local morning show) several years ago. My dad was the first person I knew who was really into it, and when I started making it from scratch – it was asked for every single year.

Top down view of vegan eggnog in two glasses, surrounded by holiday decorations.
Fast forward to now and being vegan, no one wants to ever miss out on the holiday fun, right? I guarantee you won’t with this recipe. It is *shocking* how much the combination of cashews, almond milk and the right spices really make this drink taste like real and traditional eggnog. It’s thick and creamy, smells like the holidays and so delicious. You can enjoy it cold like I love it, or warm it up in a sauce pan. Also – you can add alcohol to it – cause who doesn’t love a boozy eggnog? Amiriteeee.

For me, that just goes to show that amazing food is all about the right ingredients and the taste factor. I know for a fact that I’ve never once felt like I was missing out. What I love the most is that it’s actually way easier to make than regular eggnog. You blitz everything in a blender and that’s it! It doesn’t matter if you’re vegan or not – you’re going to love this.

Okay, I could go on forever, but long story short this Vegan Eggnog is:

– Thick & Creamy
– Made with cashews, almond milk, coconut sugar and spices. As simple as that.
– Easier than traditional eggnog
– Great hot or cold
– Smells like Christmas

Side shot of two glasses of vegan eggnog surrounded by holiday decorations.
P.S. I’ve definitely made this Boozy Vegan Eggnog – make it yours! Speaking of which – who’s making vegan eggnog ice cream with this?! Enjoy friends! 

Two sugar rimmed glasses of vegan eggnog on a table with holiday decorations.

Vegan Eggnog (Creamy & Heartwarming)

This Vegan Eggnog tastes so much like traditional eggnog it’s unreal! It’s creamy, comforting and SO easy to whip up in your blender!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Drinks & Beverages
Cuisine American
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice*
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional


  • Blend all the ingredients in your blender for 3 minutes, until completely blended.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy! You can also enjoy this warm by heating is up slowly in a pot on the stove.
*I’ve used 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice, and 2 teaspoons on a separate occasion – it’s up to you how spiced you want it!
  • If you want your eggnog to be perfectly smooth, be sure to blend it long enough so that all of your spices blend in! Otherwise, you could definitely strain it if you want!
  • You can definitely add liquor to this if you want!
  • The pumpkin spice mix is to make life easier for you! You can definitely swap it out for equal parts of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice!


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jessica says:

    Greetings, Jessica – it’s Jessica from DC! Ohhh, you must’ve been reading my mind! I just told my mate to get some of the store-bought vegan nogs they have out this time of year, because I wanted some…and now here you come with this recipe! I’ll be making it this weekend. Thank you!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Jessica!! Oh haha that’s so cool – perfect timing!! I hope you get to make this and thoroughly enjoy it!! Merry Christmas when it comes!

  2. Georgia says:

    Is it pathetic that I’m so excited about this? I’s just begun snowing and I’m planning candy-making today (vegan fudge, nut clusters, and truffles) and now I have my break-time beverage planned! Woo! Hahaha! Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha not pathetic at all!! I’m so happy you’re so excited! Love all the candy-making – wish I had some haha! I hope you enjoy this sooo much Georgia!

  3. Lisa says:

    Adore your blog and this eggnog is the bomb!
    Just made a batch for DS and I – delicious, divine and yummy.
    Keep up the amazing work and Happy Christmas from Australia!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Aww I am SO happy to hear that!!! Thanks so much for sharing with me and yes, I will! Happy Christmas to you too!

  4. Philippe Foubert says:

    How do you get that crust on the glass? Is it cinnamon?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Philippe,

      I dipped it in almond milk, then in a mix of brown sugar and the spices from this!

  5. Karen says:

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for this!! Family member was sipping her TJ eggnog at our Friday night zoom get together and I was saying I need a good vegan recipe… and today you deliver just that! Making asap!!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      So happy to hear that Karen! Thanks so much for reading.

  6. Emily says:

    5 stars
    So delicious- thank you!

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