Vegan eggnog made with cashews and coconut milk! This Christmas drink is incredibly thick and indulgent, making it a perfect crowd-pleasing recipe for parties. Gluten-free, oil-free and dairy-free.

Vegan eggnog easy gluten-free creamy

I have to say that out of all categories, the sparsest one on my blog is drinks. I don’t know why, my creativity just doesn’t operate as well in that area. But because it’s Christmas, and because I hate comfort zones, I thought I’d switch things up. After all, I want to help make Christmas enjoyable for all your diehard eggnog fans out there ;).

Hence – this dairy-free 100% vegan eggnog that will satisfy every eggnog craving. This is the perfect recipe to take your vegan Christmas to the next level!

Two cups of vegan eggnog with berries

Two glasses with a white drink

Easy vegan eggnog

I have to say that I’ve only had ‘real’ eggnog once or twice in my life. It just isn’t super popular here in the UK. But I do have to say that from what I can remember, I much prefer the vegan version. And you know something is good when it’s even better than the original!

What is amazing about this vegan eggnog is just how rich and creamy it is. Cashews really are a magical ingredient. Paired with coconut milk, they create the dreamiest texture and flavour that melts in your mouth and feels like you’re drinking a vanilla cake.

Vegan eggnog in clear glasses

This isn’t a super low fat or low calorie recipe, but Christmas is all about treating yourself! And nonetheless, all the ingredients are natural, and the finished product is refined sugar-free. So, here’s yet another reason to enjoy it to the fullest.

Two glasses with a white drink and berries

You can either serve this by itself, or add extra maple syrup to your liking, berries, fruit, nut butter, etc. I am all about adding nut butter to everything, so that is exactly what I go for. It is delicious served either hot or cold, so either chill or heat up on the stove depending on your preference.

What’s to love about this vegan Christmas drink?

Closeup of eggnog with berries

It is

  • Super creamy and rich.
  • Silky smooth.
  • Easy and beginner-friendly.
  • Indulgent.
  • Ideal for Christmas.
  • Ready in five minutes.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Oil-free.
  • Ready without any cooking.

How to make vegan eggnog

  • Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.
  • Add the cashews to a blender or food processor together with the coconut milk, water, maple syrup, and desiccated coconut. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve after either chilling in the fridge for around 30 minutes, or heat on the stove over a low heat for five minutes.

Two glasses with a white drink on a plate

Other vegan Christmas recipes

Closeup of vegan eggnog in two glasses

Let me know in the comments: what’s your favourite Christmas drink? If you give this vegan eggnog recipe a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments below!

Vegan eggnog easy gluten-free creamy

Get the Recipe: Vegan Eggnog (Easy, Gluten-free, Creamy)

Vegan eggnog made with cashews and coconut milk! This Christmas drink is incredibly thick and indulgent, making it a perfect crowd-pleasing recipe for parties. Gluten-free, oil-free and dairy-free.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 1 can coconut milk, full-fat works best
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor

Instructions 

  • Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.
  • Add the cashews to a blender or food processor together with the coconut milk, water, maple syrup, and desiccated coconut. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve after either chilling in the fridge for around 30 minutes, or heat on the stove over a low heat for five minutes.
Calories: 513kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 43g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Sodium: 22mg, Potassium: 577mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 6mg

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