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Incredibly Delicious Dairy-Free Eggnog

by Capri Lilly

This Creamy Dairy-free Eggnog is made with only 8 ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to make! It is a holiday favorite that everyone can enjoy!

If you like this Dairy-free Eggnog, you’ll love my Homemade Hot Chocolate and my Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe! Both dairy-free and super delicious!

dairy-free eggnog recipe

This luscious eggnog recipe will be the best eggnog you’ve ever had. For all my dairy-free friends, you no longer have to miss out on this delectable holiday classic. This recipe provides you with creamy, satisfying eggnog made of the perfect mixtures of plant-based milk and of course eggs—thankfully those are not considered dairy!

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Eggnog is an enjoyable tasty treat, and perfect for fun holiday gatherings. This recipe is a healthier spin on your traditional eggnog and Paleo-friendly too! It will soon become your go-to spiked eggnog recipe.

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How To Make The Best Dairy-free Eggnog

The secret that gives this dairy-free eggnog the dynamic flavor that will have you craving more is the perfect blend of almond milk and coconut milk.

Coconut Milk

You will need about 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk. This will make the egg nog creamy, thick, and rich.


Almond Milk

Through numerous experiments, I’ve found that while the coconut cream gives the egg nog the perfect level of creaminess, adding almond milk at the end blends everything together and gives the eggnog the smooth consistency we all love.

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The next secret to the best  dairy-free eggnog is to create the best whipped egg mixture!

The key here is to blend the egg whites with the maple syrup. Simply keep the blender on low and continuously mix the egg whites and syrup until it becomes a beautiful caramel color. When the mixture should be light and fluffy, it is ready to be mixed with the other ingredients.

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Lastly, If you want a thicker eggnog, use egg yolk as well.

I add egg yolk in a 2-to-1 ratio: 2 egg whites for every 1 egg yolk. I’ve tried the recipe with and without egg yolk. Both ways are perfect, creamy, and extremely tasty, but with the egg yolk the eggnog is just a bit thicker. You decide what’s best for you, but either way, you cannot go wrong!

Want to make a boozy eggnog!

Add some Bourbon! Traditional Eggnog typically has bourbon, brandy, or dark rum. I like to add rum to my eggnog, especially because it compliments the coconut  perfectly and has a subtle flavor.

I would recommend making a traditional version for the adults and an alcohol-free batch for the children. Trust me, they are going to love this eggnog just as much as you do!

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Gluten-free, Dairy-Free Eggnog

  • This recipe makes 40 oz of Eggnog. I store my Eggnog in an airtight mason jar. It can last up to a week in the fridge and is best served cold!
  • The almond milk added towards the end makes the Eggnog even more creamy and rich. I highly recommend adding it if you have no aversion to almond milk.
  • After combining all the ingredients you can add to the blender one last time to achieve your desired level of creaminess. I finish my eggnog by blending all the mixture for 1-2 minutes before transferring it to the refrigerator.
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5 from 3 votes

Creamy Dairy-Free Eggnog

Lucious, creamy dairy-free eggnog made with only 8 ingredients! This drink is a holiday favorite that everyone can enjoy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond eggnog, boozy, dairy-free, easy recipe, eggnog, gluten-free, paleo, rum
Servings: 6
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 2 Egg Yolks (optional)
  • 4 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk (canned)
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup (or Date Syrup)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Freshly Grated Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Rum (optional)


  • In a blender, blend egg white (and optional egg yolk) and maple syrup until it becomes light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes on a medium-low setting.
  • Over medium heat, combine the coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bring it to a simmer.
  • Turn the blender on the lowest setting and slowly pour the warm coconut milk mixture into the egg mixture. Continue to blend for about 2-3 minutes. Slowly pour in the almond milk to make the mixture even more smooth and creamy, blend for 1 minute.
  • Transfer the mixture back into the pan and stir continuously until the mixture has thickened slightly and is completely smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and add vanilla extract. If you'd like, now is the time to add bourbon, whiskey, or dark rum.
  • Allow the mixture to chill. Serve with freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy!


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Homemade Dairy Free Hot Chocolate - Good Food Baddie September 15, 2020 - 8:17 pm

[…] you love this warm winter drink, then you’ll love my Dairy-Free Eggnog or my Golden Milk Latte […]

RGK October 6, 2020 - 11:39 pm

5 stars
Love Eggnog and for it to be dairy-free!!! YUm.

Capri Lilly October 7, 2020 - 4:12 am

I love it too! Tastes even better dairy-free!

Amy October 7, 2020 - 6:31 am

You know, I have never tried eggnog? Well I’m Australian so it’s not something we have but based on the ingredients, its sounds so delicious! Is it customary to not have it with egg yolks? I can imagine it would be very different without it.

Capri Lilly October 7, 2020 - 4:55 pm

Hi Amy! I actually like it better without the egg yolks, but that may be a personal preference. I find it lighter and even tastier!

Sunrita October 7, 2020 - 7:29 am

I need to try this recipe. Love your boozy suggestion 😊 and tip of whipping egg white with maple syrup! Sure that makes a great consistency and taste.

Capri Lilly October 7, 2020 - 4:54 pm

Hi Sunrita! Definitely, it’s my fav part! The whipped egg makes the drink so creamy!

FOODHEAL October 7, 2020 - 12:31 pm

5 stars
It’s my first time I am seeing an eggnog recipe lol. You make look so simple and it’s promising to be delicious

Capri Lilly October 7, 2020 - 4:54 pm

I promise it is so simple! And super tasty 🙂

Emily October 7, 2020 - 7:43 pm

5 stars
Love eggnog but always feel guilty about all the dairy. Definitely gonna give this a try!

Capri Lilly October 7, 2020 - 8:36 pm

Definitely do! It’s guilt-free and easy on the stomach! 🙂


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