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Vegan Eggnog – FRAN COSTIGAN

Vegan Eggnog – FRAN COSTIGAN


Transfer over dairy Eggnog, Vegan Eggnog is straightforward to make, higher for you, and DELISH!

Vegan Eggnog

Authentic eggnog, or milk punch because it was referred to as, is a really wealthy and thick dairy-based, slightly extremely sweetened beverage.  It’s made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks and is commonly topped with a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. Eggnog is conventional throughout the Christmas season. It’s typically served chilly from a punch bowl. Much less steadily, it’s served heat– assume thick milky mulled wine.

Eggnog isn’t a beverage I’d tasted as a child, however as a younger grownup, I observed it being served in glass mugs from large cutglass punchbowls at Christmas and New Years Day events. It was love at first sip for me. Creamy, thick, candy, and boozy (rum, brandy, and whiskey are frequent additions), this was a drink that went down all too simply.

The unique recipe reads to me like a glass of coronary heart assault with a facet of fatty liver illness, together with the hazard of salmonella from consuming uncooked eggs. Egg yolks are whipped with sugar earlier than the addition of heavy cream and spices. Egg whites are crushed with sugar are folded into the yolk combination after it has cooked and cooled. This isn’t for me or the individuals I cherish, nope.

For at the least a few years now, creamy and spiced proper vegan variations are proper there within the dairy case of your native market. Some style higher than others, and what tastes greatest is private,  however all of the commercially ready vegan eggnogs are prepared for the addition of rum or bourbon if desired. I discover it simple and enjoyable to make my very own, personalised to my style, and assume you’ll too. And vegan Eggnog is cholesterol-free too. 

At this time, I’m sharing two luscious variations of Vegan Eggnog. Each make comparatively small portions–keep in mind, I’m residing solo and none of us are going to be with crowds– proper?!

vegan eggnog mise en place

The recipes scale up with no modifications, and the drinks keep recent within the fridge for as much as 3 days, so go forward and make extra for those who like.

The primary recipe is a protein-packed Vegan Eggnog, made with pea protein powder and soaked pitted dates.

The second model has a base of cashews. (they’re nutrient-strong too.)  With its lighter colour, this resembles a extra conventional Eggnog. Though I like each, I’ve a desire. I’d actually prefer to know yours.

As soon as refrigerated each of those Eggnogs thicken, within the case of the cashew-based nog, considerably. You’re the decider right here, but when the chilled Nogs are extra custard-like than is your desire, simply whisk in some plant milk earlier than serving, or including the spirits.

Spice to style however do NOT substitute powdered nutmeg for the freshly grated. Belief me, your Eggnog won’t be good.

I’d considered getting fancy and including a topping of aquafaba meringue, however I discover each variations are rich-tasting sufficient. For those who select so as to add the meringue, please share your photographs. There’s a third and really scrumptious cashew-based, date-sweetened Eggnog by chef and Rouxbe On-line Culinary Faculty, co-founder Daybreak Thomas, within the Important Vegan Desserts Course. The Rouxbe vacation sale that provides a whopping 30% off all programs together with #EVD ends 12/25.

Pea Protein Vegan Eggnog

Pea protein powder is a high-quality, typically simply digested protein supply constructed from yellow peas. It’s wealthy in iron, arginine, and branched-chain amino acids and is claimed to supply advantages like improved muscle development, emotions of fullness, and coronary heart well being.

Once I posted assessments of Eggnog photographs on my Instagram, just a few individuals commented that they will’t digest pea protein. So if that is new to you, proceed with warning. I used pea protein from Bob’s Crimson Mill. Theirs is on pause now so for those who can’t discover it, do that one.

I’ve made numerous Vegan Eggnog in the previous few days, and I’m fairly positive among the Nog will turn into Eggnog pudding, ice cream, or French toast.

I’m sending my greatest needs to every one in all you for a wholesome and completely satisfied Christmas season. I hope subsequent yr we will increase a glass within the firm of our family and friends. Take care and do let me know for those who make both, or each of those Eggnogs.


pea protein eggnog

Pea Protein Vegan Eggnog


  • 1 ¼ cups / 295ml chilly water
  • ¼ cup /28g pea protein
  • 3 oz /105g dates pitted, soaked till very smooth
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg extra for sprinkling
  • 1/8 – to ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3/8 tsp guar gum for the standard creamy consistency.
  • Non-obligatory: 1 tablespoon sunflower oil or different impartial oil Provides smoothness
  • Non-obligatory Spirits rum, bourbon, brandy, whiskey to style


  1. Add every part to a blender container besides the oil. Mix, beginning on low, then advancing the velocity to excessive, till the liquid is creamy, and no items of dates are seen.
Style and add extra spice.

  2. Refrigerate till chilly. Shake earlier than serving,

  3. For alcoholic eggnog Add your spirit of selection, to style, earlier than serving

Recipe Notes

I’m not going to let you know how a lot of the spirits so as to add in case you are going there. 
I went nuts for rum throughout my very pleasurable assessments.

Vegan Cashew Cream Eggnog

This recipe will look rather more like conventional eggnog. Isn’t it great to have a lot selection!

cashew cream eggnog

Cashew Cream Vegan Eggnog


  • 2.5 ounces /71g uncooked cashews rinsed and soaked
  • 1/2 cup /120ml full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp /40g vegan cane sugar
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 3/8 tsp nutmeg extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. Drain the cashews very nicely.

  2. Add every part to a blender container, ideally a high-speed blender like a Vitamix.

  3. Begin mixing on low after which improve the velocity to excessive. 
Mix 1-2 minutes. Style and modify spicing and sweetness.

  4. Chill earlier than serving.

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