Missing eggnog this holiday? No worries! Make up some of your own egg free and creamy Vegan Eggnog, two ways: an extra creamy version and a lighter/lower calorie version!
No Christmas holiday is not complete without a good dose of eggnog. But what can you do if you are allergic to eggs? Sure, Silk and some other brands have vegan eggnog on the market, but it is much more fun to make your own Holiday “Egg” Nog that’s egg and dairy-free!
First, you know exactly what is in your drink because you made it yourself. Second, some store bought egg-free eggnogs are still high calorie and have a lot of sugar in them, not so great if you are watching your diet. Third, you can have fun with the recipes and make them uniquely yours!
Here are two egg-free eggnog recipes to try out: one is a leaner version for those watching their diet, and the other is a higher calorie (but still yummy!) version. Both can be made any way you like and can be whipped up in a pinch!
Creamy Vegan Eggnog (Gluten Free)
- In a tall glass or measuring cup, mix all ingredients well. Adjust coconut milk, spices and extract to taste, if desired. Enjoy!
Here’s a lighter version of this eggnog recipe:
Lighter Dairy Free Eggnog
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk in carton
- 1 teaspoon golden flaxseed meal as a thickener
- 1/4 banana
- 1 teaspoon powdered Stevia
- Dash of nutmeg and ground cinnamon to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract to taste
- In a small blender, combine milk, banana, Truvia, nutmeg, cinnamon, and rum extract and process until well blended.
- Feel free to adjust the flavor by using less or more spices and extract.
- This version tastes and looks best when enjoyed right away.
If you still want something nearly calorie free, look no further than eggnog flavored tea! I like this tea with a splash of milk and a little stevia. The Bigelow Eggnogg’n Tea is gluten free, but it does contain soy lecithin as part of the flavorings.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist