Dairy-Free Eggnog | Almond Milk, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free recipe (2024)

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This diary-free eggnog is one of my favorite beverages of all time! I crave this almond-coconut combo drink throughout the year, but I make myself hold off until the holidays…usually. This drink is guilt-free but still has the classic flavor profile you know and love. The whole family will love it!

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Clean Paleo-Friendly Recipe

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” more than a mug of cold creamy eggnog topped with ground nutmeg. But if you’re on a dairy-free diet like me, your options are more limited. Luckily there are now some tasty dairy-free eggnogs available in-store, but many still have tons of ingredients.

If you’re looking for a good dairy-free eggnog recipe that’s healthy with no refined sugar or other junk, this recipe is for you.

This dairy free egg nog is sweetened with maple syrup. Of course, you can opt to make it more or less sweet depending on how much syrup you add. To me, this recipe is just right but feel free to experiment and find what works for you!

Creamy Dairy-Free Egg Nog

I did a lot of experimenting to make this recipe. After years of searching, I finally found a great recipe online. I added a couple of modifications, and here are the results: a Dairy-Free Eggnog recipe that is so deliciously creamy, it tastes even better than the store-bought cow’s milk stuff!

At least that’s why family says. A couple of my children wouldn’t drink eggnog in previous years, but they adore “Mom’s eggnog.”

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Make This Recipe Vegan

This almond milk egg nog does have eggs. However, you can easily make it vegan-friendly!

If you prefer not to use eggs, here’s my new delicious Eggless Eggnogrecipe and it takes just 2 minutes to whip up!)

How to Make Dairy-Free Egg Nog

This Dairy-Free Eggnog recipe has no refined sugar and has only maple syrup as a natural sweetener. With almond milk and coconut milk, this eggnog is as fresh and homemade as it gets!

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Is it hard?

You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make. The hardest part is separating the eggs and even that’s not difficult.

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Ingredients Needed:

A Note About Raw Eggs

One thing to note: Yes, this eggnog has raw eggs. I’m not too worried about uncooked eggs since I use fresh organic free-range eggs from our own healthy chickens, but if you are concerned, look for a pasteurized or liquid eggs (which are always pasteurized.) And just be aware that there are certain risks to eating raw eggs.

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Step by Step Directions for Making This Recipe

Let’s get started! This eggnog is so creamy and sweet that people will never know that it isn’t the “real deal”.

Prepare Eggs

Separate the eggs. Put the egg whites in a bowl for mixing. Mix on high for a couple minutes (or more depending on your mixer) until the egg whites are almost stiff.

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Add in the Syrup

Scoop out the egg whites and set aside in a large bowl. In either your now-empty stand mixer bowl (don’t worry about washing it out), or (if you didn’t use a stand mixer) in another large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and themaple syrup until thick and creamy. You can add a little more or less maple syrup, depending on how sweet you prefer your eggnog.

If you don’t have any maple syrup, you can try honey or another natural sweetener, but I think maple syrup offers the best flavor for authentic-tasting homemade eggnog.

Add Coconut and Almond Milk

Slowly add the almond milk as you whisk.

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Then slowly add the coconut milk, again as you whisk. Whisk until the mixture is smooth…

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Add in the Egg Whites

Lastly,add the egg whites to your egg yolk mixture…

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Storage Tips

Pour into 2 quart-sized mason jars, cover tightly, and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight until it’s very cold.

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The eggnog will settle in the jars, so don’t freak out and think that someone dranksome of the eggnog overnight when you weren’t looking. (Which is exactly what I did.)

When you’re ready to enjoy, shake up the mason jars well before serving – you could even put your eggnog in the blender and blend for a few seconds to get a nice froth on top.
Top each glass with a little ground nutmeg.

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Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one! I know your family will love it as much as mine does.

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Homemade Dairy-Free Eggnog | Paleo, Refined-Sugar Free

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This Dairy Free Eggnog recipe is deliciously creamy and even with no refined sugar, it tastes so much better than store bought eggnog! With almond milk and coconut milk, this is as fresh and homemade as it gets! (Paleo friendly too)

  • Author: Erika at LivingWellMom.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

  • 6 organic eggs, separated
  • 23 tablespoons maple syrup*
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk, canned
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Beat the egg whites in a large bowl just until stiff.
  2. If you used a stand mixer, remove the egg whites from the stand mixer bowl into a separate bowl. (Otherwise just set aside and use another large bowl for the next steps.)
  3. In a large bowl (either your stand mixer bowl or a different bowl), whisk the egg yolks with the maple syrup until thick and creamy. Slowly add the almond milk as you continue to whisk. Then slowly add the coconut milk, again as you whisk. Whisk until the mixture is smooth, then add the vanilla.
  4. Lastly, gently whisk in the egg whites until your eggnog is nice and smooth.
  5. Pour into 2 quart-sized mason jars, cover tightlyt, and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight until it’s very cold.
  6. When you’re ready to enjoy, shake up the mason jars well before serving – you could even put your eggnog in the blender and blend for a few seconds to get a nice froth on top.
  7. Top each glass with a little ground nutmeg.

Notes

*You may substitute your favorite natural sweetener, such as honey. However I’ve found that maple syrup provides the best taste.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Keywords: homemade eggnog, dairy-free, almond milk, paleo

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FAQs

Which eggnog has the least sugar? ›

Plant-Milk Eggnogs Can Be Lower in Sugars and Saturated Fat

'Nog made from nut, oat, or soy milk will give you the flavor of the season, and it tends to be lower in calories and saturated fat because it doesn't contain cream, eggs, or milk. (That means that these types of eggnog are lower in protein and calcium too.)

What is dairy free eggnog made of? ›

Making dairy free egg nog is easy, and nobody will be able to tell the difference. All you need to do is swap milk and cream with almond milk and full fat coconut milk. Start by beating the pasture raised egg yolks with 1/3 cup of maple sugar until light and creamy. You can also use maple syrup and it will work fine.

Is almond milk egg nog good? ›

Delicious. I've been drinking Almond Breeze Almond Nog as a replacement to regular Egg Nog that has a lot of sugar during winter season for several years. It has a lot of flavor, nutty but still sweet/ I also love it is plant based and healthy.

Is egg nog high in sugar? ›

But be aware that a single cup can pack in 400 calories and 40 grams of sugar. So, if eggnog is a daily indulgence throughout the holiday season, it pays to find a better-for-you nog that you truly enjoy. Fortunately, there are a few lower-sugar eggnog options out there that taste pretty good, too.

Should diabetics drink eggnog? ›

Beverages such as soda, punch and eggnog contain high amounts of sugar, which will also raise your blood glucose. To ensure you're staying hydrated while also keeping blood sugar levels in mind, choose water, herbal tea, coffee or diet soft drinks.

What is a good substitute for eggnog? ›

If you are really looking to knock out some calories, consider purchasing soy nog or rice nog. These alternatives to regular eggnog contain less fat and nearly half the calories of regular store-bought eggnog. Vanilla chai tea is also a great holiday alternative for those with non-dairy diets.

Can lactose intolerant people drink eggnog? ›

Traditional eggnog is made with eggs, whole milk, and heavy cream, which unfortunately won't work for those who are intolerant to dairy. This non dairy eggnog has all the creaminess and taste of traditional recipes for eggnog, but without the milk and cream!

Is Evan Williams eggnog dairy free? ›

Evan Williams Egg Nog

Our Original Southern Egg Nog is made with smooth Kentucky Bourbon and real dairy cream.

What are the ingredients in model dairy eggnog? ›

Ingredients: Grade A Milk, Sugar, Cream, Egg Yolks, Grade A Whey Powder, Corn Starch, Guar Gum, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Nutmeg, Salt, Carrageenan, Annatto Extract Color, Turmeric Oleoresin Color. Contains: Milk, Eggs.

Does eggnog do anything to your body? ›

Eggnog may not be considered a "health food," but the drink does have some nutritional benefits including certain vitamins and protein. Traditional eggnog is also high in sugar and fat, and for that reason, it's best to drink in moderation as a dessert.

How many carbs are in almond milk eggnog? ›

*Each serving has 9.5g total carbs, but only 3.5g if you subtract erythritol. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Does oat nog taste like egg nog? ›

Chobani Oat Nog

This Nog does not have an egg taste to it at all, as it is made from, as the name suggests, oat milk.

Why is eggnog unhealthy? ›

“Think what's in it: heavy cream, milk, sugar, whipped eggs and alcohol.” And with the recommended serving size a paltry half a cup, eggnog is easy to over-indulge. High in fat and sugar, a single serving contains one-third of the fat Americans should eat daily.

Is egg nog inflammatory? ›

The spices can be anti-inflammatory- Eggnog commonly contains nutmeg, which has anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Downing a glass of it isn't the same as popping an Advil, but it's something. And now for the downside- Any health benefits in eggnog are undone by the alcohol, according to registered dietitianLiz Weinandy.

Why is eggnog so expensive? ›

Canadian chef Heidi Fink states that one of the reasons people are making less homemade eggnog is that the beverage is expensive to make, due to its use of substantial quantities of cream, eggs, and spirits. Concerns about the safety of raw eggs may be another reason for the decline in homemade eggnog making.

What eggnog doesn t have high fructose corn syrup? ›

Lactaid Eggnog

In fact, its first five ingredients are milk, sugar, cream, egg yolks, and fat-free milk. It also doesn't contain any corn syrup (high fructose or otherwise).

What is the best kind of egg nog? ›

The Best Eggnog: Southern Comfort Traditional Eggnog

“It has a lovely golden color with small flecks of grated nutmeg,” says Mark Neufang in the Test Kitchen. While only a sprinkling is used, even in homemade recipes, this baking spice really makes this Christmastime drink taste like the holiday season.

How much sugar is in light eggnog? ›

Nutrition Facts
Serves 8amount%dv
Total Sugars18 g
Includes11 g Added Sugar22%
Protein5 g10%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
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Why is egg nog so sweet? ›

Traditional eggnog today is made up of a mixture of milk, cream, sugar, eggs (both yolks and whipped egg whites), and rum, bourbon, or brandy. They can also call for warm spices (like cinnamon and nutmeg), along with vanilla extract. It's a classic Christmas drink that's creamy, sweet, and typically served chilled.

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