vegan eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

Get ready, because I’m about to change your life. If you’re vegan (or just fat intolerant, like me), the holidays can be a pretty trying time for you. Holiday cookies, gingerbread houses, and, yes, eggnog, are almost categorically out of the question due to the high respective butter/cream content. But! Sign no more, my friends — there is a light at the end of the tunnel. For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite vegan versions of some classic holiday treats, starting with: Eggnog!

vegan eggnogCome on, who doesn’t love eggnog. It’s warm, creamy, and definitely alcoholic. Basically, eggnog is a perfect holiday drink that’s actually pretty easy to make vegan-friendly. All you need is some soy yogurt, almond milk, and a bevy of spices that you probably already have sitting in your pantry as we speak. This is the type of drink that makes you want to curl up in front of a fireplace with some wool socks and watch a Christmas movie. Seriously, it’s that good.

vegan egg nogThis recipe comes straight from the LUSH blog (who’d’ve known?), and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to throw together on short notice. Try it out for yourself — I promise, you won’t miss the eggs. Recipe, as always, is after the jump.

Happy Weekend!

vegan eggnog

LUSH’S VEGAN EGGNOG

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
SERVES: 4 people

INGREDIENTS
2 cups soy yogurt
3 cups almond milk
1 cup water (or more if desired for a thinner consistency)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp allspice
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ shot brandy or rum per mug (optional)
A sprinkling of nutmeg powder and cocoa powder for garnish
Cinnamon sticks (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the soy yogurt and almond milk in a blender and whiz it up until it’s smooth and thick. Adjust proportions if you’d prefer a thicker or thinner consistency
  2. Transfer your smooth mixture to a pot over medium heat.
  3. Add cinnamon, cloves, allspice, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir rapidly with a whisk for 5-10 minutes—this will create a nice foamy texture.
  4. Carefully ladle your vegan eggnog into your favorite holiday mugs and add brandy or rum, if desired.
  5. Give each mug a quick stir with a cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of nutmeg and cocoa powder. Serve warm and enjoy!
  • http://cleartheway.net Kate

    I often make food recipes from the herbal soaps/etc. recipes I make. What’s better than edible soap? But seriously, eggnog was never a favorite growing up. The Vegan versions have me liking it!

    • Amanda

      definitely give this one a shot – it’s SERIOUSLY delicious.

  • http://www.skatterednotesblog.com Colette

    Mhm… you had me at eggnog :D I am very intrigued by this egg-less recipe and I think I will give it a shot. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • Amanda

      PLEASE let me know how you like it!! xox

  • http://www.oftreesandhues.com Latrina

    Oh my! You’re amazing, Amanda. I love ( love! ) your imagery. It looks absolutely delicious, and as someone who never really enjoyed the taste of tradition eggnog — I’m quite excited to try this! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

    • Amanda

      oh Trina, you are wonderful. Please let me know how you like it!! and, once again, I’m SO glad you’re feeling better :)

  • http://www.dearlaura.co Laura

    I’ve never liked eggnog but that looks delicious – I might try it this recipe. And I just love your photos!

    Laura

    • Amanda

      Thank you so much, Laura! Let me know how it goes :)

  • http://cocoandmingo.com Jessica (Coco & Mingo)

    This looks so good! I’m so excited to try this!

    • Amanda

      Thanks so much, my dear :)