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creamy vegan spiced eggnog in glass mug with holiday lights

Creamy Vegan Spiced Eggnog

Nisha Vora
This Creamy Vegan Spiced Eggnog is rich, sweet, and indulgent, just like a holiday beverage should be. Plus, it’s so simple to make and so satisfying that you’ll never go back to traditional eggnog. 
4.78 from 9 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Soaking Time 1 hr
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup (140g) raw cashews, soaked in boiling water for 1 hour*
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) (400 ml) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) creamy plant-based milk (I use oat milk)
  • 6 - 8 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 2 to 4 ounces bourbon (optional)

Toppings

  • Vegan whipped topping or coconut whipped cream (optional)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for dusting
  • Ground cinnamon, for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Drain the soaked cashews and rinse well. Add to a blender with the coconut milk, plant-based milk, 6 tablespoons of the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, and salt.
  • Blend on medium-high or high speed, until creamy and smooth and all cashews have been pulverized, scraping down the sides as you go. This should take 1-3 minutes.
  • If you want to serve the eggnog hot, transfer it to a saucepan and heat over medium heat for a few minutes until warm.
  • To serve chilled, transfer the eggnog to the fridge until chilled.
  • To make boozy eggnog, add 1/2 to 1 ounce of bourbon to each of 4 mugs. Divide the eggnog and pour into each of the four mugs, stir well to combine.
  • If desired, top with vegan whipped topping or coconut whipped cream. Dust with a bit more cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg.

Notes

If you don’t have a high-powered blender, I recommend soaking the cashews overnight so they full soften.
Keyword gluten-free, refined sugar free, soy-free, vegan
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