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Dairy Free Eggnog

A glass of chilled dairy free eggnog is equally refreshing and cozy. This thick and creamy holiday drink is the perfect night cap spiked with brandy, bourbon or rum and topped with fresh ground nutmeg.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: coconut milk, eggnog
Servings: 5 cups (4-5 people)
Calories: 355kcal


  • 2 (13.5 ounce cans) full fat coconut milk (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg plus more to top
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 vanilla bean pod split with the beans scraped out (or 1 teaspoon vanilla)


  • Add your dairy free milk of choice with canned coconut milk into a saucepan and bring to a slow boil then remove from the heat.
  • While the milk is heating, whisk together the egg yolks and coconut sugar until combined.
  • Whisk the egg mixture constantly while you slowly add a small amount of the hot coconut milk. Repeat whisking and slowly adding the milk until they're combined. It's important to temper the eggs (slowly warm them) so they don’t curdle.
  • Transfer the eggnog back to the saucepan and heat over medium-low until it reaches a temperature of 160°F and the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove the eggnog from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Transfer it to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate until chilled (2-3 hours) or overnight.
  • Serve: If your eggnog got too thick while chilling, stir in more non dairy milk until it reaches your desired consistency. Spike with alcohol if desired and top with nutmeg.
  • To spike it: Add your desired amount of brandy or spiced rum in each glass.


Storage instructions: Store in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days.
To serve warm: heat on medium-low in a saucepan until heated through.
*Nutrition information does not include alcohol.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14.7g | Fat: 21.8g | Cholesterol: 226.3mg | Sodium: 403mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 16.5g