Seriously, what would the Christmas season be without eggnog?! This date-sweetened vegan eggnog is perfect for vegans and health-conscious people!
I used to love eggnog, but just because I went vegan, that doesn’t mean I can never, ever have eggnog again. So I made myself a vegan version that is just as delicious!
For the plant-based milk, I used unsweetened rice coconut milk, which is just a mix of coconut milk and rice milk. Although the milk is unsweetened, it tastes pretty sweet on its own (compared to other unsweetened plant-based milks) thanks to the coconut. So that makes the milk the perfect base for this vegan eggnog.
This eggnog version is sweetened with dates. Store-bought eggnogs or vegan eggnogs are often loaded with sugar, so this is a much healthier alternative. If your blender isn’t one of the high-speed blenders, you can soak the dates overnight (just as you do with the almonds) to make it easier for the blender.
This eggnog is so rich and creamy – just like the regular version! You can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 days. Sprinkle it with more cinnamon powder to give it its authentic look.
I prefer the eggnog chilled with an ice cube, but you could also serve it warm. But let me know in the comments below what you like more!
Date-Sweetened Vegan Eggnog
- Add all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
- For a chilled version, you'll want to put the vegan eggnog in the fridge for 1-2 hours and serve it with an ice cube. But you could also warm it up! Garnish with cinnamon powder.
*If you want to make sure the alcohol you're using is vegan, you can check that on Barnivore. I used 'Kraken Spiced Rum'.
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Reader question: Eggnog – warm or cold? What do you prefer?