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 least sugar? ›

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

Califia Farms Almond Holiday Nog (50 calories) and Good Karma Flaxmilk Holiday Nog (45 calories) have 0 grams of saturated fat and 8 grams of added sugars per half-cup.

What is dairy free eggnog made of? ›

Non Dairy Egg nog FAQ's

This version is made from a combination of coconut milk, almond milk, egg yolks, maple syrup and spices with optional rum. Eggnog and rum is a delicious combo!

How many carbs are in a sugar free egg nog? ›

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
106Calories
0gFat
17gCarbs
9gProtein
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Is almond milk egg nog good? ›

It has a lot of flavor, nutty but still sweet/ I also love it is plant based and healthy. Definitely recommend for kids and grown ups especially if you don't want your kids having so much unwanted sugar.

Can diabetics have 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.

Is eggnog full of sugar? ›

Traditional eggnog has a significant fat content, due to the use of cream, and a high sugar content. Ingredients vary significantly between different recipes.

Does Trader Joe's have non-dairy eggnog? ›

Trader Joe's O' Nog is a non-dairy beverage "that calls on the power of oats to deliver the same creamy, satisfying, nutmeg-and-ginger profile, but with all vegan ingredients." This means that even though there's no dairy or eggs in this, you'll still enjoy the cool creaminess of a fresh glass for serving, Trader Joe's ...

Can you buy dairy-free eggnog? ›

If you're vegan (or dairy-free or egg-free), traditional eggnog is off-limits. Luckily, lots of non-dairy milk companies have released their own holiday nog blends and the nutrition numbers look a little more impressive than the classic drink. We wanted to see what they taste like so we put them to the test.

Can lactose intolerant people drink eggnog? ›

However you like to drink your egg nog, unfortunately it will almost always have lactose in it—but that's where our recipe comes in! If you haven't picked up on it by now, we love our lactose free milk and ice cream here at Kreider Farms.

Does eggnog raise blood sugar? ›

“Holiday favorites like pies, cookies and eggnog can raise blood sugar levels to extreme highs,” says Dr. Bhagia. “Additionally, foods rich in salt and high in fat pose additional risks for prediabetics.”

Does sugar free candy break keto? ›

Though they're lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar, some sweeteners used in sugar-free candy, like maltitol and xylitol, can still have an effect on blood glucose, which means they might kick you out of ketosis.

Is Sugar Free Whipped cream good for keto? ›

Reddi-wip Zero Sugar is a creamy, delicious whipped topping made with real cream, with 0 grams of sugar, 0 carbs, and 15 calories per serving (not a low-calorie food). It contains no artificial flavors and is gluten free and keto-friendly.

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.

Can you substitute milk with egg nog? ›

In fact, eggnog can be substituted into most recipes that call for a good portion of milk – see what options you like best! Add it to beverages: Surely, if you're an eggnog fan, you've tried Starbucks' featured holiday latte.

Which eggnog is healthy? ›

Malk has created an eggnog-like drink that is dairy-free, organic, and free from gums or fillers. Califia Farms offers a creamy almond milk-based eggnog-type drink that contains only 50 calories per serving. And Organic Valley offers an organic dairy-based nog made with low-fat milk.

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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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.

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