Raw Vegan Eggnog

There are some traditions that should never be let go of just because you cannot consume a certain type of food. For me, that’s eggnog, hands down–probably my most favorite part of this season. I used to never say no to eggnog…

Raw Vegan Egg Nog. A healthier way to celebrate this season! 

Imagine my delight when non-dairy milk brands were coming out with their own version of eggnog in the stores last year. I bought almost every brand of vegan nog…yet felt disappointed with each carton. They were all missing the thickness that I love, not to mention the flavor of the milk, be it rice or coconut, completely overpowered the entire drink’s taste.

Lighten those calories this holiday with a healthy, raw twist on Egg Nog.


So yesterday I was sitting here on the blog, staring at the front page and well, my non-dairy raw milk recipe was staring right at *me* begging to be made into nog form.

Raw Vegan Eggnog
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 2 large glass fulls
  • ¾ c. raw cashews, soaked for 2-3 hours
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 frozen banana (must be frozen!)
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted (use refined for non coconut taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  1. Drain the water from the soaked cashews and place in a high speed blender. Add the 2 cups of water and blend until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend for another 1-2 minutes until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and dust with nutmeg.

So I obeyed and transformed it into my most favorite holiday beverage ever. I must admit, it’s the closest I have yet tasted to the real deal. So much so that I have already made 2 batches of the stuff. And downed all of it.

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  1. Would a Ninja blender work for this? Or do you really need a Vitamix?

    • Absolutely Lana! That is a high-speed blender and it will work just fine. In fact, I don’t even own a Vitamix, I use the Cuisinart’s version of the Magic Bullet and it’s one of my favorite kitchen appliances :)

  2. I am going to try this tonight. Very excited.

  3. LOVE x5! I screwed up a little tho lol I wanted this NOW! So I decided to use almond milk instead of the cashews (who has time to soak lol) So I skipped Ingredients #1 and #2 and just jumped in after that. Turned my blender on and noticed the coconut oil was clumped together with spices and thought, WTH! why isn’t there any liquid added here, what am I missing (rofl) then reread and thought DUH! :) So added the milk and LOVE! only prob was that the oil and spices were still clumped together but was actually kinda good when you got a chunk of it lol Not one of my better days but definitely one of yours! :)

  4. This is fantastic! :)

  5. I’m hungry and want this. Love!

  6. You just made my day.

  7. I’ve recently discovered my own love for eggnog, never thought to make my own. I would love to try your version, but my blender is not high powered enough for cashews. Even with overnight soaking I end up with cashew bits, just doesn’t smooth out well. I am hoping Santa brings me a new one. Blender that is!

  8. I have never had eggnog before… I hope your version is the first I try! It sounds absolutely delicious!!! 😀

  9. drool. raw egg nog, you’re a genius babe!

  10. Sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try it!!

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  12. Eggnog isn’t such a hit down here BUT I have very fond memories from when I spent a winter in the Rockies. I may have to give your dairy-free version a try – it looks scrummy!

  13. deelicious! gonna make this tomorrow and the day after and maybe the day after that!
    janet meredith, founder/ceo of http://www.PureLivingBoutique.com

  14. This looks great! And it doesn’t have all the weird chemicals that a lot of vegan milks have! Yay, Cara!

  15. This looks easy enough!

    My mother made eggnog “from scratch” when I was a kid. It was not thick! The stuff they sell at the grocery doesn’t work for me because of the thickeners they add.

    • Ha! That is too funny. Apparently I loved me some thickeners :) You just might find this somewhere in between with the consistency but tasty none-the-less.


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