Calling all eggnog lovers, haters and naysayers, I’ve got something for you!

Drumroll please…it is…Not Your Average Eggnog!

Not Your Average Eggnog

For the lovers, it’s a healthier(ish) version of this classic holiday beverage, that I swear tastes as good as (maybe, possibly even better than) the real deal.

For the haters, who cringe at the idea of sipping a cold concoction of raw eggs, milk and sugar (I’m right there with you!), it’s an egg-less, dairy and refined sugar-free ‘nog made with yummy plant-based ingredients, like cashews, almond milk and dates.

And for the naysayers, screaming “Eggnog with no eggs??? Heresy!” – trust me! This magical combo might just change your non-egg, non-nog naysaying ways!

Not Your Average Eggnog

Not in the holiday spirit quite yet? Here’s something else you can do with this recipe. Spike it. With bourbon. Or rum. Just stir in a 1-oz shot (or two) and you’ll be feelin’ festive in no time!

Not Your Average Eggnog

Not Your Average Eggnog


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or at least 4 hours
  • 2 cups almond milk (or your favorite nut milk)*
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg (ground will work too)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Drain and rinse cashews, then add to a high-speed blender.
  2. Add almond milk and blend until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy consistency is achieved.
  4. Pour egg{less}nog into a glass container and refrigerate for at least an hour to chill.
  5. Enjoy as is or spike it with a shot of bourbon, brandy or rum.

*If you prefer your ‘nog a little thinner, just add a touch more almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.

Okay, now I need to know…which camp do you fall into? Nog lover, hater or egg{less}nog naysayer? AND, did this remake change how you feel about the original? Let me know whatcha think down below.



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