Vegan Eggnog Recipe (Rich, Creamy & Plant-Based)

This year, I’ve been posting quite a few dairy-free drink recipes to our site. Do you really even need to ask why? That said, this vegan eggnog is a virgin drink that you can enjoy without alcohol. But I won’t judge if you decide to add some rum – white, spiced, or dark would each be delicious.Vegan Eggnog that’s Incredibly Creamy, Rich, and DeliciousThis recipe is another gem from the cookbook The Friendly Vegan Cookbook: 100 Essential Recipes to Share with Vegans and Omnivores Alike by Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn.Holiday nog holds a special place in our hearts. For many, it is the epitome of Christmas and brings back memories of holiday parties through the years.Well, don’t worry, dear friends. Just because you’re avoiding eggs doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favorite holiday drink. Using the magic of cashews and coconut cream, we’ve re-created a holiday nog that is every bit as luscious as the nog you grew up drinking, and redolent of the cozy flavors of winter.Toni and Michelle keep it simple with dishes and flavors that have been well-loved for generations. Their cookbook includes Toaster Pastries, Mashed Potatoes, Lasagna, Tacos, Caesar Salad, and so many more foods that you would be happy to share with friends. It’s an everyday kind of collection, but does include some special holiday recipes, like Vegan Silken Chocolate Pumpkin Pie and this indulgent Vegan Eggnog.Special Diet Notes: Vegan EggnogBy ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.Creamy Vegan Eggnog  Author: Toni Okamoto and Michelle CehnRecipe type: DrinksCuisine: American½ cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight or for at least 4 hours, drained, and rinsed1 cup water1 cup coconut cream1 cup unsweetened plain soymilk2½ tablespoons sugar1½ teaspoons vanilla extract1 teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg⅛ teaspoon ground cloves⅛ teaspoon ground cardamomIn a high-powered blender,* combine the soaked cashews, water, coconut cream, soymilk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom and purée until smooth.Place the nog in the refrigerator and chill for 2 to 3 hours.Stir the nog and serve cold.No High Power Blender? You can use a regular blender, but puree without the water first. Then add the water and blend. Strain if needed through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any nut bits.This recipe is reprinted with permissions from The Friendly Vegan Cookbook by Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn.3.5.3229More Vegan Holiday Drink RecipesDairy-Free CoquitosHot Dairy-Free Buttered RumVegan Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

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