Creamy Dairy Free Eggnog With Almond Milk

Hey guys!

Did you know that December 24th is National Eggnog Day?! I looove eggnog, but prefer to make my own because:

1. Sometimes the bottled stuff is just too sweet
2. The kind made from dairy usually makes me bloated, which no one wants to deal with during the holidays! And dairy makes me break out!

I DID discover recently that I love Trader Joe’s O’ Nog (it’s made with oat milk!), but I also stick to my tried and true homemade dairy free eggnog recipe that I’ve been making for years – you might remember me posting this like TEN years ago (what?!).

Since this recipe is still a fave, I decided to revive it a little with fresh pics and some tips I’ve picked up while making it over the years.

Let’s make dairy free eggnog!

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The secret to creamy almond eggnog

Almond milk may not be as creamy as dairy milk, but let me tell you – this eggnog is still super creamy. The key is blending everything together for a minute or two to kind of froth it up! I’ve been using MALK Almond Milk lately, which I find froths really well. But I’ve used a lot of brands since I’ve been making them and I’ve never had issues!

After everything is blended, you’ll simmer it over the stove for about 15 minutes to cook the egg. Two things:

  • Make sure you STIR constantly while this is cooking. Don’t walk away!
  • Don’t let it boil!


I’ve read on other recipes that you want the eggnog to cook to 180 degrees F, and then simmer for around 15 minutes.

After it’s been cooked, the rest of the magic happens in the fridge! Your eggnog will thicken overnight and be ready to drink the next morning. YUM.

Dairy Free Eggnog

Dairy free eggnog that's perfectly thick, creamy and super easy to make!
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, dairy-free, holiday drink, holiday recipe, holiday dessert, eggnog, almond milk
Servings: 4 servings

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  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  • Combine all ingredients - I like to put it in a blender and blend for a minute or two, but you can also just whisk everything together! The key is to get the mixture well-combined and a little frothy.
  • Pour mixture into a pot and simmer for 15 min or so – don’t let it boil!
  • Then chill mixture in fridge overnight.
  • Serve on Christmas morning and pour into nice cups and sprinkle with extra cinnamon!!

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I can’t wait for you to sip on this dairy free eggnog!


Just imagine sipping on this, all cozy in your Ooey Gooey Mockneck Sweatshirt. Ooooh or your Cloud Hoodie?! By a fire, with a good book?! Literal perfection.

If you make this PLEASE post pics and tag me on IG @blogilates! I want to see those pretty glasses and holiday spreads ❤️

OH. You should totally serve these Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches alongside your eggnog! If you’re hosting guests, make this Christmas Tree Charcuterie board to munch on and prep a Pumpkin French Toast Casserole so you can relax on Christmas morning!

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  1. Hafij says:

    I’m so excited to try this dairy-free eggnog recipe! As someone who loves eggnog but doesn’t tolerate dairy well, this recipe seems like the perfect solution. I appreciate the author’s tips on making it creamy and the reminder to stir constantly while cooking. I can’t wait to enjoy this cozy holiday drink!

  2. Melissa says:

    4 stars
    I’m not sure you can even let this “simmer”- I tried to simmer for 15 min and not even 5 min in the egg separated. Looked like scrambled egg whites in my almond milk. I think it just need to get hot right up to before it boils.