Growing up Eggnog wasn’t a big deal in our house, so it is not something I have really missed. However, eggnog is a holiday tradition for many people. I thought it only right to veganize it and I’ve got to say if I had been given this version as a child it would have become a tradition for sure.
I could not be happier with how this no egg Nog turned out. It’s creamy, thick, and full of that spicy nog flavor. It is also so much healthier than the non-vegan version. Traditional eggnog typical has 200-300 calories per 1 cup serving and around 20 grams of refined sugar, not to mention the eggs. Ugh! This version has around 100 calories and only has natural sugars. Much better!
I liked mine thickened with the chia seeds, but if you prefer it thinner simply leave them out. The maple syrup is also optional depending on the sweetness of the bananas, all though I liked the extra flavor it gave.
I kept ours non-alcoholic for the kiddos, but feel free to spike yours if you’d like. You can find a great list of vegan alcohols here. Enjoy!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Leave a comment below or snap a pic and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see it!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup optional depending on desired sweetness
- 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds skip if you like a thinner nog
- rum or bourbon if desired
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Serve dusted with additional nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired.