The BEST Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe

An easy, five-minute recipe featuring all of the festive flavors of classic eggnog in delicious, creamy, dairy-free oat milk. A healthier take on a typically indulgent treat!

This Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe uses oat milk as its base and is the perfect lightened up treat for the holidays!

If you’re a fan of eggnog but not all of the calories that come with it, this Dairy-Free Eggnog is going to change. your. life.

Let me introduce you to my new best friend…

First, please tell me you’ve tried my new favorite milk alternative, oat milk. I’m the last person to ever be “dairy-free” (cheese and I are bosom buddies) but I’m also not one to shy away from other delicious milk options. Sure, almond milk is a classic go-to, but if you’ve never experienced the thick creaminess of oat milk, now is the time!

This Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe uses oat milk as its base and is the perfect lightened up treat for the holidays!

How to Make Dairy-Free Eggnog

And when we’re making The BEST Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe, we want it to be just as thick and creamy as the original. Am I right? Well, I’m happy to report that this recipe will give you just that, plus tons of great flavor from a myriad of spices and even a little rum extract (and, if you like your eggnog spiked, feel free to use the real deal!)

The other great thing about this eggnog recipe? It comes together in wayyyy less time than traditional homemade eggnog. We’re talking throw-everything-in-a-blender-and-it’s-ready-in-5-minutes easy. Because who wants to wait hours to enjoy a delicious glass of frothy eggnog? Or perhaps an oat milk version of this Spiked Almond Milk Eggnog Hot Chocolate?

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure looking forward to having this recipe on hand over the next few weeks. It will sure be nice to have a lighter, healthier alternative to enjoy among all of the other cookies, cocktails, sweets and treats!

This Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe uses oat milk as its base and is the perfect lightened up treat for the holidays!

Do you have a favorite lightened-up holiday recipe? If so, tell me about it in the comments below!

3 from 2 votes
This Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe uses oat milk as its base and is the perfect lightened up treat for the holidays!
The BEST Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

An easy, five-minute recipe featuring all of the festive flavors of classic eggnog in delicious, creamy, dairy-free oat milk. A healthier take on a typically indulgent treat!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, dessert, drinks, eggnog, holiday, oat milk, rum
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 144 kcal
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
  • 4 cups oat milk I prefer Oatly brand
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Couple of handfuls of ice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until mixture is frothy but there are still some little chunks of ice left. 

  2. Pour into four glasses and sprinkle additional ground nutmeg over top of each one. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
The BEST Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 492IU10%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

9 thoughts on “The BEST Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe

  1. 1 star
    Made this following the recipe exactly and unfortunately it wasn’t very good. The spices never settle and simply sink to the bottom. I’m also not sure how to thicken the liquid without using xanthan gum because it was still runnier than real eggnog sadly. Oh well, thanks anyhow.

    1. Hi Will – I’m sorry you felt that way! I’ve tried quite a few non-dairy milks with this recipe and the oat milk turns out the creamiest BY FAR. Unfortunately, without the dairy (and the dairy fat, and the eggs) you really won’t get the exact same texture as TRUE eggnog. However, I’ll argue that the flavors of this recipe are pretty spot-on and a great substitute for someone who isn’t able to consume eggs or cream. Perhaps you could blend in some non-dairy vanilla ice cream to make it “creamier”? Best of luck on your non-dairy eggnog ventures, and if you happen to be able to consume dairy I do have a TRUE eggnog recipe (from scratch) here on the blog that you might try for the creamier flavor. Happy holidays!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a huge Eggnog fan and this is the best non-dairy option I’ve tried BY FAR. It was a huge hit at the small holiday party I just hosted… I was hoping to go back for seconds but it was all gone! I will definitely be making this again and again over the holiday season!

  3. Hey dude, Im absolutely loving the posts on your site. They are structured well, easy to read and understand, regardless of English being my third language. Cheers.

  4. Where on earth are you coming up with 356 calories PER SERVING? If a cup of oat milk typically has from 80-120 calories, that sounds to me like the calorie count for the entire recipe, not for 1 serving.

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