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!
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, which helps to gauge how long you need to simmer.
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
2 cups almond milk
3 egg whites
⅓ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
I can’t wait for you to sip on this dairy free eggnog!
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!