The Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe You Never Knew You Needed

The Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe You Never Knew You Needed
Dillon Burke
Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

It’s no small secret that eggnog is delicious, but it’s also incredibly rich and filling, rendering it nearly impossible to drink while inhaling a tray of holiday desserts (we all have our limits). If you want a slightly healthier—and equally satisfying—alternative to the traditional recipe, then you’ve come to the right place. We tapped chef Michael Trevino of By Chloe, New York City's go-to spot for vegan comfort food, for his creative riff on the classic, which incorporates both almond milk and cashew milk. “The combination still has the rich texture you expect, and the flavor will satisfy anyone’s craving,” he said.

See for yourself with the recipe below.



  • 16 ounces almond milk
  • 16 ounces cashew milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ounce rum
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

How to Make It

1. Combine almond milk, cashew milk, turmeric, sea salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a quart container.

2. Seal quart and shake very well.

3. In a rocks glass, add 1 oz. rum over ice and then pour in 8 oz. of mixture and stir well.

4. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and serve with a cocktail straw, if desired.