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Dairy-free eggnog

Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Tis the season for an eggnog! But rather than the excessive dairy festival that is conventional eggnog, make up this delicious batch of dairy-free eggnog with coconut milk, eggs, maple syrup and cinnamon.


  • 4 cups canned, full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. In a large pot on medium low, combine milks, almond extract, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean and maple syrup. Don’t let the pot come to a boil.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk four egg yolks until small bubbles appear.
  3. Take a small amount of the hot milk mixture and temper the yolks.
  4. Once the yolks reach the same temperature, add the yolks into the pot with the hot milk mixture.
  5. On medium, allow mixture to come to a slight boil and then stir well and remove from heat.
  6. Allow eggnog to cool before chilling in the fridge.
  7. Let sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes to one hour.
  8. Pour out a serving in a glass and top with some additional nutmeg.
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6 oz (139g)
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 46mg (3% DV)
  • Fat: 26.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.2g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 5.1g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

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