With Thanksgiving just around the corner, grocery stores across the nation are getting busier and busier as shoppers gear up for their seasonal celebration. Though typically associated with Christmas, eggnog is part of the holiday tradition for countless Americans, who wrap up their Thanksgiving celebration with a nod to the festive season – typically, with a glass of eggnog.
The rich, creamy, and frothy spiced dairy beverage (which, as the name implies, once included real, raw eggs) is a favorite in many households throughout the holiday season. However, tradition can – and has been – broken by several brands, which have launched vegan eggnog in order to ensure that no one has to miss out on the festive drink.
8 VEGAN EGGNOGS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON DELICIOUSLY DAIRY-FREE
Dairy-free staple So Delicious is bringing back its signature Holiday Nog this season, featuring sweet coconut milk blended with warming nutmeg.
2. Califia Farms
Califia Farms’ soy-free Holiday Nog is back again! The traditional Christmas drink gets a dairy-free makeover with almond milk instead in a festive red-and-white bottle. “One sip of our Holiday Nog and you’re suddenly singing along to the carols in your head, snuggling closer to your loved ones, and sharing the holiday spirit,” says the brand.
3. Almond Breeze
Almond Breeze will offer two dairy-free eggnog beverages this year. Classic, which sticks to the basics with nutmeg, and Vanilla Chai Spice, which features warming chai spices blended with holiday flavors.
Vegan flax milk brand Good Karma is ideal for those looking for an allergy-friendly alternative to soy, nuts, and coconut. Its Holiday Nog includes notes of cinnamon, cloves, anise, cardamom, and nutmeg while its Pumpkin Spice Nog ups the ante with natural pumpkin flavors. Bonus: Good Karma contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, thanks to flax seeds.
Texas-based organic nondairy milk company Malk is bringing back its Pecan Milk Nog this year. The creamy, festive holiday drink is made from cold-pressed pecans and is free from gums, emulsifiers, refined sugars with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Silk’s creamy soy milk Holiday Nog is back again! This rich, creamy spiced Christmas drink is slightly lower in sugar than some other brands, but just as delicious.
Rice Dream’s creamy Rice Nog is the allergen-friendly answer to those looking for a vegan eggnog that’s free from dairy, soy, nuts, and coconut. This dairy-free holiday drink is light and not too rich or sweet and perfect when served topped with cinnamon.
8. Trader Joe’s Almond Nog
Last year, Trader Joe’s rocked our world with the launch of their own-brand vegan Almond Nog. A Trader Joe’s represented confirmed with LIVEKINDLY that it’ll make its much-anticipated return later this month.