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Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: Look at What’s Available!

Posted on by Anthony Fleming in Nutrition Headlines, Trending This Week with 4 Comments

Did you know that there are almost more brands of vegan “eggnog” on the market than dairy-filled ones? How cool is that? In stores like Whole Foods, dairy-free holiday beverages actually dominate the shelves, but have no fear, you can find many of these delights at “regular” grocery stores, too. The shelf-stable ones (which I will note) can even be purchased online in some cases.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: A Big Round-Up of Vegan Nog, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Mint Drinks

Unfortunately for eggnog traditionalists and lactose intolerant dairy-free consumers who are not vegan, the market currently lacks “just” dairy-free holiday beverages (I haven’t found any as of yet, anyway). In other words, all of the dairy-free “eggnogs” are also egg-free and vegan. This doesn’t make them any less delicious, but it does put them an extra degree of separation away from the traditional.

The creamy dairy-free holiday beverages don’t stop at [not-so-traditional] eggnog either. I’ve included some other seasonal sips below that you might enjoy, too.

So Delicious Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages

Perhaps the richest in the bunch, the Nog, Mint Chocolate, and Pumpkin Spice flavors have received high marks from all of my tasting friends. And the shelf-stable packaging is new! It may still be sold in the refrigerated section in some stores, but don’t be fooled – it will keep in your pantry until opened or expired. Read our Full Review of So Delicious Dairy Free Holiday Beverages.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - So Delicious Nog, Mint Chocolate, and Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk

Silk Holiday Nog

Silk used to offer Nog, Pumpkin Spice and Mint Chocolate varieties, but they have scaled back to focus on their popular Holiday Nog. For more details and tasting notes, Read our Full Review of Silk Holiday Nog.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Soymilk
  • Availability: U.S. (I don’t think it is in Canada)
  • Info: www.silk.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: Silk Holiday Nog

Vitasoy Organic Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages

I believe this elusive brand, including Holly Nog and Mint Chocolate is more readily available in Canada, but here in the U.S., I find the sightings rare. I did see the Holly Nog on shelves in 2013, so I assume it is still popping up each season.

  • Packaging: Shelf-Stable
  • Base: Soymilk
  • Availability: U.S. and Canada
  • Infowww.vitasoy-usa.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: Vitasoy Vegan Holly Nog and Mint Chocolate

Dream Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages (+ Westsoy)

More on the light and refreshing side, Hain Celestial offers their own line of dairy-free holiday beverages in Rice Dream Nog, Westsoy Chocolate Peppermint Stick, and Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice. Read our Full Review of Dream Holiday Beverages.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - Rice Dream Nog, Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice, Westsoy Chocolate Peppermint Stick

Califia Farms Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages

This tricky almond milk company (keep an eye out, some of their “protein” products aren’t so “pure”, they contain dairy), offers a dairy-free Holiday Nog, but they buck tradition with their unique Pumpkin Spice Latte almond milk. Read our Full Review of Califia Farms Holiday Nog.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - Califia Farms Holiday Nog and Pumpkin Spice Latte

Prefer Homemade Nog?

Enjoy our Coco-Nog recipe (pictured below) in Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook!

Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free Coco Nog from Go Dairy Free

Did I miss any brands from the U.S., Canada, Europe, or Australia? send me an email!

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  1. Vegan Peppermint Nog Recipe | Apron StringsDecember 21, 2012 at 1:52 pmReply

    […] that I have found a vegan nog that is festive and yummy and  obviously egg-less. You can also buy vegan nogs (here’s a review of dairy free nogs) these days – Silk makes a pretty decent one if you want to save time and […]

  2. Stephanie JensenDecember 19, 2014 at 9:24 pmReply

    I need to agree with you about the holiday nog, and I should add other treats. While there is a lot that I can’t eat because of my discovered allergy, there is so much more that I can eat. My husband found the soy nog for me last year. It was soon after the allergy diagnosis. He found it at King Soopers (a Kroger store). I found the So Delicious Chocolate Mint soon after that. I have found most of the others this year. I get them when I can. I don’t mind that they don’t have egg.

    • Alisa FlemingDecember 21, 2014 at 8:22 pmReply

      They are tasty aren’t they Stephanie. With the new So Delicious shelf-stable packaging (and Dream brand is shelf stable, too) you can even stock up for some post-holiday enjoyment :)

  3. Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast | Recipes | Simply Gluten FreeDecember 20, 2014 at 5:59 amReply

    […] cubes. Need to make this dairy free? Substitute the butter for a dairy free butter alternative and check out all of these options for prepared dairy free egg nog. And as always, I use cage free, pastured eggs (I prefer Nature’s Yoke). I always use kosher […]

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