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