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


Updated in 2015! 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’s popular Holiday Nog is back (amazing creamy soymilk base) and this year they’ve added soy-free Almond Nog in Original and Pumpkin Spice! For more details and tasting notes, Read our Full Review of Silk Holiday Nog.

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

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: A Big Round-Up of Vegan Nog, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Mint Drinks (Silk Holiday & Almond Nogs pictured)

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 rapidly expanding almond milk company offers a dairy-free Holiday Nog, but they buck tradition with their unique Pumpkin Spice Latte cold brew coffee almond milk and this year they’ve added a Peppermint Mocha cold brewed coffee almond milk to their line-up of holiday beverages. Read our Full Review of Califia Farms Holiday Nog.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: A Big Round-Up of Vegan Nog, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Mint Drinks (Califia Farms Nog & Holiday Cold Brew Coffees pictured)

Temple Turmeric Holiday Beverages

Though they don’t neatly it into a nog or pumpkin category, I think the new holiday super-spiced, superfood drinks from Temple Turmeric are worth a mention. The Holiday Spiced Lassi Culture Blend is their creamy dairy-free option, spiked with vegan probiotics, while the Pure Fire Cider Super Tonic is a spicy shake-up from your usual sweet cider. Enjoy my Review of Temple Turmeric Creamy Mylk Beverages.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: A Big Round-Up of Vegan Nog, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Mint Drinks (Temple Turmeric Healthy Holiday Spiced Lassi pictured)

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? Comment to Share!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Alisa, I make my own eggnog and when making it for dairy-free friends I can use almond milk or another dairy-free choice. But if I have a guest who is vegan or allergic to eggs, I’ll have to try one of these because I wouldn’t know how to make my eggnog without the eggs. I cook the egg custard base and use an instant-read thermometer to ensure a high enough temperature is reached to eliminate any salmonella danger. I think it has a better texture than recipes made with raw eggs.

    • Thanks for sharing that tip Jean! I don’t typically cook / temper the eggs myself – I will have to try it. I must say that if you are used to traditional egg nog, vegan nog isn’t the same, but still offers the same nog flavor vibe and many of them are quite delicious in their own right. I created a Blueberry Egg Nog recipe a couple of winters ago, making both dairy-free (with egg) and egg-free / vegan versions. The two are notably different (the egg gives it distinct body and richness that is hard to mimic), but still very good. My own little at-home experiment 🙂

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