Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: All the Vegan Nogs & Seasonal Drinks


Updated for 2021! 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 will actually dominate the shelves. But have no fear, you can find many of these delights at conventional grocers, too. And I’ve confirmed with all of the brands below that these should be popping up for purchase now through the holidays. The shelf-stable ones can also be purchased online in some cases.

The Complete Guide to Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - with vegan, nut-free, and soy-free options too! Store-bought and recipes for nog, eggnog, chocolate peppermint, pumpkin spice, and more!

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages Available in Stores

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 also included other seasonal sips that you might enjoy. And this list has been fully updated – all of these dairy-free holiday beverages are available this season!

Milkadamia Veggnog & White Chocolate Peppermint

This popular milk beverage company has created two firsts this season: a macadamia milk-based vegan eggnog and a dairy-free white chocolate peppermint drink (well, I do have a recipe for this!).

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: Milkadamia Veggnog and White Chocolate Peppermint made with Macadamia Milk

Elmhurst Oat Nog

The first oatmilk nog has landed! It contains just six ingredients, is blended with cashews for creaminess, and is shelf stable, soy you can order online and stock up.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Oat Milk and Cashew Milk
  • Availability: U.S. (not sure on Canada)
  • Info: elmhurst1925.com

Elmhurst Oat Nog Reviews & Info (Vegan & Gluten-Free) - This plant-based, dairy-free, egg-free nog is also made without gums, carrageenan, and oils. It's a clean formula with a blend of purity protocol oats and cashews.

Chobani Oat Nog

Okay, now the second oatmilk nog has landed! Chobani has launched their first dairy-free nog, and unlike Elmhurst, this one is also nut-free.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Oat Milk
  • Availability: U.S. (not sure on Canada)
  • Info: www.chobani.com

Chobani Oat Nog on our List of Vegan and Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages!

Good & Gather Oat Nog

It looks like Oat Nog is officially a trend this year, as Target rolls out the first store brand option.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Oat Milk
  • Availability: U.S.
  • Info: www.target.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - Earth's Own Oat Nog

Earth’s Own Oat Nog

But wait, there’s one more oat nog, and this one’s exclusive to Canada! Unlike their prior almond nog (which won’t be returning this year), the oat version is shelf stable.

  • Packaging: Shelf-Stable
  • Base: Almond Milk
  • Availability: Canada
  • Infoearthsown.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - Earth's Own Oat Nog

Good Karma Holiday Nog & Pumpkin Spice Nog

These vegan nogs are lower in sugar than some other brands, but not light on flavor. They’re  not too rich, and very drinkable, with definite hints of sweet holiday spice. The holiday nog even tastes a touch “eggy” like traditional nog, despite being free of top allergens.

Good Karma Holiday Nogs - dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and vegan

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Nog

Last year, Almond Breeze added Mexican Hot Chocolate to their holiday line-up. It doesn’t look like they’re bringing it back for 2020. Nevertheless, their Classic Almondmilk Nog has returned.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Almond Milk
  • Availability: U.S. (not sure on Canada)
  • Info: www.almondbreeze.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: Almond Breeze Nog pictured

Fronks Vegan Eggnog

This small-batch, rich nog is made with a generous base of nuts, sweetened solely with dates, and simply spiced. It doesn’t contain any other ingredients!

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Almonds and Cashews
  • Availability: Texas
  • Info: freshfronks.com

All the Dairy-Free and Vegan Egg Nogs available

Silk Nog

Silk’s most popular Nog is back! Over the years, Almond Nog and Pumpkin Spice Nog have come and gone, but they’ve kept tradition with their soymilk-based nog.

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

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: Silk Soy Nog pictured

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk Holiday Nog

Perhaps the richest in the bunch, the So Delicious Nog received high marks from all of my tasting friends. (Sorry, the Pumpkin Spice and Mint Chocolate were discontinued). And it’s sold in shelf-stable packaging. These dairy-free holiday beverages might still be found in the refrigerated section in some stores, but don’t be fooled. The packages will keep in your pantry until opened or expired.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - So Delicious Nog (Coconut Milk Based)

Natural by Nature Organic Oat Nog

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Oat Milk
  • Availability: U.S. (primarily sold at Natural Grocers, also sold in Sprouts under their own brand)
  • Info: www.naturalbynaturedairy.com

All the Dairy-Free and Vegan Egg Nogs available

Friendly Farms Almond Nog (ALDI)

Sarah found dairy-free nog at ALDI last year, and it looks like it’s back! It’s fortified, sweetened with cane sugar, and carrageenan-free. It contains almonds, but no other top allergens. However, it is certified kosher-D (see our Understanding Kosher Guide). Here’s what Sarah had to say about it:

Aldi is carrying a seasonal Almond Nog. It’s very smooth and creamy, but not nearly as thick as dairy eggnog. For me this is a plus, but others might want a thicker consistency. I like that it doesn’t weigh you down like traditional eggnog. It is very mildly spiced and has a pretty yellow color. The coloring is provided by fruit juice, but the ingredients don’t specify what type of fruit is used. I think it would make great French toast batter or be a fun addition to coffee.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Almond Milk
  • Availability: U.S. (not sure if it is available at Aldi stores worldwide)
  • Infowww.aldi.us

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

Califia Farms Holiday Nog and Holiday Cold Brew Coffee

This rapidly expanding almond milk company offers a beloved dairy-free Holiday Nog. But they buck tradition with their unique Pumpkin Spice Latte and Peppermint Mocha cold brewed coffee almond milks. Technically, the Peppermint Mocha is available year round, but they still tout it as a seasonal selecton.

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

Trader Joe’s Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages

This year, they’ve gotten oaty at Trader Joe’s! They released a Pumpkin Oat Beverage in fall, and have launched O’Nog for the holidays. We believe it is replacing their Almond Nog below, but don’t yet have a photo.

  • Packaging: Shelf-Stable (Pumpkin); Refrigerated (Nog)
  • Base: Oat Milk
  • Availability: U.S.
  • Info: www.traderjoes.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages (Trader Joe's Nog)

365 Holiday Almond Nog

Look what I spotted at the store! Not satisfied with selling just the nogs listed here, Whole Foods released their own vegan, soy-free version last year. And it’s made a triumphant return.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: A Big Round-Up of Vegan Nog, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Mint Drinks (Whole Foods 365 pictured)

Rebbl Spiced Coconut Milks

They aren’t technically dairy-free holiday beverages. In fact, you can get these flavors year round. But we think the creamy, healthy Ashwagandha Chai Elixir and Vanilla Spice Protein beverages have a festive feel that fits the season.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Coconut Milk
  • Availability: U.S.
  • Inforebbl.co

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

Marin Living Foods Nog

This hand-crafted nog is only available regionally. But we simply had to mention this fresh option for anyone who lives in or may be visiting Northern California.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages including Vegan Nogs and more!

Sammi’s Best Soy Nog

We haven’t sampled this unique holiday beverage, but it has many properties that the others don’t. For one, it is powdered and shelf-stable, so you can mix up a glass whenever you like! It’s lower sugar than most, and is fortified with calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, and more. Like most dairy-free milk beverages, it is made in a shared facility. But dairy cross contamination can be more problematic with powders, and a bigger concern for those with a severe milk allergy.

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages (Sammi's Best Soy Nog pictured - powder)

Dairy-Free Holiday Creamers Available in Stores

There are also a few seasonal dairy-free creamers that you can use to create your own dairy-free holiday beverages.

Nutpods Winter Creamer Collection

Vegan, kosher pareve, Whole30 approved, gluten-free, and no added sugar – yes, really! And this year their holiday flavors include Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint Mocha, and new Holiday Nog!. You can buy all three together in their Winter Collection. You can also see our Nutpods Review for more details.

  • Packaging: Shelf-stable
  • Base: Coconout Cream and Almonds
  • Availability: U.S.  (you can buy it on Amazon!)
  • Info: www.nutpods.com

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - New Nutpods Creamer Winter Collection!

Chobani Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha Oat Creamers

Pumpkin Spice was actually the very first flavor of Chobani’s Oat Creamer. They keep bringing it back, and this year have added Peppermint Mocha for a true coffee house experience.

All the Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages and Creamers for the Season! Pictured: Chobani Vegan Oat Creamers in Seasonal Flavors

Silk Pumpkin Spice & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Almond Creamers

Silk did a revamp of their creamers this year, and added several varieties, including TWO pumpkin spice (one unsweetened) and dark chocolate pepperming.

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

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages Helper - Silk Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Califia Winter & Fall Almondmilk Creamers

They downsized their seasonal creamers a touch, saying goodbye to the Holiday Nog, Mint Cocoa, and Toffee Tidings flavors. But the Dark Chocolate Truffle, Maple Caramel, and Pumpkin Spice are back, and this year they’ve added Peppermint Mocha!

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages Helper - Califia Holiday Creamers

Friendly Farms Pumpkin Spice & Peppermint Mocha AlmondMilk Creamer

This year they have two seasonal varieties made with almond milk!

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Almond Milk
  • Availability: U.S. Aldi stores
  • Info: www.aldi.us

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages - complete round-up of nogs, pumpkin spice drinks, and more! Pictured: Aldi products

Trader Joe’s Cocoa Peppermint Almond Creamer

We’re waiting to see if this creamer returns!

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages Helper - Trader Joe's Peppermint Cocoa Almond Creamer

Dairy-Free Holiday Beverage Recipes (Homemade Nog & More!)

These recipes include vegan options and “just” dairy-free drinks (traditional eggnog with egg), too.

Vegan Pumpkin Soy Nog

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Downward Facing Dairy-Free Nog

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks Copycat!)

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  1. How are the other nogs in comparison to the Almond Breeze Nog? I just purchased this today and I am used to the strong spice taste you get with regular dairy eggnog (Darigold) and this is somewhat lacking, plus the consistency is a little congealed in texture which is a bit off putting. Can you suggest another brand I can try that has a strong nutmeg/cinnamon flavor, but doesn’t has the texture of snot? Thank you!!

    • That sounds horrible! You might want to contact them as that doesn’t sound normal. I haven’t tried the Almond Breeze one myself. I recently tried Good Karma Nog and it had a nice little jolt of holiday spice and I thought a lightly creamy, pleasant texture. Our old standby is still Silk, which is soymilk based. Most people tend to like it.

  2. Hmm, I can’t seem to find the Almond Breeze nog in the Seattle area. Is it an East Coast product or should I keep searching?

    • It’s not in my local stores yet either and I’m in the west, but it is just rolling out. They said it will be available nationwide this year. Maybe in a week or two for those of us in the West!

    • I just bought the Almond Breeze nog today at the QFC next to Bellevue Square Mall. I am sure the other stores have them in stock.

  3. I think a taste test of all of them is in order! I am sooo excited about the WestSoy Chocolate Peppermint Stick. WestSoy soy milk is my absolute fave for a clean plant milk – soybeans and water – can’t beat that! Can’t wait to try this holiday flavor!

  4. Thank you so much for this round up! I always look forward to the time of year when these drinks are available. It looks like there are so many more this year!

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  6. All the above is well and good but absolutely useless for me.
    I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and guess what lactose free eggnog we can get here.
    NONE, Nada, nothing.

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    • Yes, for lactose-free I bet that is a good option! As a heads up to other readers here though, Lactaid is not dairy-free, it’s only suitable for those with just lactose intolerance.

  8. 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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