Dairy-Free Holiday Beverages: All the Vegan Nogs & Much More!

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Updated for 2020! 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!

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

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)

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, we’re still waiting to see what Trader Joe’s releases. It looks like they didn’t bring back their Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage, but their Almond Nog and Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage could be on shelves any day now.

  • Packaging: Shelf-Stable (Chocolate Peppermint); Refrigerated (Nog)
  • Base: Almond 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)

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.

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

Earth’s Own Almond Nog

At long last, Earth’s Own has added Nog to their website! For years, they silently slipped their Noel Nog onto Canadian shelves. But last year, they gave it a new look, a new name, and are proudly displaying it.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Almond Milk
  • Availability: Canada
  • Infoearthsown.com

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

Pecan Malk Nog & Maple Pecan Malk

Malk makes a rich, ultra-pure line of nut milks with no binders, fillers, gums or carrageenan! They also sweeten naturally with maple syrup. Each year, they quietly release their Pecan Malk Nog, but you can regularly find their Maple Pecan “Milk” in stores.

  • Packaging: Refrigerated
  • Base: Pecan Milk
  • Availability: U.S. (Whole Foods (Southwest, Rocky Mountain regions) and natural food stores nationwide)
  • Infomalkorganics.com

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

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 just can’t stop creating new flavors! This year, you can choose between Holiday Nog, Mint Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Maple Caramel, Toffee Tidings, and Pumpkin Spice!

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

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!

Downward Facing Dairy-Free Eggnog

Downward Facing Dairy-Free Nog

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48 Comments

  1. I love the Almond Breeze Nog. I’m as happy with it as with dairy egg nog. Hubby and I tried 365 almond nog and neither of us like it. However, to use up the quart, I tried it for making french toast. It makes delicious french toast. So it won’t go to waste.

  2. Dave Shishkoff on

    Heya – please note the Earth’s Own nog is not vegan, as stated on their website the sugar is processed with bone char.

    • Hi Dave, I searched every which way on every Earth’s Own site and online in general, and didn’t find anything that states this. What I did find was this statement, “SoFresh beverages are free of all animal-sourced ingredients.” In fact, this statement was on all of the Earth’s Own products lines and they state that all are vegan. If you can link to where you found this information, please include it here!

  3. I had to check this out and see what was new for this year and giggled at the first line because I saw so many different dairy free nogs already on shelves lately. Even traditional ones on clearance and checked the date again to make sure it’s still October.
    So no more So Delicious Mint Milk? That was a favorite with the girls. We did Calfia and one likes it and one isn’t a fan, I thought it was good.
    I’m a big fan of the Good Karma nog and that will one at the top this year for the added omegas on top of being delicious.
    Oh and that Spiced REBBL is a favorite but so hard to find. I can’t have it right now unfortunately or many of their beverages but can’t wait until I can have all my favs again.

    Thank you for sharing Alisa! Such an informative post and I can’t wait to track a few of these down!

    • Wow, on clearance? Now that IS early! I held out on reposting the update until closer to the end of October because a couple of these brands weren’t hitting shelves until late this month. But some did actually come out in September! Yes, sadly So Delicious and Silk scaled back their flavors over the past few years.

  4. I’ve tried some of these dairy free nogs, but I haven’t tried them all yet! I’m especially excited to find some of the dairy free coffee creamers. Pumpkin Spice is my favorite!

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