25 Dairy-Free Holiday Drink Recipes to Make the Season Special


We’ve talked a lot about holiday food, from our Classic Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Menu to our ginormous collection of Dairy-Free Pie Recipes. But what about the drinks? Every year, we like to whip up a special beverage or two, and do a toast to the season. It’s created quite a collection. So I’ve gathered them together into this round up of dairy-free holiday drink recipes. They include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Dairy-Free Holiday Drink Recipes with vegan and alcohol-free options - eggnogs, martinis, lattes, ciders, and more

25 Dairy-Free Holiday Drink Recipes to Make the Season Special

This list includes dairy-free nogs, seasonal lattes, warm ciders, and so much more. Most of these drinks can be made with or without alcohol – it’s your choice!

Downward Facing Dairy-Free Eggnog

This is traditional, from-scratch, eggnog, made with spices, eggs, and coconut milk, instead of dairy. If you need egg-free, don’t worry, we have more nog options in the round up!

Downward Facing Dairy-Free Nog

Dairy-Free Coquito 

It’s a bit like eggnog, only better! This rich, coconut beverage can be made with or without eggs. We chose no eggs, but lots of warm, delicious, creamy flavors.

Dairy-Free Coquito Recipe - "Little Coconut" Holiday Drink from Puerto Rico. Rich, creamy, delicious, and even vegan-friendly.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks Copycat!) (alcohol-free)

This is it. A homemade version of Starbucks’ infamous PSL, made dairy free. The recipe includes an easy pumpkin spice sauce that you can use for other recipes.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (Starbucks Copycat!) - the best homemade version and it's vegan, gluten-free and allergy-friendly

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Nothing says the holidays like ginger beer, cranberry juice … and a splash of vodka!

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe - a delicious cocktail with a festive twist

Tipsy Hot Apple Pie Cider

This sweet, warm beverage is spiked with fresh ginger, cinnamon, sherry, and apple brandy.

Tipsy Hot Apple Pie Cider Recipe: The Ultimate Comfort on a Bustling Winter Day!

Dairy-Free Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (alcohol-free)

This popular beverage includes an easy recipe for peppermint white chocolate syrup. Yes, it’s really dairy-free!

Dairy-Free Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Coffee Recipe with easy vegan white chocolate syrup - a coffeehouse hack to enjoy for the holidays and winter. Also soy-free, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly.

Classic German Glühwein

This hot wine holds a special place in my memories, from the time I spent in Austria. It’s served at ski resorts, Christmas markets, and all the cafes around town during the cold seasons.

Classic German Glühwein Recipe to Warm the Soul this Winter Season - a naturally dairy-free, vegan, allergy-friendly hot mulled wine. Great for holiday parties or a cold weather warmer! Traditional to Austria and Germany

Cranberry Fizz Cocktail

I love the look of this Santa-inspired drink. The “fizz” is from pasteurized egg white, so it’s dairy-free, but not vegan.

The Guide to Dairy-Free Drinks: Beer, Wine and Especially Cocktails! Recipes, tips and more.

Spiced Cider Punch (alcohol-free option)

For a big infusion of flavor, try this delicious punch. It’s made with fresh apple cider, ginger beer, citrus, spices, and more.

Spiced Cider Punch Recipe with Ginger Beer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options)

Almond Joy Martini

If you’re feeling a little nutty, try this rich martini. It’s a sweet, creamy blend of coconut, amaretto, and vodka.

Dairy-Free Almond Joy Martini Recipe for a Sweet, Creamy, Vegan Drink. It's a candy bar-inspired, easy, alcoholic beverage without a drop of milk, cream, or soy

Dairy-Free Gingerbread Latte (Starbucks Copycat!) (alcohol-free)

Our list of dairy-free holiday drink recipes would not be complete without a gingerbread latte! Sarah created this last year, and it has been VERY well received.

Dairy-Free Gingerbread Latte Recipe - Starbucks Copycat that's spot on for the Original! Vegan and Allergy-Friendly Too

Cranberry Pomegranate Celebration Cocktail

This is one of my favorite New Year’s Eve drinks, but it’s equally festive at other holiday gatherings.

Celebrate with this Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktail

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Nog (alcohol-free option)

This is a decadent dessert nog that’s best served cold.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Nog Recipe - rich, creamy, and optionally vegan. Also soy-free and optionally nut-free. Tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!

Swiss Mint Mocha (alcohol-free)

Ah, the simple bliss of chocolate, peppermint, and coffee. For many, this is what the holidays are about.

Dairy-free Swiss Mint Mocha Recipe (easy, vegan and delicious)

Eskimo Kiss (Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider) (alcohol-free)

Take a cranberry break, and make your next cider with pomegranate juice! You can use “fresh squeezed” or bottled.

25 Dairy-Free Holiday Drink Recipes

Wild Blueberry Egg Nog (alcohol-free option)

This is a classic, dairy-free egg nog recipe (with eggs), but I have included a fully-tested egg-free and vegan option. Both are rich, creamy bliss!

Wild Blueberry Egg Nog - dairy-free and deliciously rich. Recipe includes an egg-free and vegan option (fully tested!)

Mulled Cranberry Cider (alcohol-free)

There’s no apple in this brilliant red cider. It’s made with cranberry juice, spices, orange, and honey or agave nectar for sweetness.

Non-Alcoholic Mulled Cranberry Cider Recipe - an alcohol-free, top allergen-free, optionally vegan holiday drink for all to enjoy

Coffee Shop Spanish Latte (alcohol-free)

A Spanish Latte, or Café con Leche, is Spain’s version of strong coffee with hot milk. This recipe kicks things up with a rich chocolate infusion, zesty orange, and warm cinnamon.

Spanish Latte Recipe - A dairy-free riff on Cafe con Leche with a Mexican Mocha twist!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Martini

I made this wonderful martini for Bom Bom, using their amazing creamy dairy-free liqueur. If you can’t find it, Bailey’s Almande might work as a substitute.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe with Creamy Cocktail Option - dairy-free and gluten-free

Butter Pecan Iced Coffee (alcohol-free)

You can actually enjoy this beverage hot or cold. The key is the easy, homemade, buttery pecan creamer that you’ll whip up to make it.

Butter Pecan Dairy-Free Iced Coffee - an amazing, fast, easy, rich, energizing delight that's naturally vegan, gluten-free & soy-free!

Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte (alcohol-free)

This thick, rich latte can be enjoyed with or without coffee.

Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte

Vegan Kahlua Iced Coffee

This is a bit like a White Russian, but with coffee instead of vodka, and it’s dairy free!

Vegan Iced Coffee with a Kahlua Kick (cool, easy dairy-free recipe)

Christmas Cocktail

Otherwise known as a Grasshopper, this minty green drink is definitely perfect for the holiday season.

Creamy Dairy-Free Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe with Minty Mocha Option (also vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly)

Light Vegan Pumpkin Spice Nog (alcohol-free option)

Unlike most nogs, this recipe is light, and downright healthy. But it’s still thick, rich, and flavorful.

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!

Vegan Apple Pie a la Mode Martini

I made this incredible martini for Bom Bom, using their amazing creamy dairy-free hemp liqueur. If you can’t find it, Bailey’s Almande might work as a substitute.

Vegan Apple Pie Martini - a creamy "a la mode" beverage. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free

Crockpot Hot Chocolate (alcohol-free)

We actually have quite a few dairy-free hot chocolate recipes, but this is a great one for gatherings or long days of snow play, since you can keep the slow cooker warm all day.

Dairy-Free Alcohol Guide

Believe it or not, milk can be found in all types of drinks, from hard alcohol to wine to beer. This guide explains what to watch out for if you decide to imbibe.

Dairy-Free Alcohol: A Quick Guide to Wine, Beer and Mixed Beverages

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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