Vegan Eggnog Pudding + 26 Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Dairy-Free Holidays


Over the weekend, we wrapped up the #DairyFreeHolidays Instagram Contest, hosted by Go Dairy Free and sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free, and I was in awe of the many sweet, festive beverages and desserts that were shared. We dairy-free people certainly don’t go without! I was also inspired to try something a little new, like this vegan eggnog pudding recipe.

Easy Vegan Eggnog Pudding Recipe (a dessert with a whipped cream-like finish!) + 26 Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Dairy-Free Holidays

Indeed there are no eggs in this delight (recipe below!), and most of the goodies you shared via the contest were vegan, too! I wish that I had time to post everything from that event, but with around 450 posts, it could take quite some time. So today I’m going to share three awesome things …

Final Winner List: #DairyFreeHolidays Instagram Contest

Feel free to comment below if you are a winner and you haven’t reached out to me yet!

26 Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Dairy-Free Holidays

These are just a few highlights of wonderful dairy-free recipes and quick ideas from the event! You can see all via the #DairyFreeHolidays hashtag on Instagram.

Dozens of Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Dairy-Free Holidays including a Vegan Eggnog Pudding Recipe!

From top left (going across by row:

  1. Gluten Free French Toast Overnight Nog Casserole from gfJules
  2. Non-Dairy Mocha Pudding from foodfashionandfun
  3. Creamy Dairy-Free Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries from prettybeeblog
  4. Hippy Hemp Date Hot (or Cold) Chocolate from feastingonfruit
  5. GF Gingerbread Cookies Formed in a Mini Muffin Tin and Topped with CocoWhip from celiacandthebeast
  6. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with Prep Instructions (big photo) from so_delicious
  7. Matcha Latte made with Almond Milk from jessicabeacom.dietitian
  8. Homemade Peppermint Patties from godairyfree
  9. White Chocolate Nog Fudge from makingitmilkfree
  10. Healthy Paleo “Grinch” Cheesecake from whatrunslori
  11. So Delicious Peppermint Stars Bars pic from idreamofjenn2
  12. Spiked Dairy-Free Nog with Fresh Nutmeg from reciperenovator
  13. Frosted Molasses Cookies from prettybeeblog
  14. Chocolate Coconut Truffles from kimlivlife
  15. Toasty Graham Latte with Cinnamon Whip from spabettie
  16. Maple Buttery Pecan Mylkshake from godairyfree
  17. Mini Pie Trifecta from so_delicious
  18. Enjoying Hot Chocolate Mint Coconut Milk with CocoWhip from peace_lovelive
  19. Dark Chocolate Coconut Bark from so_delicious
  20. Cereal and Vegan Nog from bittersweet
  21. Dairy-Free Chocolate Cream Pie from gfJules
  22. Dessert Pizza Roll-Ups from tracybnutrimom
  23. Holiday Detox Cacao Seed Shake from jamie_jetaime
  24. Lemon Blender Pie from lexieskitchen
  25. Two-Bite Healthy Vegan S’mores from rickiheller
  26. Chocolate Caramel Frozen Cupcakes from wendypolisi

and finally, that vegan eggnog pudding recipe

Easy Vegan Eggnog Pudding Recipe (a dessert with a whipped cream-like finish!) + 26 Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Dairy-Free Holidays

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Eggnog Pudding

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

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Easy Vegan Eggnog Pudding
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This is a dessert-like, soft pudding with a whipped cream-like finish. Please note that the prep time does not include chilling.
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  1. Place 1½ cups of the nog and the salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ½ cup nog and cornstarch until smooth.
  3. When the mixture in the saucepan just begins to steam, whisk in the cornstarch mixture.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to thicken and barely reaches a boil, just a few minutes. Immediately reduce heat to very low and whisk as it cooks for 4 to 5 minutes, it should be relatively thick.
  5. Remove from the heat, whisk in the coconut oil (or buttery spread) and let cool 5 minutes.
  6. Pour into a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap touching the pudding. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  7. Fold in the whip, cover, and chill for another hour, or until ready to serve. Sprinkle each serving with a little nutmeg or cinnamon.
  8. Whisk altogether until smooth. Bring to a simmer over med heat, let thicken as you whisk for about 3 minutes. Should thicken to a very thick sauce-like consistency, not quite pudding.Remove from heat, stir in:
  9. ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  10. Let cool 5 min.
  11. Pour into a container and cover w/ plastic wrap. Let cool in refrigerator 2 hours.
  12. Fold in ½ to ⅔ cup cocowhip. Return to fridge and chill until set.
Vegan Eggnog Pudding Recipe - dairy-free, rich and oh-so creamy!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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.


  1. Do you have any recipes for making our own Vegan Eggnog and Vegan Whip?

    This pudding recipe looks delicious and I really want to try it. But my local stores don’t sell these ingredients.

    • I don’t know why, but every time I saw that cheesecake it reminded me of the grinch (my favorite holiday movie)! I think the chocolate reminded me of the dark lines on his face 🙂

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