Vegan Pumpkin Spice Nog: Rich in Flavor, but Low in Guilt


This vegan pumpkin spice nog recipe was shared with us by famed vegan cookbook author Bryanna Clark Grogan. It’s adapted from her classic title, The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookbook.

Bryanna is a master at recreating traditionally dairy-laden recipes as creamy vegan delights. But in this case, she was inspired by an already dairy-free product, Silk’s Pumpkin Spice Soymilk. They no longer sell the pumpkin spice flavor, but you can still enjoy this “guilt-free” homemade version.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Nog Recipe - A light, guilt-free version that's full of flavor

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Nog

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

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This wonderful beverage is festive and rich-tasting, but light enough to enjoy any day. Silken tofu replaces the eggs with a similar rich, smooth finish, and the pumpkin lends a subtle depth and warmth to the flavor. The spices are somewhat subtle, but you can add more to taste, if desired.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: English
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 (12.3-ounce) box extra-firm silken tofu
  • 1½ cups plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • ⅜ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • heaping ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • heaping ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dairy-free creamer or rich milk beverage (like full-fat soymilk or nut milk)
  • ½ cup rum, spiced rum, bourbon, or brandy (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 15 to 18 ice cubes
  • Fresh grated nutmeg and cinnamon sticks, for garnish (optional)
  1. Crumble the tofu into you blender. Add the milk beverage, pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the creamer, alcohol (if using), and vanilla. And the ice cubes, and blend until smooth, frothy, and thickened.
  3. Serve immediately in small glasses or cups. Optionally garnish each serving with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Key Pantry Supplies: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Nog

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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.

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