10 Irresistible Vegan Eggnog-Spiced Recipes (Plus Bonus Nog Recipes)

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate with family, friends, and food. One beverage is ubiquitous with the holiday season: eggnog, which is perfect because December is also National Eggnog Month, an entire month dedicated to the creamy, frothy treat.

Eggnog — otherwise known as milk punch — is generally made with ingredients like milk, sugar, cream, and whipped egg whites and served either warmed or chilled. Vegan eggnog uses non-dairy ingredients to create the same flavors and textures.

There are lots of recipes out there for the perfect vegan eggnog, so I’m going to focus on the flavor of eggnog instead. These recipes feature all the tasty nuances of eggnog, but in cakes, cookies, and more.

10 Vegan Eggnog-Spiced Recipes

Are you craving eggnog now? Perfect! I found ten irresistible vegan eggnog-spiced recipes that are sure to please.

Vegan Eggnog Iced Sugar Cookies from Vegan Guide to the Galaxy - Care2

Fluffy Frosted Eggnog Sugar Cookies / Photo: Vegan Guide to the Galaxy

Fluffy Eggnog Sugar Cookies

These fluffy soft sugar cookies are Christmas take on the bakery classic, infused with eggnog and topped with a dusting of nutmeg. Briggitte promises that these cookies are easy to make and come out perfect every time, even if you aren’t a seasoned baker.

Eggnog Truffles from Fragrant Vanilla Cake - Care2

Eggnog Truffles / Photo: Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Eggnog Truffles

Filled with creamy, dreamy eggnog and a hint of bourbon (which you can leave out for a non-alcoholic version), these truffles feature a rich, dark chocolate coating. They make a decadent treat that is perfect for the holiday season.

White Chocolate Vegan Eggnog Truffles from Blissful Basil - Care2

White Chocolate Eggnog Truffles / Photo: Blissful Basil

White Chocolate Eggnog Truffles

Two truffle recipes in one article? Yes, mainly because these truffles are so pretty and filled with flavors of the holiday. The crisp white chocolate covers a creamy, whipped eggnog buttercream center with hints of nutmeg, vanilla, and kala namak (black salt) for an eggy flavor.

Vegan Eggnog Pound Cake from Vegan Richa - Care2

Eggnog Pound Cake / Photo: Vegan Richa

Eggnog Pound Cake

I love pound cake, and this one hits all the right notes for me. It’s a soft, dense cake filled with nutmeg, cloves, nog spices, and an eggy flavor from the chickpea flour custard (which tastes better than it may sound). This cake doesn’t need premade vegan eggnog either, but adding it can add a deeper eggnog flavor.

Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies from My Darling Vegan - Care2

Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies / Photo: My Darling Vegan

Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

If your family is anything like mine, thumbprint cookies always make an appearance during the holidays. But the thumbprint cookies of my childhood were nothing like these spicy, buttery shortbread cookies. Instead of jam, these cookies feature a vegan eggnog cheesecake topped with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s like the thumbprint cookies you know and love, grown up and decked out for the holidays.

More eggnog-spiced recipes to try:

Bonus! Vegan Eggnog Recipes

Vegan Eggnog from Unconventional Baker - Care2

Simple Vegan Eggnog / Photo: Unconventional Baker

Originally, I hadn’t planned on featuring any vegan eggnog recipes because I wanted to focus on eggnog-spiced ones only. But since some of the recipes call for eggnog, I thought it would be helpful to include a few recipes to make at home.

Also, I included a recipe or two for eggnog-spiced drinks because, well, delicious.

Recipes to try:

Now it’s your turn to share! Tell me about your favorite eggnog-spiced foods in the comments!

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Caitlin L
Caitlin L2 months ago

thank you for this

Tabot T
Tabot T2 months ago

Thank you for sharing!

Martin H
Martin H3 months ago

"...even if you aren't a seasoned baker." - I'm not a seasoned baker. So tell me again how much cayenne pepper do I add to the pound cake?!

Greta L
Greta L3 months ago

Thank you

Shae L
Shae Lee3 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Mely L
Mely Lu3 months ago

Not vegan but these are great alternatives for the holiday season. I might try some of it. Thank you for sharing.

Carole R
Carole R3 months ago

I don't like egg-nog but these look good.

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