This Coconut Bourbon Eggnog is a twist on an old favorite – plus, it’s vegan! With a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, this drink is perfect for the holiday season. You can prepare this tasty vegan eggnog in just 15 minutes!
If you’re a fan of eggnog, this drink is for you! Creamy and sweet with an added bite from the bourbon, and best of all, this homemade eggnog is totally vegan. The coconut milk and cream give it a mild but nutty undertone, and warm spices tie everything together.
Why You’ll Love Coconut Bourbon Eggnog
Perfect to serve during the holidays or any time in the winter, you’ll love this unique twist on the classic drink.
You can enjoy Coconut Bourbon Eggnog warm or cold, and with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top this drink becomes a treat that warms you from the inside out.
Another great seasonal beverage is the Butterscotch Schnapps Apple Cocktail, perfect for autumn and so tasty!
What is Vegan Eggnog Made Of?
- coconut milk – a mildly sweet dairy substitute that serves as the base for this vegan eggnog.
- coconut cream – adds extra coconut flavor and texture.
- raw cashews – when blended, cashews become creamy and thicken up your drink.
- granulated sugar – for added sweetness.
- vanilla extract – helps tie together the flavors.
- cinnamon – provides a warm flavor, a popular addition to eggnog.
- nutmeg – pairs well with the cinnamon.
- bourbon – gives your homemade eggnog a bit of extra flavor with its notes of vanilla and caramel.
How to Make Vegan Eggnog with Bourbon
- Add coconut milk, coconut cream, cashews, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Bring a medium size pot to medium heat and add the blended ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
- Make sure to keep whisking, so it doesn’t get lumpy. Cook for about 10 minutes. Set aside and let cool off.
- Once cooled off, blend again and then pour through a strainer, to remove all lumps.
- Add your bourbon.
Bourbon Eggnog FAQ’s
What is the desired eggnog bourbon ratio?
There is about one part bourbon to every four parts eggnog in this recipe, but you can add more or less depending on your preferences and how strong you want your drink to be.
You may want to try the suggested eggnog and bourbon ratio of 1 – 4 first to see if you want to make any adjustments.
Is rum or bourbon better for eggnog?
In terms of preserving the eggnog’s flavor, rum is the more classic option, but bourbon is great when you want your drink to be a bit boozier.
What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey?
There technically is no difference, as bourbon is a type of whiskey. Whiskey is a spirit made from corn and rye and aged in wooden barrels, but bourbon specifically distills from at least 51% corn and has to be aged in oak-charred barrels.
In other words, all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
Popular Variations and Substitutions
- Rum, brandy, and cognac are other great options to use for the alcohol component of this drink.
- Allspice and cloves can also be added to your vegan eggnog in order to enhance the flavor.
- Feel free to omit the bourbon if you want an alcohol-free version of this drink.
What to Serve with Homemade Eggnog
- Baked Camembert with Walnuts and Honey – This hearty and elegant appetizer combines the best of sweet and salty and pairs perfectly with a wintry holiday cocktail.
- Peppermint White Russian – If you’re looking for another kind of drink to pair with your vegan eggnog, this minty take on the classic White Russian is a fantastic option!
- Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread – So savory and comforting, this garlic bread makes for the best sharing appetizer and is the ultimate crowd pleaser!
Homemade Vegan Eggnog Recipe
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- Put all the ingredients, except the bourbon, into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Put the blended ingredients into a medium size pot.
- Set on the stove on medium heat.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low.
- Cook for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the stove and let cool off.
- Once cooled off, blend again and then pour through a strainer into a glass.
- Add bourbon and serve cold.
- Sprinkle spice on top for garnish.
- When bringing to a boil, whisk often to prevent lumps forming.
- Straining is optional, but it will work to remove any lumps in the mixture.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1776Total Fat: 111gSaturated Fat: 90gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 166gFiber: 2gSugar: 144gProtein: 15g