Yes, you’re right.

It sounds so wrong.

How can it be ‘eggnog’ if it doesn’t have any eggs in it?

If it truly bothers you, then perhaps you can just call it ‘nog’. Or ‘Grog’. Or ‘That really good drink that reminds me of eggnog, yet doesn’t have any eggs in it, so we don’t call it eggnog.’

Well, whatever you call it, it’s the perfect substitute for your childhood favorite Fall and holiday beverage.

And it’s so easy, you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised!

Above photo shamelessly stolen from the Worldwide Web.

Eggless, Dairy Free Eggnog

  • 1 (3.4 oz) pkg french vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 gallon Silk Almond Milk (I use Original Unsweetened) or your choice milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups cold milk & pudding mix until smooth.

Add in vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg. Scrape the bowl to make sure all ingredients are added & mixed thoroughly.

Slowly stir in remaining milk, then transfer eggnog to an air tight container and refrigerate for 30 minutes. It will thicken slightly. Stir before serving.

Serve hot or cold.

NOTE: For those who prefer a thicker drink, increase instant pudding mix to 2 boxes.
Also, I have been assured by the folks over at JELLO brand that their pudding mixes are gluten, soy and dairy free. It is always wise to read the label, though, because ingredients do change from time to time.

Happy Sipping!