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Healthy Eggnog!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

No sugar, no dairy, no raw eggs... A healthy alternative to traditional eggnog. Surprisingly, it's really good!

Come July, I’ll still be drinking this sweet Christmas-y shake, because it is that good.

Might need a new song, though.

healthy eggnog protein shake!

Let’s go surfin now, everybody’s learning how, come on and safari with meeeeeee…

Or not.

Maybe I’ll just stick to the Christmas carols in July as well. Yes, drinking homemade eggless eggnog on the beach while singing Christmas carols. I can hardly wait!

healthy eggnog

Healthy Eggnog

(Single-serving and high in protein!)

  • 1 cup milk of choice (240g) (Use a thicker milk for best taste. Silk almondmilk works well. Coconut milk (the full-fat kind that comes in a can) works well too. Or you can do 1/2 milk and 1/2 Silk creamer for a deliciously-rich shake (240g)
  • 1/2 cup Mori-Nu silken-firm tofu (There are a few soy-free substitutions for this recipe. See “nutrition info” link below for all options.) (120g)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (2g) (omit if desired)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp xylitol or sugar (8g)
  • 1 nunaturals stevia packet, or 1 tbsp sugar (or evaporated cane juice, coconut sugar, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each nutmeg and ginger
  • 1/16 tsp (tiny dash) cloves
  • optional: a little rum if desired

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. (I used a Magic Bullet. If you don’t have a blender, perhaps you can use silken tofu and just stir by hand.) Drink cold, or heat if desired. Recipe is single-serving and can be sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, cholesterol-free, low-fat, and gluten-free. And no raw eggs! For troubleshooting, substitutions, and nutrition facts, see link below:

View Healthy Eggnog Nutrition Facts

vegan eggnog

Come on baby, surfin safari…

Question of the Day: Any Oldies music fans out there?

I just read an article on Brian Wilson, so now all the Beach Boys songs are stuck in my head. Not exactly appropriate for December, but it’s been so warm recently that singing Frosty the Snowman doesn’t seem suitable either.

Link of the Day:

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Published on December 6, 2012

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  1. Miss Polkadot says

    Mmmh, that sounds tasty!

    Are you going to post your Mac and Cheese recipe soon? It looked so good in your Thanksgiving post and I’m definitely in the mood for comfort food :).

  2. Rachel says

    I love Oldies – and somehow have the knack for remembering all the words of the songs! Will be good for when I make this delicious Eggnog – I haven’t had eggnog in years, due to all the no-no’s in it for me! Thanks Katie, I have told a ton of people about your blog, and will continue to- THANK YOU from so many people…:)

  3. petrina says

    Just wanted to say that I tried this milkshake the other day and was a little skeptical about it tasting like eggnog, but it really does! I love putting tofu in my shakes now, it makes them so creamy and thick. I also tried the chocolate one, delicious! Thanks for the great recipes and keep them coming!

  4. Andrea says

    Oh wow, Katie! I am so glad I found the MoriNu tofu! Living in such a small northern town, it took me awhile to track some down. I had tried the regular refrigerated tofu in other recipes like this and it just turns out awful. With the MoriNu, this is a wonderful drink! I still can’t convince my husband to try it (he is very anti-tofu), but I guess that just means more for me!

  5. Amber says

    Has anyone tried using this as the base in Katie’s Pumpkin Baked French Toast? I am thinking of doubling the eggnog recipe and using it instead of the pumpkin mixture for Christmas morning, but wondered if anyone else had tried and had any recommendations?

    • Amber says

      Just in case anyone is interested, I did use the eggnog for Christmas morning and it turned out great! I tripled the eggnog recipe, used the bread from the pumpkin french toast (added an extra handful just because) and poured eggnog on top until it was covered. I drank the rest of the eggnog, and then baked the french toast the next morning for the time called for!

  6. Colette says

    This recipe looks like my new best friend. I’m an egg nog addict and I normally try to stay away, but this means I don’t have to. Now I just need to get myself some tofu…

  7. Carole says

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about shakes and smoothies. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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  9. April B says

    Seeing a lot of eggnog in stores lately & I remembered this recipe. It is fantastic!!!! Looks like I won’t be buying anymore eggnog, just stocking up on tofu!!!

  10. courtney says

    I am a diabetic, and miss this drink so much around the holidays. I think I might just whip up a batch of this for the season! Is this store-able in the fridge if we don’t want the whole recipe in one shot?

  11. Esther says

    I made this today, and my family loved it! My brother, who is allergic to eggs and dairy, was also able to have it. I omitted cloves, as we didn’t have any, and I used refrigerated silken tofu. Five stars!! My Dad said it’s the best eggnog he’s ever had and he wants to take it to parties!

  12. raquel says

    i was just doing the points and I noticed that the eggnog is actually 4 points not 2 but god its soooo good. I will be making it again thank you for the recipe

  13. valerie says

    Wow Katie! I was blown away about how good your eggnog tastes! To be honest I was skeptical but feeling rather adventurous, I mixed it up in my nutri bullet. I used coconut sugar and nunatural stevia. It is so yummy. Great job! Now I know what my fave Christmas drink will be, with a bit o rum to celebrate Christ’s birth 🙂 !

  14. Amelia says

    I’ve always been a little afraid to try your recipes with tofu cause I thought they’d taste funny. But I gave this one a whirl and WOW it’s amazing!! It tastes literally just like eggnog, I can’t believe it! Now I’m adding all your other tofu recipes to my must-make-immediately list (first up: chocolate pie!)
    Thanks Katie, you rock!

  15. Katie says

    OH MY GOSH, I LOVE the Beach Boys!!! I have all their songs memorized! I’m only 16- hah, *dork* So much for “Oldies” music! (What can I say? I have great taste!) =
    And I love eggnog too- you are the best, Katie!!!

  16. Jane says

    Finally a healthier version of an eggnog. I’ll be making this for the Christmas season. I was tired of making with the usual recipe. Thank you for sharing this.



  17. Juliana says

    Thanks for the recipe as always! It was nice and creamy though I wanted a little more flavor (since I didn’t have any rum to add). Added a tiny bit of molasses which worked great 🙂



  18. Laura says

    Wow! Yet again, another amazing recipe Katie! Now I can drink eggnog every day from now until New Year’s without feeling guilty about it. Thanks!

  19. Diana says

    I made a few slight changes to the recipe. The end result was delicious! I did not use the full amount of salt or cloves, but I did use the full amount of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. I used unsweetened vanilla cashew milk for my milk of choice and only 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract. I did include the lemon (I used slightly under 1/2 tsp of fresh lemon juice and had no weird lemon taste at all) but did not include any rum. I used 1 and a half packets of Truvia as my only sweetener. I absolutely loved the taste. I think I still prefer Silk Nog, but this is definitely something I would make again. It would be nice if it were a bit thicker. Maybe adding a little extra tofu or using pea milk or full fat coconut milk would give it the texture I prefer. Another faux eggnog recipe I’ve made in the past used a small portion of an instant pudding packet as a thickener, which could also potentially help. Even as it is, though, it is a great holiday (and apparently, 4th of July) drink!

  20. Amy Green says

    Tried this and my mom and I both liked it (we are huge eggnog fans) but felt that it tasted more like pumpkin spice – still good though! I think that might be because I use Penzey’s spices which have a much stronger flavor, and even though I reduced the amount I used, it was probably still too spicy! Also I didn’t have any rum; will definitely add next time. Or do you think rum extract would work well?

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