Raw Egglessnog

by Susan on December 17, 2009

Raw Food Recipe: Eggless NogOur holiday raw food recipe quest continues with dairy free, healthy “eggnog”. Christmas has always been magical for me. Every room of our home was decorated with beautiful garlands and Christmas cheer. My mother turned into the Christmas Angel and our home was stunning with it’s magical transformation. Along with the decorations, came the food and drinks. Tom & Jerry’s (made with vanilla for me), eggnog, dozens of different cookies. Christmas wasn’t just a holiday, it was a month long event.

I have continued this tradition for my family. Boxes of decorations and ornaments make their way out of storage and our home begins it’s own transformation. Pine garlands, lights, and wreaths on every door, inside and out. As the decorating starts, I find myself craving the traditional holiday beverages. But the traditional recipes are not exactly healthy. Milk, cream, sugar and eggs. Sounds divine but not for my heart or my waist. So, with the inspiration from my friend, Joanna from Fresh Blessings, I give you the raw food, healthy version of eggnog. Dairy free, sweetened with dates, a little agave, and loaded with healthy ingredients and nutrients. I have served this to my non-raw friends and they love it. Toast the holidays to health with this wonderful beverage.


  • 1/2 C Almonds
  • 1 Young Coconut (flesh from)
  • 3 Dates
  • 3 T Agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 t Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t Nutmeg
  • 1/2 t Cloves
  • 1 t Rum Extract (not raw but completes the eggnog flavor)
  • 3 C Water

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until very smooth. Strain through nut milk bag. Top with a sprinkle of extra nutmeg. You can serve this warm or cold.

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Diane December 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

this sounds lovely. I’ve never used fresh coconut this way, straining after blending. Do you soak the almonds first?


Susan December 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I always soak my almonds and nuts the minute they come through the door to release the enzyme inhibitors. I usually then dry them and they are ready to go. They only get soaked again if needed for texture, etc. In this recipe, it is your choice. It doesn’t really matter either way for the consistency, but for health reasons you might want to.


VeggieGirl December 17, 2009 at 10:53 am



Gena December 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

Yum! I recently made raw eggnog that turned into a thick sauce by accident. But this looks great.


Lauren December 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

This sounds great! I just made a raw one from VegNews that was a little too watery. I am going to try yours!


Elena Lipson December 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I just added rum extract to my shopping list. This looks amazing 😉


Shannon December 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I can not wait to try this!!!!


Ronn December 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Sounds delicious! If I can’t get a young coconut, could I use dried coconut instead? If so, any idea how much dried coconut would equal the flesh from one young coconut? Thank you!


Susan December 17, 2009 at 8:45 pm

If you reconstitute it it might work but it won’t be the same as fresh. You get about 3/4 cup of flesh out of a young coconut.


Jessica December 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Dear Susan,

I want to thank you so much for what you do here on your website. You have so many beautiful recipes and such amazing information available to anyone and I am so happy I found my way to your website.
All the raw eggnog recipes i have found so far all have banana in it and my boyfriend and I are not fans of that flavor! So I am excited to try out your eggless nog! recipe!!

Oh and I do have a question for you –

I have been asking around if people know any great raw cheese recipes?? My Boyfriend and I are looking for AWESOME raw vegan dairy alternatives. Is there anything you could recommend?

Thank you very much SUSAN!
I so look forward to all your emails and updates!



Susan December 17, 2009 at 8:44 pm

There is a recipe on this site! Check out http://www.rawmazing.com/recipes/raw-vegan-cheese/


Eco Mama December 17, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Bellisimo! Love hearing about your holiday traditions. We’re doing the same thing at our house and take it well into January. This year, with your inspiration, raw cookies have been added to our goodies as well as raw dips and crackers.
Eco Mama


Michal December 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

This looks so yummy!


Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet December 18, 2009 at 1:39 am

This sounds great! I bet that the almonds and the coconut really make this a creamy treat.


El December 18, 2009 at 6:41 am

Sounds delicious! Beautiful dishes too.


deana@lostpastremembered December 18, 2009 at 7:08 am

May I say, I love the picture and the wonderful cup and saucer… really great!


meatlessmama December 19, 2009 at 9:35 am

Just found your site, love it!! I am not raw or vegan, just vegetarian, but I have been longing for an eggnog recipe that is soy-free. Yours looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!


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Goody December 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

you rock lady!

can’t wait to try this!


Sarah Schatz - menu plans for limited diets December 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

This looks amazing, yummy and truly healthy.


Jessica December 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I just made this recipe and OH MY GOD! This is the best raw eggnog I have ever tried/made!! The other recipes I have found and tried all had banana in them and when completed, had a banana flavor to it that stayed with you – did not like that. But THIS! No Bananas anywhere! And it tastes AMAZING! One note is that I was not able to find any rum extract in stores near me so I had to exclude that. I also used only 2-2.5 cups of water to make the taste thicker. YAH BABY!! Thank you Susan! I am so happy you made this available to everyone!!!!
Happy Holidays!!


Barbraw March 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I just made this, having all the ingredients and needing something warm for a cold Ohio winter night. Delicious! I also saved the pulp from straining it and added a spoonful the next couple mornings to my raw oatmeal, and that was also really good!!


Jessie R March 28, 2010 at 11:57 am


Do I need a young coconut or can it be any kind of conconut? I am having a hard time finding yound coconuts.



Nae October 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Where did you get the cup and saucer? Sooooooooooooooooo cute!
I am using this recipe for Christmas but starting in November, WOW!


dawnalee November 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm

New to high raw ratio eating and this will be my first holiday season since upping the ante to >90%. So, I’m wondering, liquor, liquers, etc. are considered not acceptable for the occasional holiday cup of cheer in terms of it gets heated too much? I really don’t know much, well anything, about how spirits are made. I thought they were mashed, strained and fermented kind of like rejuvalac. :)

Any insight is appreciated!


Susan November 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Hard liquor is distilled. Wine is fermented. While I will have an occasional glass of wine, I don’t touch the hard stuff. Personally it seems and feels like poison. But that is just my opinion.


Sophie November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I’m enjoying your beautiful website. Can you recommend a substitution for the coconut flesh? I live in Canada and this ingredient is almost impossible to find in our city (probably easy in Toronto). We sometimes get non ripe or over ripe ones out of their green shell in the grocery but not often and not at all like the fresh ones I’ve tasted abroad. Thanks for the great recipes.


Eva November 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I have not tried this, but will this holiday season – looks yummy, would canned coconut milk work? I have a hard time finding young coconuts where I live.

Also – I love this photo :)


Noelle November 29, 2010 at 11:48 am

This sounds amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!


dawnalee December 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Thanks, Susan. I appreciate the insight.


Joni Emmons September 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

The eggless nog sounds great, can’t wait to try it. I buy Birds Eye fresh frozen Coconut and will try it as I can’t seem to crack the fresh ones and they are hard to find here. (Texas Panhandle) I am fighting stage 4-B Cancer that has spread and your recipes are very helpful. God has the last word in my life and has kept me alive almost two years. All of you who try and eat as God created are blessed.
Thank You Joni


Joanna Rawvelous September 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Looking forward to making this again :) wish you were here to share it with!!!


Louise Piziali December 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

Why wouldn’t you use the water from the young coconut in place of plain water? I know there aren’t three cups of water in a coconut, but I would think you could use whatever coconut water you had and then the balance that was needed with plain water… Right?


Susan December 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

Louise, It has to do with flavor profile. I wanted this to taste more like an egg nog. Too much coconut flavor will make a coconut nog. :-) But you are free to use it if you like. I always just drink any extra coconut water I have.


Cathy December 31, 2011 at 1:52 am

I’m looking forward to making this for New Year’s Eve. I didn’t buy the rum flavoring though because it had too many artificial ingredients and didn’t sound healthy. Do you know of a brand that may be organic?

Thank you!


Maryhellen January 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Thanks so much for your amazing recipes ( I’ve purchased alla your ebooks), i can’t wait to make it… where cani buy organic extract rum? I’ve found an Organic Rum Flavor Extract, is it fine for this recipe?
Thanks again.


Susan January 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I have seen it as organic rum extract powder. You can google that.


Maryhellen January 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Yes , i did but i’ve not found it in powder but only in liquid flavour… please can you tell me where do you buy it? Thanks


Cynthia October 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I was surprised to find eggnog in my local grocery store. It is only the middle of October! The ‘season’ seems to sneak in earlier every year! I am excited to make my own raw ‘nog’ . However I can’t eat coconut anymore as it makes me ill. Do you have any suggestions that I could try? I am going to have so much fun making all of your recipes! Me, the person who does not like cooking!!
Thank you Susan.


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