This time of year, I look forward to all the indulgent seasonal drinks from eggnog to mulled cider and many more. I was so excited to find so many vegan eggnog options this year since it is one of my favorite holiday choices. Whether you like your eggnog topped with some whipped coconut milk or spiked with a shot of Jack, these are sure to make your holidays bright!
Silk Nog Original (Soymilk)
This was very reminiscent of how I remember eggnog tasting last season. It was a little bit thinner than the traditional eggnog, but most non-dairy milks are thinner and I have been using non-dairy milk exclusively for so long that I don’t really remember what cow milk tastes like anymore (and why should I?!). The seasoning level is perfect, but you could shave a little extra nutmeg or cinnamon on top when served for an extra kick (or a shot of Jack Daniels for an even bigger kick!). This version has 80 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein per 1/2 cup.
So Delicious Holiday Nog (Coconut Milk)
This was the perfect replica of the traditional eggnog in my opinion. What was lacking in the soymilk version in terms of a thicker texture was met here in the coconut version. I didn’t make any changes to this one at all! It’s sure to satisfy your holiday cravings! Like most coconut milk versions, the calories are a little higher at 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 15 grams of sugar and 0 grams of protein per 1/2 cup.
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage
This is the holiday version of the fall pumpkin spice beverage which I wasn’t crazy about, but I am always willing to try products at Trader Joe’s! Let me preface this review by letting you know that I am not a huge chocolate fan. I tried this product cold and it had the same watery flavor and texture as the fall counterpart. I much prefer the texture that is present in the eggnog options. I do think it would be better heated up and topped with some Trader Joe’s vegan marshmallows or coconut whipped topping (as shown). Then it would be the perfect accompaniment for sitting by a fire watching the snow fall. For the calories, this is the best options with 110 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 17 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein per 1 cup.