After seven years of being gluten-free, one gets pretty used to not eating all of the typical holiday treats. However, some of the dishes are harder than others to let go of. So, my mom and I have been testing recipes and coming up with holiday favorites that are must-haves, including The Easiest Paleo Eggnog Recipe for the Holidays! Yum, Yum, Yum.
My mom came over to do some holiday baking with me and the kiddos. She brought a new recipe for Eggnog Cookies that she wanted to try out. So, we needed a dairy-free eggnog recipe…
So, I hopped on Pinterest and found a paleo eggnog recipe. After mixing up the paleo eggnog, I realized it still wasn’t quite what we expected eggnog to taste like, so I figured I would do a few additions. We were amazed by this delicious and easy Paleo Eggnog in the end!!!
And it is so easy… How rewarding!
How to make paelo eggnog
Start by whisking the eggs, egg yolks and maple syrup on low heat in a medium saucepan. Slowly, you will add in the almond milk while continually whisking to combine completely.
At this point, you will keep whisking continually. This way, the eggs will not burn and turn into scrambled eggs on the bottom of your pan. 😆
Next, you will add in the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. You will continually whisk the eggnog until the mixture thickens. This is usually about 20 minutes. So, you can think of it as a Christmas exercise to get physically fit before your guests arrive as well!
Once the eggnog is thickened, you can pour your holiday beverage into a container and let it cool down. Lastly, you can enjoy or store in the fridge!
Your fancy Paleo Eggnog will last in the refrigerator for up to four days. You will want to shake before serving after it has been refrigerated.
Now say, “Ta-da!” ♡
Easy Paleo Eggnog
- In a medium saucepan, combine the eggs, egg yolks, and maple syrup on low heat. Slowly whisk in the almond milk to completely combine. Whisk continually.
- Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Continue whisking until it thickens. (usually about 20 minutes – exercise those arms!)
- Once thick, pour into a container and let cool at room temperature. Then refrigerate or serve!
- Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Stir or shake before serving.
The Paleo Eggnog is rich and “creamy” you would never detect it is dairy-free! The eggs and almond milk pair so well together, just like milk and eggs.
My dairy eating husband and dad gave it a taste test and both said that they enjoyed it more than real eggnog! And my mom said that it was yummier than coffee…. SAY WHAT?! #illtakethatcompliment
So, I’m pretty pumped about this Paleo Eggnog recipe!
More Recipes you may enjoy
If you’re a chocolate person like me, that is one thing that is hard to give up! Check out my Paleo Chocolate recipe here. Another holiday favorite is this Gluten and Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes and Ham!
Paleo Eggnog for Christmas Entertaining
It’s really hard to go to holiday parties when you have food sensitivities. Seems like there’s one thing that you can usually eat: fruit. However, with this Easy Paleo Eggnog Recipe, you can surprise your guests with food sensitivities!
Better yet, surprise other guests since they won’t know the difference!! Helping them eat healthier can be your little secret.
Easy Paleo Eggnog Recipe for the Holidays
Finally, grab your cup and enjoy some Christmas music! Invite over some friends and have yourself a delightful, dairy-free holiday party. You and your guests will also find that it is shockingly better than store-bought. ♡