It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s that time when I start speaking mostly in Christmas Vacation quotes.  Seriously, it’s my favorite movie.  (A close second is A Christmas Story.)  I look forward to watching it a few times every year and dying from laughter.  To be quite honest, that movie was kind of a test for my boyfriend (now husband).  Being the foreigner that he is (Bavarian, born and raised), he hadn’t seen Christmas Vacation. Tragic, I know.  We watched it together a couple months after we started dating, and he laughed a pretty respectable amount of times.  That’s when I knew it was true love.

Isn’t that just so romantic?


Well, there are a lot of things that remind me of that movie, but I do have to say that eggnog always brings up scenes involving cousin Eddie. He’s my favorite. Bless him.

While I do have dairy on occasion, it’s not always my bestest friend.  It was about time I came up with a dairy-free eggnog to enjoy for the holidays!  The eggnog base is amazing on its own and even in coffee!  The party drink contains rum, although for the little party animals in your life, you’ll be leaving that out.  The rum I used is from one of our local distilleries in Snohomish, Skip Rock Distillers.  They’re doing an amazing job over there and I love keepin’ it local!

I wan’t to hear from you!  What are your favorite Christmas movies?

Special PSA: This is not a sugar free drink!  It is very much a treat!  It does not, however, contain white sugar or high fructose corn syrup, so I’m still calling it a win.

Dairy-Free Eggnog

Course: Drinks
Author: Suzie Bauer


  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Whole Cloves
  • 1 pinch Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Grated Nutmeg

Party Drink

  • 4 oz Eggnog
  • 1 oz Rum (leave this out for the kiddos
  • 2 oz Sparkling Water


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and coconut sugar.
  • Transfer egg and sugar mixture to a large saucepan and turn heat to medium-low.
  • While whisking, slowly pour in the coconut milk. Add in a pinch of salt.
  • Continue whisking for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and add in the maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Let cool for 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Pour the eggnog through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Carefully mix in the fresh nutmeg.
  • Cover the surface with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until cold.
  • To make the party drink, add eggnog, rum (adults only!) and sparkling water to a glass and stir to combine. Enjoy!


Makes about 5 cups of the eggnog base.
I'm a little bit of a sissy, but feel free to add a bit more rum to your liking.