Holiday-Spiced No-egg Nog with Cashews or Banana

Recipe by Katie Mae

Makes one 12oz serving | Ready in 2 minutes | Stores 3 days in fridge


1½ cups unsweetened, non-dairy milk
1 medium banana or ½ cup raw cashews
4 Medjool dates, pitted
½–1 tablespoon rum (optional)
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed OR 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator and be sure to stir before serving.


Just to be clear, the rum can be easily left out, and it will still be delicious. The flaxseed, or xanthan gum, is added to give the nog that traditional eggnog-like consistency.

If you’re using a standard blender, and not a high-powered blender, then I recommend soaking the cashews and dates for an hour in the non-dairy milk before blending. This will help make the nog creamy.

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