Recipe: Festive Vegan Eggnog

Eggnog is a North American Christmas tradition, but its origins are right here in the UK. The drink is modified from posset, a medieval brew of warm curdled milk mixed with ale or wine.

The drink made its way to the Americas in the 1700s. By this time, it had evolved to a recipe of milk and eggs with a choice of sherry, brandy, or Madeira wine.

A favourite of the British upper class, eggnog was served at social gatherings as a symbol of a host’s wealth and status. The drink was not perceived this way by Americans, who swapped expensive sherry for rum, rebranding it as a cocktail of the people. 

Now a widely accepted festive drink, people either passionately love or despise its taste. 

Eggnog is once again changing to meet the demand of the times. Veganism in the UK has increased 300% in the past five years and eggnog is rising to the challenge. That’s right, you can now make a cosy, cruelty-free version of this classic drink.

Check out the recipe below and learn to make your own cosy, delicious eggnog this festive season: