Pumpkin Nog

Undeniably, nog is one of my most favorite things about winter. And even though I appreciate the prepackaged vegan nogs that are available this time of year, I find them somewhat lacking in flavor and in texture. So, I opt to make my own… and keep the other stuff around for a dire emergency.

Yes, I do like nog that much.

Here’s a simple pumpkin nog recipe that satisfies my most intense winter night cravings. Delicious with or without booze. :)

Pumpkin Nog ~ Vegan


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 block extra firm silken tofu
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk (or your fave non-dairy milk) I like mine kinda thick, feel free to adjust amount to your own noggy consistency


Combine all ingredients but non-dairy milk into food processor or blender. Add in almond milk and blend again.

Serve hot or cold.

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29 Responses to Pumpkin Nog

  1. Tiffani says:

    If I were to use actual eggs instead of the block of silken tofu, what would the ratio of eggs be to the block?

    • allyson says:

      Hey Tiffani,
      I hate to say it, but I am definitely not the one to ask on this one. I haven’t eaten or cooked with eggs in years!

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  3. NB says:

    Oh Yum! I just made a single serving batch for myself. I subbed maple syrup for the agave, and didn’t measure anything. ;-) Brilliant! So much better than the stuff from the store. Thanks!

  4. Mo says:

    I will most definitely be making this!

  5. Lisa Henderson says:

    Just made it! It is delicious. Next time I’ll cut back just a little on the spices, but not much, and it’s good just as it is. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Laurel says:

    You’ve done it again, haven’t you? As I was ogling the recipe I thought, gee, I’ve got about that much orphaned pumpkin puree in the fridge right now. But… since I can’t do soy I’m wondering what the consistency is exactly. Could I like soak some almonds or cashews and grind them up do you think? I’m not familiar with the different tofus since I’ve been allergic to soy since forever. Well, practicalities aside (and calories) I’ve got a challenge for you. I know you don’t do food challenges, still, would you make me a gfefcfsf pumpkin cinnamon roll? I think you should put it up for a vote. You can kill me later. BTW I absolutely love this blog in case you didn’t know.

    • allyson says:

      Hi Laurel- okay, you have convinced me… I’ll make you the darn rolls! So, let me get this straight : gluten free, egg free?, casein free?, soy free pumpkin cinnamon rolls…. yeah? I like this challenge- sounds deeeelish. :)

      As for the nog… I would think some of the soaked cashews or almonds would work pretty well. Or, if you use enough spice to mask the flavor, I bet a banana or two would thicken it up quite nicely as well- and possibly leave you with a smoother nog than the soaked nuts.

      I am so very glad you love this blog- your comments are always one of my favorite parts of keeping it going! :)

      • Laurel says:

        Have I told you lately that you’re my hero?heroine?super hero? well, you get the picture. I’ve been wanting those dad gummed pumpkin cinnamon rolls for two years but I’m tired of eating entire batches of disgusting, indigestible disasters and all on my lonesome all the while thinking I should have just made cookies. I keep telling myself the birds will eat it but it’s expensive bird food (grin). BTW how do I get those little smiley faces on the comments page? Actually, being me I need devil and piggy faces more.

        • allyson says:

          yay, Laurel! I hope all turns out well (I have a good feeling they will at least be better than bird food ) I’ll try and post either later this week or next!
          And, bad news about the smileys… there are none on this blog. But! you can do this :) or this :( But, I’m not sure how to make a pig ….
          maybe this @:B
          That really doesn’t look much like a pig, tho.

  7. I have everything at home already to make this! That looks amazing!

  8. What an amazing idea! I really have to try this!

  9. Arielle says:

    I have never thought about making my own nog but this looks great! Will make this one!

  10. jessy says:

    Allyson – do you know how much money you’re going to save me?!?!? dan drinks the hell outta that silk pumpkin spice stuff and their nog. thank you! i kinda feel like a dummy for never thinking to make it myself, and i totally agree that the texture and flavors of the store bought stuff is kinda weak. i can’t wait to give this a whirl – and i’ll be sure to report back, too!

  11. Oh, man. I would like a glass of this, along with some of those fennel seed star cookies, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be happy forever. I’d love to try this with full-fat coconut milk…I bet it would be incredibly rich!

  12. Linda says:

    That looks sooo good! I am adding it to my Thanksgiving menu, in place of my dessert!

  13. Peggy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever made any nog whatsoever from scratch and after reading this, that’s about to change! Thanks for posting!

  14. Yummm, I bet this would be good warmed up with a cinnamon stick in it!

  15. Katrina says:

    Mmmm this sounds like what I need right NOW! Thanks for the recipe.

  16. Vegolicious says:

    Yum! This looks SO good!

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

  17. I have never been a fan of eggnog, but pumpkin nog is a whole different story. Looks creamy and delicious :)

  18. Dianne says:

    Ooh, that looks like it’s thick and decadent. I had never actually had any kind of nog until I tried the Silk stuff last year, which I thought was delicious! But maybe it’s time to try my hand at homemade!

  19. I am not the biggest nog fan but this does look great~!

  20. Cadry says:

    Wow, that is beautiful! I’ve seen prepared vegan nog popping up in stores, but I’d so much rather make it from scratch. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to trying it!