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Plant-based milks like oat milk, almond milk, flax milk, and other nut milks are quickly becoming popular staples in cafes, restaurants, and even school cafeterias. And that excitement carries over to non-dairy holiday drinks. Plant-based nogs and hot chocolates have all the spicy, creamy taste of traditional chocolates, but they’re cruelty-free and cholesterol-free.
Scroll down to see which ones you want to try, topped with non-dairy whipped cream or vegan marshmallows.
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Almond milk nog almond breeze
Almond Breeze Almondmilk Nog is a dairy-free alternative to traditional, seasonal eggnog. Its smooth and creamy taste can be accentuated with rum, bourbon or brandy if desired. However, this festive drink tastes great on its own. In addition to being dairy and lactose free, it is also soy or gluten free.
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So delicious holiday nog
If you like creamy coconut milk, this plant-based milk is for you. So Delicious releases this Christmas milk seasonally each year, and it receives rave reviews for its creaminess and rich flavor with just the right amount of spicy nutmeg. It has a smooth flavor and a thick consistency that makes it a good choice for nog flavored lattes.
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Califia Farms Party Drinks and Creams
Califia Farms offers vegans a nice variety of seasonal herbal drinks for the holiday season. Their creative and flavorful coffee creamers are made with almond milk, and the flavors include dark chocolate truffle and peppermint mocha which are fantastic to add to coffee or Christmas cocktails.
Peppermint lovers should try their Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew, a delicious cold-infused drink mixed with almond milk, cocoa and a twist of peppermint. Califia Farms also offers delicious spiced Christmas milk with real cinnamon and nutmeg.
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365 by Whole Foods Market Almond Nog
Whole Foods Market’s 365 store brand has a light vegan milk made from almond milk that gives it a nice consistency. Its delicious flavor of cinnamon, vanilla and ginger is strong alongside hints of nutmeg. It is among the healthiest nogs with vitamins and minerals like zinc, vitamin E, vitamin B12, vitamin D2, and vitamin A.
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Target Good & Gather Plant Based Oat Milk Christmas Milk
Festive and flavorful, Target’s Good & Gather Plant-Based Oat Milk has an oat milk base that gives it a thicker consistency than many milks. The limited edition drink is slightly spicy without being overly sweet. Those who are health conscious can choose this milk because it does not contain high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. Make sure to shake it well before drinking it for a wonderful texture.
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Christopher Elbow Chocolates Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate when the temperature drops? Be warned that a taste of Christopher Elbow Chocolates Mint Drinking Chocolate could put you instantly in the holiday spirit. It has just the right amount of peppermint to tickle your taste buds, and it tastes overall smooth of milk chocolate when mixed with oat milk.
It’s delicious on its own or topped with vegan marshmallows and whipped cream.
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Silk almond and dark chocolate peppermint cream
Savor the flavors and aromas of the season with Silk’s Dark Chocolate Cream made with almond milk. It can be used in regular coffee or to make holiday lattes, with a rich taste of dark chocolate and strong notes of peppermint making it pretty much irresistible. Right now it’s only offered seasonally, but it’s no wonder they have dozens of comments asking them to make it a year-round treat.
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Whether you want to steam it for a creamy hot chocolate drink all season long or enjoy it over ice, Oatly chocolate is delicious. It’s naturally gluten-free and, of course, dairy-free. It’s shelf stable, making it a great choice for road trips or for storage so you always have plenty on hand when you need a dose of chocolate.
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Friendly Farms Almond Milk
ALDI Friendly Farms Almond Milk is creamy and slightly spicy. Based on almond milk, this dairy-free cow’s milk is also soy and gluten-free. If you fancy the taste of traditional eggnog this is a good choice. It offers a great holiday touch when used as a milk substitute in lattes, and it could be used to make vegan milkshakes or smoothies.
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Divine drinking chocolate
With a creamy texture and just the right amount of sweetness, Divine Drinking Chocolate is a decadent treat that’s completely guilt-free. Not only is this hot chocolate blend certified vegan, it’s also made from fair trade cocoa grown by family farmers in Ghana. Simply heat up your favorite vegetable milk and add it to this chocolate drink for a delicious cup of hot chocolate.