I've taken it upon myself, and it's a hard task I can tell you, to try and make some of the eggnog recipes out there dairy free or even vegan and taste test them. This one is just dairy free, not vegan because I have an excess of eggs (yet again) and because my omniblend (similar to a Vitamix but cheaper) had an issue at present and hubby is fixing the jug. So the first taste test is a simple dairy free eggnog. OK I know it's not even 11am yet and is a little early to be hitting the alcohol but... The recipe comes from the BBC Good Food site with me having switched out the dairy ingredients for non-dairy. You need a little bit of forward planning with this recipe, the sugar syrup must be cold and the eggnog needs to stand for 2 hrs in the fridge to chill, but the good news is that it can be made up to 24 hrs in advance and I guess if like me you have your own supply of eggs, or you really trust where your eggs came from, it will last longer in the fridge if you're more liberal with the brandy which is after all a preservative! But this is your choice. I'm happy to leave mine in the fridge for a few days. You may not be. ￼ Ingredients (serves 6) 50g raw sugar (or golden caster/granulated sugar) 75ml boiling water 6 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla essence (get a good quality one) 1 tin (roughly 330-400g size) soya condensed milk. 100 ml brandy Method. Dissolve the sugar in the water and set aside to cool. You do need it cold so plan ahead. I also just weighed out the water (75g) to make life easier. Seperate the eggs yolks and whisk lightly with the vanilla essence. Gradually beat in the remaining ingredients holding back the sugar syrup until the end. Now add the sugar syrup to taste. You may find you don't need all of it with the sweetness from the soya condensed milk. Now pour into a suitable container and leave to stand in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. The taste is very close to that which I remember from my teenage years so I'm quite happy with this recipe. I will write up and review a recipe for making homemade vegan condensed milk as well just in case you are unable to purchase it tinned. Thankfully in able to get both tinned soya and coconut condensed milk quite easily but making some could also be fun.