Vegan Eggnog

Homemade Healthy Eggnog @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan

I know I’ve been completely aloof from my site lately. It seems things have just gotten into a tizzy for me and I can’t seem to find my way out.

Ugh, I swear I wake up and say, “I am busy, busy, BUSY today!” to myself (and my children) more and more each day. And then I’ll make a to-do list, and every single moment of my day (and moments I don’t seem to have) are 100% accounted for. I just want a few minutes without anything to do!!!

You know what I am talkin’ about.

So, in order for me to be able to run this blog and actually spend time with my children, I am just going to have to post on an “as can” basis. Be prepared for some sporadic posting…

Homemade Healthy Eggnog @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan

Whew, now that all the official blog business has been taken care of, let’s get to the good stuff!

It’s no surprise that I would have a hankering for some oh-so-delicious-not-at-all-good-for-you eggnog this time of year. I am a recovering sugar junkie after all…

I set it upon myself to find a recipe for eggnog that was healthy, vegan, soy-free, AND tasty!

It took a few (very yucky) trial and errors, but I’ve finally found a recipe that I am happy to share with you.

Homemade Healthy Eggnog @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan

I use 2 tablespoons soaked cashews to give it that thick, creamy mouthfeel ; ) If you want to save on the calories you can use almond milk in place of the coconut milk OR take out the cashews and use a pinch of xanthan/guar gum instead.

And if you don’t want to open a whole can of coconut milk, just to use 1/4 cup, then you can easily use more almond milk instead. BUT! The eggnog won’t have that richness (that makes you only able to have a small glass…) to it. I recommend Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk though- I LOVE it!

Oh, let’s not forget to mention the traditional addition of rum to eggnog. Rum and nutmeg. Those are the basic flavor components. I don’t do rum. Or alcohol of any kind- I just don’t like the taste. So I completely omitted it from my drink. If you are like me, but are missing that rum flavor, you can always add 1/2 teaspoon rum extract!

Homemade Healthy Eggnog @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan

So if your an eggnog fan, whip yourself up some of this and snuggle up to a good Christmas movie with it! It will definitely hit the spot ; )

Make it a SUPERFOOD Smoothie:

  • Substitute 6 or so dates for the agave nectar.
  • Sweeten additionally, if needed, with stevia.
  • Thicken with chia seeds instead of gums.
  • Add 1 teaspoon maca or lucuma powder.
  • Maple syrup can be used in place of agave, but it will impart maple flavor as well.

Vegan Eggnog
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Serves: 1 or 2
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons cashews (preferably soaked at least 2 hours)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (freshly grated, if possible)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch cloves (less than ⅛th teaspoon)
  • rum to taste (start with 1 tablespoon and see from there), optional
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and process to mix. Place in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
Notes
Add ½ teaspoon rum extract for the rum.
Instead of cashews, add a pinch of xanthan or guar gum to thicken without the fat.

 

 

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  • Marion December 14, 2013, 8:31 pm

    Will try this :-)

  • lily November 26, 2014, 11:59 pm

    you left out the coconut milk in the ingredient list. assuming it’s one whole can based on the bog entry above. trying this!

  • lmachell November 29, 2014, 7:03 pm

    Oh nooooo. It is only about 1/4 cup. Not sure where it went. I’m going to fix it!