Dairy Free Egg Nog

‘Tis the season – nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a big glass of cold creamy eggnog!


This eggnog recipe has the perfect combination of dairy-free milks, holiday spices, and sweetener that come together to be just as rich, delicious and satisfying as its original counterpart without the refined sugars and junk!
*For a vegan option you could replace the egg yolks with 1 or 2 avocados. Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender, transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate.
**For a coffee creamer – omit the egg yolks/avocado. Heat the remaining ingredients over med heat until it reaches a slow boil. Remove from stove top and allow to cool. Transfer to a mason jar and refrigerate

Dairy Free Egg Nog

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (1/2 cup if you like it on the sweeter side)
  • 2 cups almond or cashew milk
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon or 2 whole sticks
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 tbsp rum, brandy or bourbon-optional

Instructions

  • Place egg yolks in a medium size bowl, whisk together and slowly add the maple syrup. 
  • In a medium saucepan add the cashew milk, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Heat mixture over medium heat until milk mixture is hot but not boiling. 
  • Slowly add 1/4 of the milk mixture to the eggs, whisking continuously so as not to scramble the eggs.
  • Pour the egg mixture back into the sauce pan. 
  • Heat the eggnog over medium heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Do not allow mixture to boil. 
  • Remove from the stove and strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer. 
  •  Stir in dairy-free milk and vanilla. 
  • Transfer to a large mason jar and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve with Rum, and a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon. 

Healthy Comforts – A collection of over 150 recipes that are free from gluten, dairy, grains, soy and refined sugar. By Lena Ferrara, C.I. and Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara, MEd.

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