VEGAN EGGNOG

Eggnog is a holiday staple! I’m excited to show you in this post how to make a plant-based version at home in minutes! Whether you are plant-based or not (I am not), you will LOVE this recipe!

Plant-based or vegan means that the recipe does not contain any animal products. Traditional eggnog contains dairy from cows and eggs. Personally, it sort of grosses me out to think that I am drinking eggs, I don’t know about you. Lol.

Dairy and eggs can also be top allergens for a lot of people whether it be an immediate reaction or delayed “intolerance” reaction like bloating, low energy, brain fog, or headaches.

With this simple recipe you will just need a short list of simple ingredients.

First, Cashews. You will begin by soaking cashews for at least four to six hours in filtered water. This is to soften the cashews so that when they are blended they yield a creamy eggnog without cashew chunks. Cashews are desirable for this recipe because of their high fat content which imitates the creaminess of eggnog.

Dates- You will also throw in some dates with your cashews for soaking. Again, soaking softens them up a bit so that they blend smooth. Dates add a hint of natural sweetness because we all know that eggnog must be sweet!

Full-fat coconut milk. I prefer to use Native Forest Simple because it does not contain any gums or fillers, just coconut and water. Using canned full-fat coconut milk adds an extra rich and creamy texture to compliment the cashews. Full-fat canned coconut milk is much thicker than coconut milk beverage.

Nutmeg. Ground nutmeg is the star flavor here. You can’t make eggnog without nutmeg!

Vanilla Extract- Vanilla enhances the flavors of this recipe and adds a touch of sweetness too.

Maple Syrup- After I’ve blended everything, I add maple syrup just to taste.

Equipment. I prefer to use my Almond Cow dairy-free milk machine. It speeds up the process, yields a creamier product, extracts more flavor, and is wayyyyy less messy to clean up. If you don’t have an Almond Cow and aren’t ready to purchase one, I get it! You can also use a high powered blender and a nut milk bag.

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Vegan Eggnog

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  • 1 c raw cashews, soaked at least 6 hours in filtered water
  • 4 c filtered water, plus more for soaking
  • 1 T nutmeg powder, organic
  • 4 dates
  • 1c full fat coconut milk
  • 2T maple syrup, or more dates
  • 1T vanilla extract, gluten free
  • Small Pinch of himalayan sea salt

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Almond Cow version: 

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. 
  2. Add 4 c of filtered water to the pitcher. 
  3. Add the cashews, dates, salt, and 1 T nutmeg to the filter basket. Screw on the lid and run the machine through 2-3 cycles (in other words push the button 2-3 times total). 
  4. Add the full fat coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and whisk well. Taste and add more sweetness or nutmeg to your taste. Pour into glasses and serve with additional nutmeg sprinkles on top if you prefer. Store in an airtight glass jar. 

Blender and Nut milk bag version: 

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. 
  2. To a pitcher add 4c filtered water, the cashews, dates, salt, and 1 T nutmeg. Blend well until smooth then use a nut milk bag to strain into a glass measuring cup. 
  3. Add the full fat coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and whisk well-if the coconut milk has too many solid pieces you can rinse the blender and blend to make it smooth. 
  4. Taste and add more sweetness or nutmeg to your taste. Pour into glasses and serve with additional nutmeg sprinkles on top if you prefer. Store in an airtight glass jar. 

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As always, thanks for reading! If you make this, be sure to tag me on instagram or facebook @abigaileholistic

Be well,

Abigail

Holistic Nutrition Coach/Chef

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which Abigail E. Holistic earns a small commission for referring tried and tested products. Please be assured that I only suggest products I’ve personally tried and love and truly want to pass that on to others for good health!

Published by Abigail E. Holistic

Holistic Health Coach and Private Chef

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