Sunday, December 15, 2013

'Tis the Season for Nog! (No Dairy)

I have fond memories of President's Choice egg nog in those festive looking cartons. Egg nog, hot chocolate and cookies were the reasons to get up on a cold winter's morning. I would drink a glass of egg nog, even diluted with milk and still get heavy stomach pains, it's just so much sugar and fat at once.

I decided to make a dairy free version, that still has that egg noggy taste! It's lighter and not as sweet but  the flavour is so good you don't need a lot of sweet anyways. I was inspired by Rule of Yum, a youtube channel run by Ken who focuses on low carb Paleo friendly eats.

I've posted about Almond Breeze's coconut/almond milk before, it is my absolute favourite type of non dairy milk, it's richer than almond milk but lighter than actual coconut milk. If you haven't tried it definitely do it works in place of any non-dairy milk.

If you're weary about consuming raw eggs, guess what there's an alternative!.........Bananas! They have to be frozen though and thawed slightly. In this recipe you can replace 4 egg yolks with 2 small frozen bananas, or 1 1/2 large frozen bananas.

3 cups sweetened coconut/almond milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp evaporated cane juice (to taste)
Pinch of salt

Just treat this like a smoothie recipe, combine all ingredients in a blender, blend on low for a few minutes and voila! You can add your alcohol (brandy/sherry) after blending too.

frothy frothy

extra points for drinking it from a mug!

bird's eye foam, garnished with nutmeg

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