OK, OK, OK, enough holidaying! Time to get back to thinking about…the holidays!! I haven’t met anyone out there that doesn’t appreciate a good egg nog this time of year, so I wondered if I could pull off a sugarless vegan version that would be comparable. Personally I think this is as damn close as you are going to get…I think if I added alcohol I likely could trick most people (not that I would do that of course 😉 ) This is a breeze to whip up and omg delicious to consume! If you have amazing, delicious treats like this around, it makes saying no to all the sugar laden crap a breeze.
This involves a little bit of pre-planning. You’ll want to soak your cashews ahead of time (ideally 6-8 hours, or if you can’t swing that then cover them with boiling water and let them sit for an hour). You’ll also want to pop your can of coconut milk into the fridge a couple hours in advance as well.
When you are ready to make your eggnog, simply drain your cashews and blend them until completely smooth with the 1.5 cups of water. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pop in the fridge until chilled, serve when cold. Happy Holidays!!
- 1 c raw cashews, covered with water and soaked 6-8 hours (or pour boiling water on them and let sit for 1 hour)
- 1.5 c cold water
- 1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated at least 2 hours
- ½ tsp nutmeg, or more, to taste
- 2 tbsp Frontier vanilla flavour
- 2 tbsp yacon syrup (coconut syrup/nectar also low glycemic, or maple syrup in a pinch)
- pinch sea salt
- dash of cinnamon
- optional: liquid stevia, to taste
- optional: ¼ - ½ tsp ground cloves (I like cloves in my 'nog, but not everyone might)
- Drain and rinse cashews, put in blender with 1.5 c cold water and blend until completely smooth.
- Add the solid coconut 'cream' at the top of your can of coconut milk (save the watery part for a smoothie), then add remaining ingredients except stevia and cloves (if using), and blend until smooth.
- Adjust to taste with stevia and cloves if desired.
- Refrigerate until chilled, serve cold with a dash of cinnamon.
- You can refrigerate any leftover eggnog, but if you find it thickens in the fridge just blend with a little water to get it back to the desired consistency.