CocoNog, a vegan Eggnog recipe for the holidays.

I'm not a big fan of dairy, as you may know by reading previous blogs. My dad came home the other day and as a thanks for some help I had given him lately he brought me some Pumpkin Eggnog. He had forgotten that I didn't eat/drink dairy, especially milk. It was a nice thought, but all it really did tease me a bit, because I love and miss Eggnog!

I love to cook and try to create recipes, so this got me thinking. Could I create a diary-free Eggnog? Well, first I looked online to see if I could find one and save me the trouble of trial and error. I ended up finding a few but they were mostly soy based and I am a fan of soy about as much as I am of dairy (more on the problems with soy in a later blog). The ones that didn't have soy had real liquor and eggs in it and that isn't something I wanted either.

So, I ended up looking at different real Eggnog recipes and ended up creating my own! Fair warning though, it does contain a pretty good amount of sugar but I think you will be okay drinking it once a year:)

CocoNog Recipe
In a blender add the following:
16oz coconut cream (canned)
32oz coconut milk (canned)
3oz maple syrup (the real kind)
8 tsp rum extract (or imitation rum flavoring)
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg (fresh ground)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp clove
1/2 tsp all spice

For a less sweat/creamy version add 16oz coconut milk (not canned, the kind like the almond milk)
Blend it up and chill for 30 mins. if you had your first 3 ingredients in the frig before blending. If you didn't have your first 3 ingredients in the frig before adding them to the blender, then chill you nog for 1 hour before serving.

You can also add some shredded coconut for texture or some pumpkin filling for flavor if you like.

Well, I know that this isn't the healthiest of things to drink but I know how hard it is with holidays coming up and all the goodies being severed. This will be a great way to enjoy some tasty Nog while being more on the healthy end of the spectrum.

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