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Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe

Here's Your Holiday Miracle: Dairy-Free Eggnog

If you love the taste of eggnog but you're avoiding dairy or just can't do all the extra calories and fat, we have a lovely holiday surprise for you: dairy-free, lower-calorie, sugar-free eggnog. Yes, you read that right; it's our gift to you this season.

With nut milk and maple water as the base, you'll cut out heavy cream (read: lots of fat and calories), while upping antioxidants and nutrients. Maple water has a very high manganese content, which can boost mood and reduce bloat. Ideal for the holidays, no?

Maple Water Egg Nog

From DRINKmaple Maple Water

Notes

This recipe calls for DRINKmaple maple water. If you don't have maple water in a store near you, use coconut water instead.

Dairy-Free Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups maple water
    1 cup raw almonds or raw cashews
    6 egg yolks
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon grated nutmeg
    1 whole cinnamon stick
  1. Optional: sweetener to taste (such as drizzle of maple syrup or honey)
    Garnish: dash of cinnamon and/or cinnamon stick

Directions

  1. Blend the maple water and raw almonds to create nut milk.
  2. Whisk egg yolks using a stand mixer or hand mixer on high speed until they lighten in color.
  3. Add the nut milk, vanilla extract, and grated nutmeg and mix well.
  4. Add mixture to a medium saucepan, and heat on medium-low. Add cinnamon stick to mixture, and allow to steep. This will enhance the eggnog slightly with some cinnamon flavor.
  5. Stir mixture frequently and allow to thicken (Don't rush this process, or you'll end up with scrambled-egg-eggnog). Cooking is finished when eggnog coats the back of the spoon.
  6. Chill for at least 1 hour, and enjoy with garnish.
Image Source: DRINKmaple
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