Vegan Eggnog in 5 Minutes
I know some of you can't wait for holiday season to dip into the 'Nog! Here is a healthier vegan version with 201 cal/cup that takes only minutes to make.
4 cups non-dairy milk, such as almond or coconut (see notes for making warm eggnog)
1/3 cup raw cashew pieces
2-3 tbsp maple syrup, or agave or date syrup, to taste
2-3 tsp vanilla extract, to taste (or use vanilla bean powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp xanthan gum, (optional)
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch salt (optional)
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth! Enjoy immediately or chill for several hours before serving.
Serve with a swirl of vegan whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
Notes: *If you don't have a high powered blender, you may want to soak cashews in HOT water for five minutes or so to soften, then drain and proceed. *To enjoy warm and frothy eggnog immediately, be sure to use room temperature or warm non-dairy milk and drink it right away! *For cold eggnog - start with chilled non-dairy milk or refrigerate an hour or two before serving.