Spice Things Up: Try A New Nog This Holiday

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It is fun and healthy to try something new. Newness and variety keep our lives (and holidays) from slipping into a rut. Since December 24th is Christmas Eve and also National Egg Nog Day, why not give a new egg nog recipe a whirl.

If you have never tried egg nog this will be a refreshing experience, and if you are familiar with traditional nog, this should prove an interesting variation.

The recipe for egg nog below is dairy and chemical-additive free, and rich in beneficial fats and protein. Using a sweetener is optional though if you choose to add liquid stevia for sweetening you will not be adding any additional calories.

Easy Coconut Egg Nog

“The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of the Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.” ~ Robert MacIver

You Will Need

    6 cups (about 3 cans) coconut milk
    6 egg yolks
    1/4 cup (more if you like) spiced rum or brandy (optional)
    1 tablespoon of vanilla
    1/4 cup cane sugar or honey or a few drops of liquid stevia (optional)
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Put all ingredients, except the alcohol, into a high powered blender; blend until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, SLOWLY bring the mixture up to low heat - being careful not to let it boil. When the mixture is warmed and just starting to thicken, it’s ready.
  3. Chill the egg nog in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  4. Whisk the alcohol in just prior to serving.

You can serve this nog with or without alcohol. Total preparation time is about ten minutes and it serves six.

Recipe: Wellness Mama

 
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