Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paleo & Dairy Free: Pumpkin Spiced Eggnog

If we have spent a holiday together then you know that I am not a fan of Eggnog, at all.  I grew up drinking Coquito on holidays (click HERE for a recipe on that) and if I am going to splurge on an indulgent holiday treat, it better be friggin delicious to me.

  My hubby Joseph however, is an Eggnog fanatic (we are total opposites when it comes to sushi too) and has officially converted my son Christian into one as well.

I swear I want to fit in this Eggnog Club so badly, I have tried people, I promise.  It ain't happening! ;o(  I decided to make a dairy free homemade one that I feel good about serving my family.  As I said, they loved it, so, I thought I would share it with you. 

I know what you are thinking: "Why is this awful Eggnog hater woman posting an eggnog recipe?"
 I am sure all the recipe bloggers out there can vouch for this... 
 The answer to that is simply that my recipe tasters (hubby and son, tasters of all recipes I share BTW) LOVED this stuff and when they approve, I must share.

Pumpkin Spiced Eggnog

 Let's get on with the recipe!!
 
Ingredients:
1 can of coconut milk (13.5 oz can 365 brand)
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (used Trader Joe's brand)
4 egg yolks
4 tbsp. of coconut sugar  (I used fleur de sel brand)
1 tbsp. of maple syrup (not in photo, I used Trader Joe's brand)
1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg (not in photo)
a pinch of salt (also, not in photo)
1 tbsp. of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. of vanilla extract

Optional: (FYI my son had a virgin version)
3 oz of dry sherry
2 oz of brandy

My very classy Directions:
I just threw everything in a blender and blend, blend, blend until well combined.  Give it a taste and adjust sweetness if you need to.  Pour in a jar or glass container with a lid.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  

Give it a shake, serve and enjoy!
This is a great way to greet those Eggnog lovers to your Thanksgiving meal this year.   

Are you an Eggnog lover?  Give this healthier-ish one a try!



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23 comments:

  1. oh i can't wait to try this! YUM! love eggnog

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much for stopping by ;o)

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  2. I absolutely love Almond Milk so any concoction involving this is a must try for me! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Interestingly my kid loves Egg Nog so I'll be making this healthy one real soon! :)

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    1. Awesome, let me know how it turns out for you!

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  3. My husband and I are the same way--I'm not such a huge fan, but he LOVES it. We both adore the way almond milk tastes, so I might get him to whip up this version this year!

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  4. I LOVE egg nog, but my husband hates it. My three kids love it as well and this recipe looks so yummy! Will be trying this recipe over the weekend. Thanks!!

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    1. Perfect! Let me know how you and your kiddos like it ;o)

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  5. I love eggnog, but I can't drink much in one sitting because it is so sweet and rich. :)

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    1. I know I find that the store bought ones are too sweet! This one is not too sweet which plus you can adjust the sweetness according to what you like! The beauty of homemade food ;o) Thanks for stopping by Taneja ;o)

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  6. My hubby and I are the same way. He loves eggnog, I hate it!

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    1. lol.. How funny, I am finding out that a lot of people are not big fans of eggnog... I thought I was the only one lol

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  7. I'm not a fan of eggnog. I don't like the texture.

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    1. Agreed! You should check out my linked Coquito recipe, I think you'll like it Karissa!

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  8. I love eggnog!! Yum! My husband will have a glass but that's about it for him. Lol By the way I remember coquito from when I used to live in P.R. Its almost like the thinner version of eggnog. ��

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    1. I'm with the hubby on this one! I love Coquito isn't it delicious? Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Ugh, I am not an eggnog fan either, and *gasp* I'm not a pumpkin spice fan either! :( If you turn this into a peppermint mocha recipe I'll be a big fan! :)

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    1. Well, there's an idea! lol Thanks for stopping by Erica ;o)

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  10. I love eggnog, sometimes it is too sweet, but I definitely would like to try a healthier version!

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    1. I know I find that the store bough ones are too sweet! This one is not too sweet which plus you can adjust the sweetness according to what you like! The beauty of homemade food ;o) Thanks for stopping by ;o)

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  11. i just started the whole30 today!...i'll have to save this for next month!

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  12. Yum! I'm usually not one for eggnog, but this looks delicious!

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  13. I've always been really skeptical of eggnog, but I've also never tried it! I might have to give this one a test :)

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