The warm holiday drinks are upon us!
Eggnog lattes, pumpkin spiced this or that – holiday drinks are everywhere!
I have to admit; I LOVE warm cozy drinks like eggnog lattes or hot chocolate. I used to guzzle back eggnog all the time when I was a kid…kind of gross that it has raw eggs in it when you actually think about it? But it is pretty darn good!
I am not a vegan, and I do eat eggs occasionally (farm fresh if possible!), and I know that eggs tend to bother a lot of people (either due taste or due to food sensitivities) so I thought why not create some sort of tasty vegan egg free eggnog recipe for the winter season?
And I hope your response is.. Hot diggity dog! Good idea Jill!
This is my Down to Earth Wellness version of egg free eggnog! ?
I hope you enjoy today’s delicious blog
Cozy Vegan Eggnog Benefits:
- Free of artificial sweeteners and chemicals that some drinks tend to have with the flavoured syrups etc
- Low in sugar and incorporates natural sugar ( honey or maple syrup – yum!)
- It has high quality spices which are full of antioxidants that support our health!
- The cinnamon is fantastic for blood sugar regulation (goodbye energy crashes)
- The coconut milk provides that rich creaminess along with energizing fat! (Note: this is a fairly rich bevy so be sure to share some with a friend and not drink it all!) ?
- It’s easy to make and has simple wholesome ingredients!
- 1- 1 ½ cups almond milk or (other nut milk of choice)
- 1 can of chilled coconut milk (400ml can)
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder (choose organic spices if possible.. Waaaay better tasting and healthier!)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp cloves powder
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg powder
- ¼ cup honey or dark maple syrup
- Optional – frozen banana (but I wouldn’t use this if you’re going to make a warm eggnog latte)
- Combine all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend.
- Taste and adjust spices according to your eggnog flavour desires!
- If you would like a HOT eggnog latte, I would heat the coconut milk and nut milk in a saucepan over the stove top.
- Once heated throughout (but not crazy boiling), you can either add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and mix them all together or you can add the warm milk to the blender, add all remaining ingredients, blend until combined and sprinkle latte with cinnamon on top for good measure.
Let me know how you like it! ?
PS: What is your fave drink that keeps you warm in the winter? Hot chocolate? Chai? Tea? Let me know!
Cheers to staying cozy this winter with a delish drink!