Vegan Eggnog (with cashews and turmeric)
Hey hey! Happy almost-Friday! Hope your week is going well? What are you up to this morning? I’m hitting the garage for a quick workout and getting things ready for a little road trip. We’re taking the girls on the Polar Express this weekend – it’s our first time going! – and I’m super excited.
For today’s post, I’m bringing back a little blast from the past recipe that was in desperate need of new pictures.
(Back in the day, I had some pretty nifty ideas, paired with some pretty horrible photography skills.) I’m still a far cry from my friend Ashley, but I think the ol’ photos have improved from the small brown blurs of yore.
Anyway, let’s talk about this recipe! It’s a holly jolly holiday beverage, minus some of the ingredients that can make us want to crawl into hibernation. (Don’t worry, there’s still some booze in there if you want it!) For a creamy egg-less eggnog, I used my favorite strategy for awesome texture minus the dairy: soaked cashews,
plus a little turmeric for that light golden egg-ish color.
Simply soak the cashews overnight, add to a blender the next morning with the remaining ingredients, and blend it up until smooth.
You can even make this the night before a party so all of the ingredients have a chance to settle in the fridge (just give it a shake before serving.)
Eggless Eggnog Recipe
Here’s the full recipe if you’d like to give it a try!
Vegan “Egg-less” Eggnog
- -2 C raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours and rinsed well
- -2 C almond milk
- -1 C light rum or 3/4 C bourbon (optional)
- -1/2-1 t nutmeg (depending on how strong you want the nutmeg flavor)
- -1 t cinnamon
- -1 t vanilla
- -pinch of sea salt
- -1/8 t tumeric (optional, for color)
- -Stevia, maple syrup, pure sugar or brown sugar, to taste (I used a generous drizzle of maple syrup)
- Add ingredients to blender and blend on high speed for 3 minutes until smooth
- Serving Size: 2
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Love soaked cashews as a dairy-free option! So creamy!!!
The pics are beautiful! I will have to give this a try, I would love a good dairy free eggnog option.
We are supposed to get snow tomorrow…this is sooooooo happening! YUM!
What are the calories per serving?
my guess would be around 175 per glass if the recipe makes 4 servings
i will try this beautiful eggnog recipe ASAP