Dairy Free Eggnog with Vegan Options: When you or your guests need to go dairy free try this eggnog made with homemade rice and almond milk.
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Dairy Free EggNog with Vegan Options (Crazy Ingredient Challenge)

Do you or your guests need a dairy free eggnog for your holiday gathering? Try this easily adaptable recipe.

Dairy Free Eggnog with Vegan Options: When you or your guests need to go dairy free try this eggnog made with homemade rice and almond milk.

I made this recipe as part of our Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Each month the CIC bloggers vote on ingredients from two different lists and create a recipe with them. The winners this month were rice and nutmeg. Not much of a challenge actually. We have had tougher. Be sure to scroll past the recipe to see what the other bloggers came up with this month.


I almost went with rice pudding, but I am running out of time this holiday season and we really do not need another dessert in the house. So, instead I found this recipe for homemade rice milk from Don’t Waste the Crumbs and just went from there.

I thought the rice milk was a little weak, especially if I am going to make rich creamy eggnog with it, so I mixed the rice milk with some almonds in the blender and strained that. Much creamier.

Other options:

  • use store bought dairy free milk (or use dairy milk and cream)
  • sweeten with honey, maple syrup or ground dates
  • for a vegan alternative use a vegan egg substitute or a mushy banana (or leave out completely)
  • mix with alcohol or don’t
  • serve with the amazing Gingerbread Biscotti I posted a few hours ago. 😉

Dairy Free EggNog

Ingredients

  • 4 cups dairy free milk (rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
  • 3 eggs (or vegan egg substitute)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, honey, sugar or other sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (plus more for garnish)

Note

For those wishing to go raw, you can omit the egg and blend ingredients with 1 frozen banana to help thicken it (I have not personally tried this)

Directions

Whisk ingredients in a large sauce pan.
Heat over medium until the mixture reaches 140 degrees F to kill the bacteria in the egg.
I like mine cold so I chill it at this point. But others like to serve it immediately. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg before serving.
Mix in rum, brandy, etc. before serving if desired.

 


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