IMG_9311I love eggnog. But I just couldn’t get myself to buy the store-bought versions this year. I read the ingredients and there are just fillers that I don’t care to consume.

So, here’s my version of eggnog. I made it dairy-free and sugar-free for a fun twist (and perhaps a more suitable option for you).

You might be thinking eggnog is bad for you…but it’s actually a nice blend of natural saturated fats.  It might be exactly what you need to start feeling more balanced.  Indulge a little and enjoy!

Coconut Eggnog

  • 2 cans coconut milk (whole fat, BPA Free can – Native Trees, Natural Value)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. honey (or ½ c. maple syrup)
  • Very tiny pinch of sea salt
  • ¾ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg, more to taste
  • 2 whole cloves
  1. In a medium sized pot, heat the coconut milk over medium heat.  Do not boil.
  2. In a small bowl beat the eggs.
  3. Add nutmeg and cloves while the milk is heating.
  4. Once the milk is hot but not quite boiling, whisk ½ c. – 1 c. of hot milk into your bowl of eggs. Then, pour your eggs directly into the remaining coconut milk. Continue to whisk the milk comes begins to thicken – about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey and vanilla.
  6. Pour the eggnog through a fine mesh sieve or strainer into a Mason jar and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  7. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.

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