I am happy to report that although finding a really good dairy free, egg free nog recipe is very challenging, this recipe shows it is possible!
I have tried several store bought dairy free egg nog drinks, but there were issues, so I stopped buying them. Either the taste was off or I did not want to consume the unhealthy ingredients that were necessary as preservatives.
Here is a fresh and easy dairy free egg nog recipe with no unhealthy additives that tastes really good. Try it with a splash of rum for some fun! Add a fun garnish like pomegranate seeds for holiday color. I have also added a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, but ground cinnamon would work as well.
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for several minutes. I really like this coconut milk and maple syrup in this recipe. Don’t forget a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top! I have also placed a few pomegranates on top for some festive holiday color. (Affiliate Links)
With the weather in New England unseasonably warm, it’s hard to imagine that Christmas is only a few days away. However, the evenings are cool and a little egg nog at a gathering and the holiday spirit comes alive in no time.
Try This For Smoothie Success:
I find that in order to be successful in my smoothie a day habit, I need a good routine where ingredients and tools are easily accessible. The ten minutes it takes to pull my blender out of the cabinet, and chop up fruits and veggies will too often come between me and my nutritious smoothie, especially during a particularly busy morning. However, with a few easy strategies, smoothie success is a breeze, even on the busiest of days.
- A great blender – While I have a larger blender for certain recipes, it is this smaller blender which you will find on my counter.
- Make my daily smoothies with this blender.
- Strong enough to whip up frozen fruit, ice, and nuts
- Easy to rinse cups (vs. harder to rinse and clean blender pitcher)
- Portable caps for the blender cups (so I can take my smoothies to-go!)
- Less clunky than a larger blender and fits perfectly on my counter top.
- Frozen fruit in plastic bags ready to go:
- It is super easy to buy frozen, pre-chopped fruit from the grocery store.
- Reasonably priced and organic produce available.
- If buying fresh produce, freeze by placing fruit on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread fruit in an even layer with no pieces touching. Freeze completely and then place in plastic bags. If you place fresh fruit in bags and freeze, you will have frozen clumps of fruit that are hard to separate and use. 🙂
- Have your favorite smoothies all year, not just when fruit is in-season.
- I often transfer the contents into resealable individual clear plastic bags for easy use. It is easy to monitor when the supply is running low.
What are your plans for the holidays?
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 cup coconut milk (I use canned full fat)
- 1 frozen banana (cut in chunks)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I like Ceylon Cinnamon)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- cloves pinch (optional)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional depending on your sweetness level)
- Splash of rum
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for a few minutes until completely combined and a little foamy and frothy.
Garnish with sprinkled cinnamon or nutmeg. I have garnished with a few pomegranates for holiday color. Optional: add a splash of rum.
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