Whether it’s for health or ethical reasons, more and more people are turning to the vegan lifestyle. For those who don’t believe it’s real, or consider it a “fad”, consider this: veganism has grown by 500% since 2014 alone!
Of course, during the holidays, vegans cannot enjoy the traditional “egg nog”, as it contains dairy. However, that hasn’t stopped creative souls with coming up with an alternative, just like they have for many other foods, including burgers, meatloaf, and thousands of other foods. This is perfect also for those who havEe several vegan relatives during the holidays, and want them to feel included in the festivities.
- 15 ounces of coconut milk
- ½ cup of raw cashews
- ¼ cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Soak the cashews in the bowl with water, for at least 1 hour, or overnight, if preferred.
- Put all of the the ingredients into the blender, including the cashews, and blend until smooth.
- Serve into mugs, or if preferred, refrigerate for an hour or more, to serve chilled.
Eggnog can be served chilled or not, so that would obviously depend on the guests preference. For those who arent fans of coconut milk, other milk still works including soy milk, or plant milk, which is a vegan favorite. The maple syrup can be adjusted depending on the sweet tooth of you and your guests, and honey is also an additional way to sweeten up the eggnog, as well. There are other people who prefer to add whipping cream, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract, as well. A pinch of sea salt can be added, as well, for those who might want to combat how sweet the drink is, as well. A common nickname for the drink is Veggnog, combining vegan, and eggnog. While alcohol can be added, it is not traditionally added when it comes to vegan eggnog. The drink is a great way to include vegan people in the holiday festivities, or warm up during the winter with the rest of their guests. Enjoy!