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Dairy-Free Eggnog

This delicious Dairy-Free Eggnog tastes just like a cinnamon roll and is delicious with or without rum! It’s rich, creamy, ready in minutes, and just as easily enjoyed on a Saturday morning as on a Friday night! {Paleo-friendly}

Ingredients

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For the eggnog base:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk (including the cream AND oil portions, which sometimes separate in their cans)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional mix-ins:

  • Garnish with a sprinkle or two of allspice
  • Approximately 2 cups almond milk (more or less as desired)
  • 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup rum or other liquor

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg yolks on a LOW speed until creamy, or about one to two minutes. Slowly add the maple syrup to the eggs and continue beating until the ingredients are well combined. Set aside. 
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk and vanilla to a simmer. Then add the nutmeg and cinnamon and simmer for about a minute. 
  3. Next temper the eggs. Keeping the mixer on a LOW speed, gradually transfer 1 tablespoon of the warm coconut milk in the saucepan to the eggs. Then add another tablespoon of the warmed coconut milk and repeat this process until you have transferred a total of 1 cup of the simmered coconut milk mixture to the eggs.
  4. After that, transfer the tempered eggs from the bowl to the same saucepan that contains the remaining milk. Bring the mixture to a simmer, making sure not to scramble the eggs. Once the eggnog has simmered for about 1-2 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat to cool. 
  5. Keep leftovers refrigerated and consume within 48 hours. 

Notes

  • When tempering the eggs, it’s important not to scramble them. To prevent scrambling, the milk from the saucepan that is added to the eggs should be hot but not bubbling.
  • The eggnog base will thicken as it sets, especially once it is refrigerated. Add almond milk or other non-dairy milk of choice to create the desired consistency.
  • Yield is an approximation for the base. Your total yield will vary depending on how much almond milk and liquor you add.