"And when youth's summer day is vanished,
And age brings winter's stress,
Her stores, with hoarded sweets replenished,
Life's evening hours will bless." —Charlotte Bronte
This delightful holiday treat welcomes your "winter's stress", and promises to lift you up and out of whatever wobbly mood may visit during the often hectic, frigid days of winter.
The history and lore of eggnog is as rich as its traditional ingredients. Suffice it to say, those who crave this winter holiday indulgence often fear its delectability due to the unhealthful nature of its distinctive, calorie-laden, potentially intoxicating components.
However, Heidi's mod take on this "forbidden" treat will leave you leaping towards the ladle, as you pour health into your holiday glass and feel good about opting in to tasty treats, knowing you are fortifying your body, while also expanding your idea of what it means to enjoy the holidays.
So, go ahead and create a new tradition this year! Share the indulgent love of this delicious, healthful version of traditional eggnog. As you do, trust that your loved ones—that includes you!—will know you are feeding their souls, while nourishing their wintertime bodies. Cheers!
2 cups almond milk or coconut milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 large egg yolks
2 TBSP raw honey
1 TBSP rum (optional)
Pour almond milk or coconut milk into a saucepan set over medium heat.
Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and raw honey if desired.
Once you see steam coming from the milk, remove the pan from the heat. Allow mixture to cool for 10 minutes.
Whisk in the egg yolks until fully incorporated. If the eggnog is too thick, add more almond or coconut milk until you reached the desired consistency.
Add rum if desired.
Serve warm or transfer the mixture to a glass container and refrigerate until fully chilled.