Let’s tackle another emergency veganizing, shall we?
What’s a “veganizing,” you ask? It’s what happens when you want to take a dish that’s typically made with animal products, and replace the meat, eggs, or dairy with some plant-based alternatives. And why is this particular veganizing an emergency veganizing? Because the holidays are here, and there are vegans in desperate need of a plant-based alternative to eggnog. Your Mistress has spoken.
Of course, there are many varieties of store-bought, egg-free, dairy-free nog, and those are all fine and dandy. But making your own gives you the opportunity to use premium ingredients that suit your taste and might even be better for your health.
If you’re not vegan and thinking that this doesn’t apply to you, guess again! More and more these days, vegans are cropping up all over the place. It won’t be long before your little sister comes home from college and arrives at your holiday soirée proclaiming that she won’t drink your eggnog because she just learned what happens to baby calves once the momma gives birth on a dairy farm. Emergency veganizing to the rescue!
Not Your Mama’s Nog
Yields 4 servings
Here’s my quick and easy recipe for veganized eggnog. The ingredients are very wholesome, yet you’ll find it to be rich and creamy, much like the eggnog you grew up slurping. And this nog has a subtle banana dimension that makes it especially tasty. Of course, if you want some more familiar flavor, go ahead and spike it with a little rum, bourbon, or brandy. Lord knows, those flavors are plenty familiar to you. At least, that’s what I’ve heard…
- 2 cups plain unsweetened nondairy milk
- 1/2 cup mashed very ripe banana
- 1/4 cup crumbled silken tofu
- 2 medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch ground nutmeg
Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth. Chill in a covered container until ready to serve and use within one day.
I hope you and your loved ones have a splendid holiday, enjoying this delicious alternative to regular ol’ eggnog and wearing something that sparkles.
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