It snowed today in New Jersey. Its actually still snowing as I type. We are used to weather reports claiming there will be snow then at the last minute they report that oops never mind the storm moved and we will be getting rain. Today we were supposed to get a few flurries and maybe a dusting, and next thing you know there are inches of snow out there. I walked in the thrift store with flurries and had to wipe snow off my car when I left. I wasn’t in there long at all!
When it snows it causes what I call a french toast panic, where everyone goes running to the grocery store for milk, bread and eggs. I had the thought to make hot chocolate, but I knew I was out of the choclate component of my recipe, and was not about to fight those french toast crazies in this weather. I still wanted a yummy drink for my boys and I to enjoy while looking out the window later tonight, after we came in from playing. After thinking over what was in our cabinets I realized I had the makings for dairy free egg nog, which would also be paleo friendly!
I admit normally we do not have so much coconut milk laying around. I dont really drink it, but there must have been a sale or I had a recipe planned which I’ve forgotten. I tend to do that often, buy an ingredient for a great idea then forget why I have it. I decided to try to use it in this dairy free egg nog, which is basically my normal egg nog recipe but with different milk! Thank heavens since I already told you about the current french toast panic. This leads us to the yummy egg nog recipe, no snow required!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 5 cups coconut milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- whisk egg yolks, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a small bowl and set aside.
- heat coconut milk, almond milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan until warm.
- pour about half of the warmed milk into the bowl with the egg mixture and whisk once or twice. pour back into saucepan.
- continue to warm over medium heat, whisking every few minutes, until the egg nog begins to thicken (before it boils).
- enjoy either warm, or refrigerate for a few hours and serve cold!