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It's time to do the eggnog dance. Oh yes. You might be thinking, "Eggnog? It's technically not even November yet!?" and to that I say, "If you add pumpkin, anything is game for October." Hence, the eggnog, which I was badly craving ever since I saw the organic cow milk egg nog at the store.
I inquired about the non-dairy stuff and the stocker told me they only get a few cartons here and there. Boo that. Sometimes I forget I can just make the stuff (1000x better too) at home! So yesterday I decided to make me some! Except, I was out of cashews...drat! I wasn't about to let that stop me though. Macadamia nuts swooped in to the rescue, but I recommend using cashews. This recipe is adapted from my most delicious eggnog recipe.
A thick and creamy, non-dairy pumpkin eggnog that’s vegan and sweetened only with dates. You’ll be amazed how incredible it is!
Spiced Pumpkin "Eggnog"
A thick and creamy, non-dairy pumpkin eggnog that’s vegan and sweetened only with dates. You’ll be amazed how incredible it is! NOTES: Due to the whole-food ingredients, please consume within a of couple days. The rum is barely, barely noticeable in this eggnog, so adjust accordingly. Please use freshly ground nutmeg, it makes a world of difference!
Yield: 10-15 servings
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 cups fresh cold water
- 1 15oz. can full-fat coconut milk
- half of 1 15 0z. can pumpkin puree
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp. spiced rum (optional)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- Cover the cashews in boiling water and allow to soak for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile place all remaining ingredients into the blender. Once the cashews are done soaking, drain and add to blender.
- Blend on high for several minutes, until smooth and creamy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Bob tells me he loooves eggnog and to please share my glass with him right meow.
Dutch Word of The Day:
Pumpkin --> pompoen (pom-poon)
Good Deed of The Day:
Did you know Target now has their own line of veggie-based meat products! Yes! They have a few different types: Mushroom Miso Meatless Turkey, Korean Barbecue Meatless Chicken, Smoky Chipotle Meatless Chicken, and Teriyaki Meatless Chicken. Target also carries Just Mayo. Who knew!? Spread the word!