Our family LOVES eggnog; however, with the shocking list of chemical ingredients coupled with the high amounts of corn syrup, we tend to avoid it. That is, until I found we could make a healthy version for far less than we can buy it. Next time you are at the store, browse the ingredient labels of eggnogs for a whole new education on the disgusting stuff commercial companies are putting into our favorite foods to make them addicting. Then, come home and make this delicious version for yourself and feel the love!
- 3 cups raw milk curds*
- 1 cup raw whey* (Use this whey recipe.)
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon cardamom (optional)
- Pinch ground cloves (optional)
- Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
- 4 tablespoons coconut sugar (or other sweetener to taste)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 pastured eggs
*Or use extra rich raw milk or cream and allow the eggnog to rest for three to six hours at room temperature to encourage the growth of the healthy probiotic bacteria.
1. Whisk of blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
2. Serve chilled. As long as you use pastured eggs and raw whey and curds, this eggnog is safe. The bacteria and acid from the why will “cure” the eggs and kill any bad bacteria they might have. If your eggs are commercial or from a questionable source, simply gently and very slowly heat your eggnog while stirring continually to kill off the bacteria. (Or avoid the eggs and use the replacement suggested in number four.)
3. For a tasty treat, try cocoa or cacao powders in this recipe.
4. For a vegan alternative, use the equivalent extra rich nut milk with the equivalent water kefir or kombucha.
. Replace the egg with four pinches turmeric and ½ a teaspoon arrowroot starch to make it creamy and add that delicious golden hue.
5. Raw probiotic eggnog will keep several weeks in the refrigerator due to the healthy bacteria in it. If it gets too thick, simply add more milk with it in the blender to make it the right consistency. Or, simply use it in a healthy whipped cream recipe for a delightful eggnog whipped cream for cocoa or pie.