November 30, 2011

Easy Vanilla Soymilk Eggnog

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Happy EggNog Month!!!
The weather is getting colder, Christmas songs are on the radio and people are starting to plan their packed filled holiday parties with cheer. 
Recently I was given an early holiday gift from a reader who enjoyed my blog and wanted to write a guest column highlighting my blog. 
{Soooo Exciting!}
Melissa also wanted to add a little guest post here about a favorite healthy treat to serve while hosting your guests during the holiday season.

Please meet Melissa from Blog Content Guild.
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Add a Healthier Twist to Eggnog With The Right Grocery List

The holidays are the perfect time to throw a party, and they’re the perfect time to reward yourself for eating healthy all year long. One thing people love to indulge in around the holidays is eggnog. As we all know, a holiday party just isn’t the same without tacky sweaters and eggnog. So, why not make your own eggnog and serve it at your holiday party? All you’ll need to do is add the right ingredients to your pre-party grocery list. Don’t worry. You won’t have to use any processed ingredients to make this beloved holiday drink, and it doesn’t have to be incredibly unhealthy. Here’s a recipe for eggnog that will warm your heart without clogging your arteries: 

Easy Vanilla Soymilk Eggnog 
Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño
Melissa C. writes about food for the Blog Content Guild. 

Ingredients you’ll need to add to your grocery list:
5 cups organic vanilla soymilk
2 cage-free, organic eggs
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 ½ teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 pinch of ground cloves

Split up the egg whites from the yolks.

Mix the yolks with all the spices and sugar. 

Beat the egg whites.

Pour and mix the soymilk in with the mixture of yolks and spices.

Add the egg whites in, and stir vigorously for about two minutes. 

Caveat: This recipe serves around three people. You can increase the ingredient proportions based on how many people will be attending your party.

To add a touch of decadence to this already decadent drink, you can mix in some fine spirits. Try to find some spiced organic rum and Angostura bitters. When it comes to organic rum, Crusoe is a great brand to try out, and so is Papagayo. Some people substitute bourbon or brandy for rum. So, you could do that, depending on your taste preferences. Here are the proportions of spirits you’ll need to add to your eggnog, if you want to give it an extra kick:

- ¾ a cup of bourbon, brandy, or rum
- 4 dashes Angostura bitters

The proportions above will make a pretty strong drink. If you’d prefer just a hint of alcohol, try a ½ a cup of bourbon, brandy, or rum instead. Mix the alcohol in well, chill your eggnog, warm up around a fire with your friends, and have a wonderful evening! 
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I really thought this looked to be a delicious recipe so you know me... I whipped it up the night she sent over the recipe and took a couple of pic's for you all to see. The results were a very light and flavorful eggnog without the heavy weight on your stomach, loved it.
Thanks again Melissa for sharing this fabulous holiday recipe.
Happy National Eggnog Month.
Enjoy!


*Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 

5 comments:

Hannah said...

This is the funniest coincidence... I just photographed a bunch of vegan eggnogs for a comparison post that will be coming up soon, and I used glasses that look almost exactly like yours. What are the odds!

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme said...

I love eggnog, and this looks like a delicious recipe.

Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño said...

@Hannah, It must just be the season. I can't wait to see your comparison post, you'll have to let me know when it comes out.
And these little glasses are actually from a Long Island Vineyard... they were the cutest little no stem glasses. :)

mjskit said...

What a perfect post! I love eggnog but it's normally so heavy and rich. This recipe is perfect! I won't feel so guilty this year. :)

Anonymous said...

Super great recipe!! I used almond milk instead of soy and it is still delicious!