Today was a decadent day, my mom, a friend and I went for pedicures and beforehand I grabbed a quick pick-me-up at a local coffee shop. When I saw Eggnog Latte on the menu I swooned, however I asked to read the carton and quickly changed my mind. The ingredients list left me wanting for true Eggnog.
Here is what it read: Grade A Milk and Cream, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Egg Yolks, Sugar, Nonfat Milk, Natural and Artificial Flavors (like what?!), Spices (ahmmm, go one- what kind?!), Carrageenan, Annato (color), turmeric (color).
I decided to skip the latte and got a tea instead. But, it wet my whistle and got me in the mood for some sweet holiday drinks to sip on. Check out my recipe below for the easiest, do it yourself, can every be non-alcoholic version of eggnog. I'm not sure why you would ever buy it in the store again.
This will take you two minutes, really.
1 cup whole milk
2 egg yolks (choose a trusted source)
1 Tbsp local honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp nutmeg (fresh ground is best)
INSTRUCTIONS: Throw it all in the blender, blend, voila! I like to serve it with a little cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled on top. You can also add spiced rum if you would like to feel extra warm and fuzzy.
Here are a couple additional recipes if milk or eggs are out on your preferred eating plan.
Caitlin Johnson is a dietitian, wife, lover of ice cream, chef wannabe, California-girl, Christian, liver eating, "food-avore."
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