It’s only the middle of November, but I’ve seen eggnog on the shelves since mid October already. I don’t usually drink a lot of eggnog during the holiday season, it’s one of those things where a little taste will do, but a lot is completely unnecessary. That’s what makes an eggnog latte so perfect. You get a little of the nutmeg and rum flavour, but it isn’t overwhelming. Since a lot of people who can’t tolerate gluten also can’t tolerate dairy, I decided to create a recipe for Vegan Eggnog Latte – you can’t get that in those red paper cups!
- 1 cup (250 ml) Silk unsweetened almond or cashew milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons (45 ml) coconut palm sugar or granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) rum extract
- 1/8 teaspoon (a pinch) ground cloves
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) hot, strong coffee (or two shots of espresso)
- grated or ground nutmeg, for garnish
- Pour the almond milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, rum, and cloves in a glass pint jar (500 ml).
- Place the lid on the jar to tightly seal, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Remove the lid from the jar, and microwave for 45 seconds.
- Repeat the above two steps two more times, or until the milk is hot and steamy (this will vary depending on the strength of your microwave). Remember, the jar does get hot, so use a dishtowel or oven mitt when handling it.
- Pour the hot coffee into your mug, and using a spoon to hold back the foam in the milk, pour the milk into your coffee mug. Spoon the foam on top of your drink, sprinkle with with ground nutmeg, and enjoy.
Feel free to alter the recipe by using a different dairy-free milk. Silk Canada has a great selection, whether you’re looking for almond, coconut, almond-coconut, soy, or their newest addition – Creamy Cashew milk. Cashew milk has only 60 calories per serving (33% less than skim milk), but has as much calcium per serving as dairy milk. In addition to be dairy-free, low in calories, and high in calcium – cashews are also rich in iron, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium and zinc.
Silk Creamy Cashew milk is now available in Canada! Be sure to look for while you are out doing your grocery shopping. You can even receive a coupon when you sign up to receive their newsletter. You can also find Silk Canada on Facebook, where they share news, recipes, and fun bits about their dairy-free milks.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.