Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This fabulous recipe for Holiday Nog is raw. It's also vegan (of-course) but it's still a little naughty. Kinda like me and I know damn well, a lot of you, too. But not as naughty as traditional nog. The recipe states it makes 4-6 servings so if you split the diff and go with 5, each serving is 4 WW points. The entire recipe produces a little over a quart of nog (about 4 1/3 cups).
I found the recipe on the VegNews website a few weeks ago and it's a good one. I have only one note to add: I personally think it tastes much better chilled. So if you want to drink it right away, use very cold water and maybe even frozen cashews (though I'm not sure if that would effect how well they grind up in the blender). Other than that, I think it's perfect in every way. The longer you let your blender work on it, the creamier it gets.
If you're looking for something that tastes just like traditional egg nog (blurgh), this isn't it. Better to go with the soy egg nogs that are available this time of year. But this is definitely in the nog family and the creaminess and nutmeg makes it taste very familiar. Plus it's nice not to have to turn to soy all the time and it's really delish in it's own right. I've got a big jar of it chilling in the fridge right now and plan to drink it tonight with The Husband. Maybe with some rum. Which means it won't be raw any more, but it'll definitely be even more naughty.