Are you looking for a Paleo Eggnog recipe that is completely Paleo?
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Before I tell you about this delicous paleo eggnog that is both thick and satisfying, first I need to wish you a Happy Holiday! As I’m writing this, our family is into full Holiday spirit, and I hope yours is as well.
Our Christmas tree is up, the kids have decorated it. The stockings have just been hung. And you can tell all our children are getting excited.
This paleo egg nog is thick like a custard. It’s very, very good, with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. If you drink alcohol, feel free to add a bit of rum in it, but know that you will definitely lose the Paleo stamp of approval. That would be a non-Paleo Paleo eggnog. Oh well. Sometimes it’s justified!
Egg nog is an acquired taste for some. You either love it (like, you grew up drinking it during the Holiday season) or you hate it (like my husband, a French chef, who didn’t).
PALEO EGGNOG RECIPE – 2 WAYS
This Paleo eggnog recipe can be made in 2 very different ways:
Either with raw eggs (that’s for the purists) or as a cooked custard (that’s for the safety-conscious). They are both delicious but remember that consuming raw eggs is not recommended for health safety reasons.
I use a blend of coconut and almond milk to imitate milk, and make it non-dairy. Because of the coconut milk, please know that you will taste coconut, which is very appealing and delicious to me, but may not be for others.
Almond milk is added, mainly to thin out my nog, and to cut the taste of the coconut, which would be overpowering otherwise.
Now, I know some love having egg nog for dessert. This is one of these recipes, because the nog is so thick and delicious.
When it comes to nutmeg, you can use a Microplane grater to freshly grate the whole nutmeg, which is so much better than buying ground nutmeg for instance.
As far as weight loss, let’s consider egg nog a “cheat” drink. Something you’ll indulge during the Holiday season. But you can also cut down the amount of maple syrup (in half or more) or eliminate it altogether. It seems weird at first to drink it unsweetened, but it actually works as you get used to it, and frankly, it’s a nice, courageous step towards your weight loss efforts.
So answer is YES! Eggnog can be fat-burning and help you lose weight.
Just make sure you cut down on the maple syrup. Now it’s your turn go make this delicious paleo egg nog and enjoy a glass of it! Like… Right now!
PALEO EGGNOG RECIPE – 2 WAYS
PREP TIME: 5 mins
TOTAL TIME: 5 mins
Rich in flavor but low in calories, this Paleo eggnog is dairy-free and perfect for bringing on the holiday cheer.
A simple swap of almond milk and coconut milk replaces the dairy, and is sweetened with maple syrup and laced with cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Since some prefer raw eggnog and some prefer it cooked, I am providing recipes for both.
Servings: 8 servings
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 2 cups almond milk
- 5 egg yolks
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Raw Eggnog Instructions
1. Blend all ingredients in a mixer until the egg yolks are incorporated, about 2 minutes.
2. Serve chilled with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Cooked Eggnog Instructions
1. Warm the coconut milk, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large saucepan over medium heat for about 4 minutes.
2. Whisk the eggs yolks in a medium mixing bowl until they are even.
3. Slowly pour the warmed milk mixture over the egg yolks while whisking constantly.
4. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and continue warming for another 4 minutes, being careful not to let it boil.
5. Chill in the refrigerator.
6. Serve cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.