Guilt-Free Egg Nog For The Holidays!

Paleo egg nogThis is a guest post from Jason of Finding My Fitness

It’s crazy to think that you can go to the grocery store and see Christmas decorations already (at least here in the U.S.).

Around this time, I usually love to start drinking egg nog. There’s a problem though.

I can’t stand it anymore.

That’s not entirely true. I love it in theory. But then I start drinking it, and it’s so sweet that I can’t take much of it. Plus it’s too thick for me. I’ve given up milk for water long ago.

Then I found a recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple for a Primal Egg Nog. It’s a good recipe, but it needed a bit of help for my palate. This one is totally dairy free and uses honey instead of syrup.

Here’s my mostly-paleo, even sort-of-slow-carb egg nog. I hope you like it!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coconut milk, divided
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1-2 tbsp organic honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ground nutmeg or cinnamon for garnish

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the egg yolks, 2 cups of coconut milk, and honey.
  2. Over a medium-low heat, stir the milk continually until it starts to thicken, about 10 minutes. It’s important to gently stir the whole time.
  3. When it’s done with the heating, cool it in an ice bath until it gets to room temperature. You have to cool it quickly so the yolks don’t cook. Keep stirring for a few minutes.
  4. At this point, add the rest of the coconut milk and the vanilla. Maybe even a dash of nutmeg. Stir well.
  5. Before serving, garnish with some nutmeg or cinnamon.

Play around with the sweetness. Err on the side of less and adjust up.

I love that this egg nog is thick but doesn’t seem to coat your mouth in a film like its dairy counterpart does. And it doesn’t put you into a diabetic coma.

And especially if you love coconut, this will be right up your alley!

Incidentally, I’m just about finished with a Thanksgiving Recipe e-book, and this is one of my featured recipes. If you want to have a healthy Holiday season, this is an e-book for you.

Folks on my mailing list will hear about it first and get a hefty discount, so if you’re interested, you might want to get on the list. You’ll also get 10 of my favorite slow-carb recipes as a thank-you for signing up.

Happy holidays!

I’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite holiday-time drink? How can you modify it to fit within paleo/slow-carb guidelines?

-j

Jason has been overweight his whole life and is on a journey to being healthy and fit. He writes about his 4 Hour Body adventures with tips, encouragement, and advice on FindingMyFitness.com. Subscribe to his newsletter to get some more great slow-carb recipes!

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4 Responses to Guilt-Free Egg Nog For The Holidays!

  1. Tori October 2, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Would you recommend refrigerated coconut milk or the canned version??? Thank you!!

    • Jason October 2, 2013 at 2:51 am #

      Good question – to be honest, I haven’t used refrigerated coconut milk ever, but I’d probably wager the canned stuff is going to be better. My reason is that I think the refrigerated stuff is designed to be a replacement for dairy milk, so it’s going to be more for everyday drinking, oatmeal, things like that. It’s probably not meant for cooking. The canned stuff, on the other hand, is probably much thicker and used more in cooking. That’s the texture you want in your egg nog.

      You could try it with both and see which one tastes better!

      -j

  2. Tori October 2, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    Thank you so much, I love your site!!!

  3. jane November 19, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Asking for the husband–how does this work with a little alcoholic enhancement?

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