Sunday, 1 December 2013

YOU GOTTA LOVE RAW VEGAN EGG NOG


You asked for it. No, really; you asked me to make a raw vegan egg nog recipe.. so I did. And dang, I sure am glad. This is delicious, warming, smooth, sweet and satisfying all at once. My dad agrees.

I wasn't actually planning on making anything today because I had a late night last night and meant to get some studying done today. Last night I went dancing with my lady friends and then we headed to an artsy shin dig in a sketchy area of downtown (rent is cheap so the poor artists flock there) I was wandering around the streets of downtown in my pimpin' jacket (it's giant, it's green, it's fake fur), a homemade turban to keep the rain off my glasses, and I was a little bit ahead of my friends... I am pretty sure I was mistaken for a homeless male drug addict. Milestone.

ANYWAY, I don't know where I was going with that, let's get back to decadent drinks and find that holiday spirit.


Although as a kid I loved egg nog because it was sweet and creamy and rich; as I grew older and made the choice to be vegan, this beverage became one of the first things took off my "I want this" list. Safe to say it was moved over to the "Never again" collection of foods. I think we all know it's not even remotely healthy, but we should also acknowledge that the stuff you buy in the grocery store is just weird. I mean, I'm sure the original homemade kind was a bit better; but now the generic variety is totally processed and totally suspicious.

There is really no reason to guzzle the milk of another species (mixed with the potential fetuses of ANOTHER species, mixed with processed white sugar) when you have this recipe! Seriously, check out the ingredients on egg nog next time you're tempted to buy it. Then think about what they really are. Yuck. 


OKAY I AM SORRY I'M BEING ALL WEIRD AND NEGATIVE TODAY. I personally don't tend to dwell on the ickiness - it's a word, shhhh - of animal products, and instead like to focus on the positives of healthy whole foods and plants. I guess my mind is trying to balance it out in this post. Ultimately I am not here to preach or tell you how to live your life and what to eat. I am merely here to humbly provide some simple, easy-to-make, mind-boggling delicious recipes. I hope you can appreciate and understand that. No time for haters up in here.


I am hoping these photos look okay to you, because I edited them on my tiny little lap top screen instead of the large monitor I usually use. The colour is also funky on my lap top screen so my fingers are crossed that these pics aren't terrible. Please forgive me if they look gross. I just realized how completely trippy it is that I am writing this in my bedroom right now, just typing out my thoughts as they come into my brain, and soon YOU are going to read them! And probably think "Wow, who IS this girl? She's lost it. I'm outta here."

But wait! I made you egg nog!


RAW VEGAN EGG NOG

1 cup pecans
4-5 cups water
1 cup dates
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

Blend it all up. Use hot water if you want a warm drink. It should have the consistency of egg nog but if it's too thin, add more dates or pecans. If it's too thick, add more water. Change the spice amounts as you like. Mmm... This will serve around 4 people.

60 comments:

Jess Pace said...

Looks delish! Might add a bit of rum ;)

Katy said...

I've been looking for a vegan eggnog recipe for so long! They were all so complicated, but I love how simple this one looks. So pretty, especially with the cinnamon dusting on top.

Joy Messier said...

Awesome! The last couple years I've only drank coconut milk eggnog which I personally think tastes way better than the egg and cream stuff, but this would be less processed and healthier. Can't wait to try it!

(also, I don't think you're a weirdo. I love reading people's random rants, makes me feel less insane).

Mallory Frayn said...

I'm a vegetarian so I still eat eggs from sustainable sources. May I point out that they are not fetuses as they have not been fertilized? If you really want to talk about eating fetuses check this out: http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/29/extreme-food-is-our-cultures-hunger-for-adventure-changing-the-notion-of-what-is-acceptable-to-eat/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter (or don't, it's kind of gross)

Amy H-F said...

Need this in my life.

Anonymous said...

Creamy, frothy, and spiced. Maybe add a little rum. Nice recipe! Thanks for your efforts, Em.

Anonymous said...

thank you! trying this tomorrow - I have been CRAVING the nog!

Emily von Euw said...

clever clever ;)

Emily von Euw said...

<3

Emily von Euw said...

that's right! keepin it real! x

Emily von Euw said...

thank you for the correction! right you are. and.. ick :S

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Your pictures look just fine :) And the recipe looks pretty tasty, too. When I moved to the UK and went to Starbucks for the first time they had eggnog lattes and though I like the taste I did think there was something about bizarre about a holiday drink made with egg... Weird.

Maria Tadic said...

This looks great! I love eggnog and have been looking for a healthier version!

Anonymous said...

pictures look great, don't give up your soapbox rants, looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this recipe. I had all of the ingredients so I just had to try it, and it is absolutely amazing! Thank you Emily:-D

Patty said...

I was JUST wishing I had a recipe for healthy eggnog and look what was in my inbox! Thanks for both the recipe AND the laugh. Loved your description of your outfit!

Katie @ Produce On Parade said...

Oh my! I will have to try this. I stalked the stores for the SILK eggnog for days but I would really prefer to make my own now that I'm vegan. Thanks for sharing!

Katie @ 24 Carrot Life said...

another one of your recipes pinned and ready to made. i dont even like eggnog (maybe because of all the yucky stuff in it like you said) but i know im going to love this version!

Roy said...

Wow, I was just thinking about how much I wanted eggnog... even as a vegetarian (who tries to eat vegan) I'm allergic to all brands out there (and all local cream brands on top of that). But I have to agree that drinking an egg sounds pretty nasty. Quick question, as I'm not used to using nuts: do you think this would still taste decent with roasted pecans instead of raw? (Allergies.)

Kristina Cahill said...

I'm not a vegan, but I also have never liked eggnog and after comparing the ingredients between this recipe and regular eggnog, I was shocked how bad it is for you! Love this healthy alternative, it was delicious. Even my skeptical husband loved it:)

Emily von Euw said...

Yep that's okay! Although if it's JUST raw pecans you're allergic to, any other nut will work deliciously :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yay!! That is what I love to hear :) Thanks so much xo

Anonymous said...

This looks like a delicious recipe! I'm going to do it.
But what gives with all the pics repeated over and over and over? I think a gremlin got into your blog page....

Roy said...

Awesome!

It's actually all raw food, but your recipes are far too tempting to let that get in the way :)

dishing up the dirt said...

This sounds so stinking delicious! I am a new follower to you blog and I love it! My husband and I are organic vegetable farmers and we eat a lot of raw and vegan food. Love all of your delicious recipes!

A Pearl In The Making said...

I see you posted a recipe in Dec. '12 as well, which recipe do you like better?

Emily von Euw said...

This one :)

Emily von Euw said...

Oh wow!! That's tough! But thank you :)

realrawkitchen said...

I feel the SAME way about eggnog. It's such a holiday tradition, but then when I found out what was actually in it I was shocked (I don't know why, I feel like this is common knowledge??). Anyway, this sounds divine. It's so simple too! Something easy to whip up for the family, I imagine :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Found your recipe in a search - didn't really expect to find an ORGANIC VEGAN EGG NOG. Love your site and will try some of the other recipes. Thanks for posting

Abbie said...

Dude! This eggnog looks AWESOME. I can't drink eggnog because I'm dairy intolerant, plus high fructose corn syrup - gag. This stuff looks 8251655123 times better. oh my gosh.
I have one question about this - do you need a high-speed blender like a VitaMix to make this? I don't have a high-speed blender but I need this eggnog in my life.

Sibylle said...

I think it should be called "N'egg Nog", as in no-egg, hehe.

Looks lovely, I'm going to have to try this!

Emily von Euw said...

Genius.

Renard Moreau said...

[ Smiles ] Being vegan, I hate the term "Egg Nog". Also, since it doesn't contain any eggs, it should have been called, "Raw Vegan Eggless Nog"; that is just my opinion.

On the whole, I will give this recipe the full ten points!

Hav said...

i just made this for breakfast! my DH didn't want to partake which is good. more for me! this is delicious!

Somer said...

We have pastured chickens and sell our eggs for eating. All of our eggs are in fact fertilized as we have several roosters. We see them "fertilizing" the eggs all day long out in the field. Haha. If you are purchasing eggs to eat from cruelty free, sustainable sources, then they are likely fertilized eggs. Fertilized eggs can be eaten. It takes 21 days at 96.5 degrees under a broody hen or in an incubator for the chick to hatch. We collect twice a day and immediately they go into the fridge. I would imagine most sustainable sources function in the same manner. We never collect from a broody hen. We allow our broody girls to hatch out their young.

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks for sharing! I would not have known...

Emily von Euw said...

Yep.

Victor Spencer said...

Do you know the Chinese blend raw beans, rice or nuts with hot water to make thick, nutritious drinks like this one? I've drunk it for breakfast, as they do, several times and it was always a refreshing start to the day. But, now, I'd never thought of the possible applications of this concept to raw-vegan-food-ism. You're a genius!! I haven't made your egg nog yet but I can already tell it would be beyond delicious based on my previous water-and-nut drinks. I have got to try this this Christmas.

Emily von Euw said...

True that! I just call it that to give people the idea, ya kno?

x

Douggie B said...

WOW - I grew up w/ a family tradition of eggnog from a locall dairy. When I got out on my own, was introduced to the Joy of Cooking recipe. Having become a whole food plant eater on my journey towards optimal health and dietary excellence, I am stoked to have a home made raw recipe we can all enjoy .. one question! We always made our eggnog with a sort or two of rum and brandy .. any comments? Thanks for helping evolve a happy, healthy holiday season! Ho Ho Ho

Anonymous said...

Do you blend and serve. or the actually use a net? thanks

Gabe W. Beasley said...

You can describe a new species with less pictures! Not bad, but you might try changing your f-stop a bit more often to take in more or less of the pic then just the cup.

Emily von Euw said...

Add the rum! Let's get buzzed the healthy way! :D

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ϔʊ Ŀεε Ḁђ said...

I just tried to make this in my magic bullet and it came out so chunky it's barely drinkable. I wish I had a real blender. :( What did you use to make it so smooth? I really like the taste and am considering getting something more powerful that can actually blend nuts.

Jacktastic87 said...

Hey, I tried following the recipe as described, and the pressure caused my food processor to leak, and dates were not processed well. It's a very heavy duty one, as I've made nut butters and cheeses in it before. Just wondering (though not included in instructions), should I be soaking the nuts and dates first?

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm... do you have a blender? I think that would work better. You can soak them first - sure! :)

Emily von Euw said...

Oh I should probably have warned against using a magic bullet haha... they're great for sauces but that's about it. I have a vita mix :) Blendtec is also good.

I'm a Bingham said...

Cycle of life. I know derision of products coming from other species provides the yin to your whole food appreciation yang but there's a whole cycle of life that should be celebrated. If a happy chicken is going to lay a beautiful egg every day regardless and that is full of the sun's energy, is it not a waste of that energy (and more harmful to the planet) if it is left to rot? There is so much incredible nutrition in an egg and a whole world of tastiness and connectedness (also words :-) ).

Regular Guy said...

Just made this recipe (skipped the nutmeg, since I'm not a big nutmeg fan). Delicious! Finally, i can get rid of the unhealthy store-bought egg nog holiday tradition!

Emily von Euw said...

Right. But have you ever seen a factory farm? They are where 99.9% of eggs come from, and I think we can all agree that those chickens are NOT happy. That is what I am disgusted by, and boycotting. But if you have your own blissed-out chicks frolicking in your backyard, free to do as they please, and you love them and treat them compassionately, then to be honest; I don't believe it's such a terrible thing to use their eggs.

Emily von Euw said...

That's what I LOVE to hear :D x

Regular Guy said...

Will this recipe be in your new book?

Anonymous said...

Made this last night for my families vegan Christmas dinner, it was delish! Can't wait to make it again. On a side note, I did add some vegan pumpkin spice creamer to the recipe, half a cup and then added another half cup of water to keep it from becoming to thick. Thanks for the recipe, this will be a staple at our holidays from now on:)

Emily von Euw said...

Nope, but it's here :) Almost all the recipes in my book have never been seen before!

Anonymous said...

Sorry but this sounds totally Nasty. I went looking at vegan egg nog thinking it could help save money but there is no way I'm gonna try this.. besides the eggs it's missing many other normal (non dairy) egg nog ingredients. I'll keep looking .. besided.. I love eggs.. hey vegans.. you need to try a fried egg sandwich.. fry two eggs over easy and place on toast. pop all the yellow runny yolks and let the yolk spread all over the sandwich. It's heaven on toast.You try this.. you may just go back to eating eggs !

I'm a Bingham said...

100% agree with you. Factory farms are the Auschwitz of poultry- not sure how people can be sickened by German treatment of the Jews and then go and buy 'Value' eggs.
I love going to visit my parents and having all the produce from their garden and eggs from their chickens. Those little peckers get more love and attention than I do- they're my mums babies since I left home!
Do you think the egg nog would work with almond milk (I made my first ever batch this weekend) or do you think it would be too almondy?

Mindy said...

Absolutely delicious! I just blended us up a batch, but instead of the water, I used half soy milk and half coconut milk. I also splurged at bought medjoul dates from the markets. They were more expensive, but totally worth it! Might have to make another batch real soon! Thanks for posting :)

Brooke Alexa said...

Seriously, ALL of your recipes look absolutely incredible!!!! And you take awesome pics!!!! I think I need to take a week off of work just to whip up a few (or all) of these!! hehe!! Thank girl!! xoxo

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