(Disclosure: This recipe was originally developed as a part of a sponsored Recipe ReDux with the Soyfoods Council.)
This quick and easy "no egg" eggnog is a wonderful, allergy-friendly Christmas treat for people who can't have eggs.
~by Regan Jones, RD
It used to be that if I saw an "egg free" or "dairy free" or "corn free" or "whatever free" recipe, I assumed that person or site had a bias against that particular food. I'm sure that principal still holds true in many cases, but nowadays I'm a little softer in my appreciation that most of us are just trying to lead happy, healthy lives. And in some cases, that means making dietary changes that we might not really "love" to make, but we do it because we feel better that way. It doesn't mean we think everyone should eat like we do. It's just us, being us. No dietary evangelism. No judgment.
I've shared with you quite a bit about my troubles with too much sugar and my husband's need to be corn free, but rest assured that both of us would love copious amounts of both sugar and corn if they didn't make us feel less than our best.
Eggnog is an iconic Christmas drink, but have you ever really thought about folks who can't or don't eat eggs? Maybe they LOVE eggnog, but it doesn't love them. Should they really forgo the celebration? Not if they're coming to my house, they shouldn't. I'm sure there are ready-made eggnogs you can find in your grocery store. But honestly, when making an egg free eggnog is this easy, why not just go the homemade route? The beauty of this recipe is how quick, easy and simple it is to make. You know exactly what's going into it and you can dose up the bourbon to suit whatever spirit you're in for the season. Happy Holidays, indeed.
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Egg Free Eggnog
4 servings (2 cups, 1/2 cup per serving)
- 1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated silken tofu packed in water, drained
- 4 to 6 tablespoons bourbon
- 4 to 6 tablespoons vanilla syrup (this is not extract; these syrups are usually found in the coffee aisle)
- 2 to 4 tablespoons water
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Pour into cups and sprinkle with additional nutmeg.