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Nut Nog

I recently got a request from a reader of this blog, Ted, that We Like It Raw highlight some great holiday recipes that could serve as substitutes for the traditional items that we are all use to having.

So what could be more holiday than Egg Nog? Taken from rawsacramento.net

Nut Nog

  • 2 cups almonds(soaked overnight in water)
  • 1 cup dates(pitted and chopped)
  • 1 vanilla bean chopped(or 1T vanilla extract)
  • 1 t cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 t cloves, ground
  • 1/2 t cardomon ground

Combine all ingredients, except for almonds, in a mixing bowl. Strain almonds, except for soaking water, place in blender with 1 quart filtered/spring water then liquefy on high speed, slowly pour mixture through strainer, over a collecting bowl to remove pulp(save for cookies or pie crust). Place 1/2 almond milk into blender with 1/2 of spices and dates, top off with filtered/ spring water, then liquefy on high speed. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Combine in bowl. pour into container and refrigerate. When serving, garnish with a dash of cinnamon. Serves 10.