This eggnog soy milk recipe is an easy solution to give you the option to always have egg nog in the fridge whenever! You can even make a single serving in about a minute. Adaptable for almond, coconut, oat, rice, and cow’s milk.
Basically, add the spices. pop in fridge, done! Not every part of it is made from scratch since this is meant to be quick and easy. If you would like to make the homemade version of soy milk, which I believe is worth making if you have the time, you can find the directions here. You can use any kind of plant-based milk you would like. If the milk that you buy already contains a sweetener, then you may not need to add as much within the recipe.
How to use Eggnog Soy Milk
This recipe is simply something you can whip up really quickly and store it in the fridge for whenever you’d like a cup of soymilk that tastes more like egg nog, or when you want to add it to
- a latte
- protein shake
If you add thickeners to the nog, it might be more like a cream that you would add to something (latte, coffee, cocktails, etc.) The thinner, regular version you can have as is…but can also add to your coffees, recipes, etc. as well:)
How to Add Thickeners
This plant-based egg nog would probably be considered “thin” for egg nog, however, it is on par with such store-shelved items such as Califia’s Almond Nog as well as many other plant-based egg nogs on the market. It’s completely fine with me, I don’t need my eats or drinks to be super thick. But if you want, here are ways to do it.
- You can add about 1/4 cup of heavy cream into the mixture and shake. Half & half is an option, however, it is less thick.
- If that’s not enough you can also add 2-4 pasteurized egg yolks and shake. You can find how to pasteurize egg yolks here. Spoiler Alert: it’s really easy.
- There are other thickeners and stabilizers such as xanthan gum and guar gum. I haven’t had good luck with xanthan gum and have found that it can block flavors from coming through.
What Kind of Sweeteners Do You Add?
I always try to opt for sweeteners that have at least have some data indicating a good safety profile as well as factors such as whether or not the molecule is naturally occurring or not. Stevia, Xylitol, and Monk Fruit Extract are mostly naturally occurring substances found in nature, and seem to have a pretty good safety profile. The above are considered sugar-free and theoretically should not raise blood sugar, as they are metabolized differently than glucose or sucrose.
Just a side note, I have been exploring a rad new sweetener from my local coffee shop that is a combination of sucralose, dextrose, and maltodextrin. Most likely bad for you (sucralose has been found in some studies to decrease insulin sensitivity), but wow! so good! Just a little packet of this and your food/drinks taste out of this world. I use it when I don’t have a choice at the coffee shop, however, since these are synthetic (man-made molecules), I try to steer clear if possible.
Tips & Tricks
- If you want that egg nog taste, you’ll need to add enough sweetener in order to bring out the flavor of the spices. On my first batch, I didn’t add enough, so felt like the nog was kind of bland. After adjusting the sweetness, the flavor of the spices came out and it tasted more like an egg nog.
- Especially if you add any heavy cream or egg yolks (for thickness), you may want to add a bit more sweetener.
- You can add some turmeric powder in order to get a slight yellow coloration for the aesthetics of the drink.
- Nothing beats freshly grated nutmeg. The time it takes for this is totally worth it IMHO. For this recipe, I used about half of a large whole nutmeg grated with the awesome Microplane spice grater.
For A Low-Calorie, Sugar-Free Version
To make this the lowest calorie egg nog, opt for an unsweetened plant-based milk, you can add the sugar-free sweeteners and only the spices without any thickeners. For example, some store-shelved almond milks are only about 40kcal per serving. You can use this and only add the sugar-free sweeteners along with the spices and get a pretty good authentic egg nog drink for only approx 40 calories for a whole cup!
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