A Healthier Chai Spiced Eggnog Recipe Perfect For The Holidays
There are lots of food and beverages that are closely associated with the holidays, from gingerbread cookies and candy canes to pumpkin pie and mulled wine. And the arrival of eggnog in the dairy section of the grocery store is definitely high on that list. The problem with store-bought eggnog, however, is in the ingredients list. The added preservatives, gums, and artificial ingredients added to keep eggnog shelf stable, not to mention the high amounts of refined sugar, make it the kind of “treat” that does far more harm to your body than it’s worth.
Luckily, homemade healthy eggnog is so much easier than you’d ever expect, making it perfect for any last-minute parties or unexpected guests. It requires only a handful of basic ingredients and a few minutes of effort and attention to make eggnog at home. And the best part is you know exactly what is in it and can adjust it to your taste accordingly.
The recipe below for the Chai Spiced Eggnog starts with a simple base of egg yolks, coconut cream, coconut milk, and coconut sugar. But what makes this recipe extra special (and extra cozy) is the addition of Earth Echo’s Chai Bliss. This amazing superfood blend has all the traditional spices found in chai, which means it tastes as comforting as a warm hug.
But Chai Bliss is so much more than a comforting spiced drink. It also has natural nootropic energy blend to help boost brain energy and focus, as well as astragalus and zinc to help support immunity. Adding Chai Bliss to this healthier homemade eggnog recipe takes a traditional indulgent treat and creates something truly nourishing and perfect this time of year. *
The recipe below is a small batch intended for two servings, but it can easily be doubled if needed. Just keep in mind that because this recipe uses only natural ingredients, it should be consumed within a day of making it.
There’s also the option of adding brandy (or whiskey, or rum) to the finished product for a little extra holiday cheer. Though the recipe is just as delicious without the spirits.
Give the recipe below a try and indulge in the holiday festivities like you never have before!
Chai Spiced Eggnog
This Chai Spiced Eggnog is so much better than the store-bought variety and easier than you’ve ever imagined! Spiced with nourishing Chai Bliss, it’s the perfect cozy drink to enjoy all season long.
Take eggs and separate the yolks from whites, placing the yolks in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate the whites for use in another recipe. Whisk the yolks until smooth and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut sugar, and egg. Whisk to combine. Heat until simmering, whisking regularly. Be patient as this step could take up to 10-15 minutes. Once it starts simmering, remove from heat.
Whisk in Chai Bliss, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Let cool for 15-30 minutes, then cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours to fully chill. Overnight is ideal.
Remove the mixture from the refrigerator. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and serve chilled.
Add a shot of brandy to each serving for a boozy option.
This recipe is easily doubled if you’d like to make more than two servings.
Indulge in the season while feeling good about what you’re putting in your body. Give this eggnog recipe a try today and be sure to stock up on Earth Echo’s Chai Bliss through the link below! It will keep you warm and cozy all season long.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.