Eggnog and I have never been best friends.
To be honest, I've never really liked creamy drinks. I'm talking whole milk, White Russians - pretty much anything that is thick and gross. I think that I sit down and think about all of the potential grossness that's in them.
Solution: this homemade eggnog is a breath of fresh air. It has limited ingredients and you don't have to question what's in it!
Adapted from Pickles & Honey
1 c. raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
3 c. water
5 medjool dates, pitted
1 medium banana, frozen
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of cloves
3 T. rum
3 T. brandy
3 T. bourbon
Combine all of the ingredients into the blender - it's that easy! Make sure that you blend it well. It should be frothy and creamy.
I bought these adorable reindeer mugs at the store and I couldn't wait to use them! They are just so festive and fun! My husband just shakes his head :-)
This recipe makes four servings. Be sure to top your eggnog with nutmeg and a few cinnamon sticks. I have two recipes (French Toast Casserole and Eggnog Streusel Muffins) coming up that use this eggnog, so get ready!