Maple milk -- a vegan alternative to egg nog.

maple milk– a vegan cousin of eggnog

Maple milk -- a vegan alternative to egg nog.
Maple milk — a vegan alternative to egg nog.

This holiday season, we’ve discovered a tasty new treat to drink– maple milk.  If you like eggnog, give this a try.  It’s vegan and delicious and free of the problems of drinking raw eggs.

You won’t find it in stores (my husband dreamed this up) but you can make it at home in less than a minute.  Here’s a recipe for a creamy holiday cocktail:

maple milk (serves 2)

  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (the real stuff!)
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (we use vanilla-flavored almond milk)
  • *optional for adults:  add a shot of dark rum or vodka to make a stronger cocktail

Mix well. Adjust the sweetness to your own taste.

Add a dash of cardamom or nutmeg on top of each glass, if you want an extra bit of color and flavor.

Skål!