4 cups DRINKmaple maple water
1 cup raw almonds or raw cashews
6 egg yolks
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp grated nutmeg
1 Whole Cinnamon Stick
Optional: sweetener to taste (such as dash of maple syrup or honey)
Garnish: dash of cinnamon and/or cinnamon stick
(makes 4 servings)
Blend the maple water and raw almonds to create nut mylk.
Whisk egg yolks using a stand mixer or hand mixer on high speed until they lighten in color. Add the nut mylk, vanilla extract, and grated nutmeg and mix well. Add mixture to a medium saucepan and heat on medium low. Add cinnamon stick to mixture and allow to steep. This will enhance the egg nog slightly with some cinnamon flavor.
Stir mixture frequently and allow to thicken. You don’t want to rush this process or you’ll end up with scrambled egg nog. Cooking is finished when egg nog coats the back of the spoon.