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Paleo Christmas: Chilled Coconut Eggnog

Paleo Christmas: Coconut Eggnog

I have suggested coconut milk but you can use any type of nut milk. You could even freeze the eggnog in popsicle moulds if you wanted to create an icy Christmas treat.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
4 egg yolks
2 tablespoons coconut sugar or maple syrup, to taste
2 x 400 ml can coconut milk
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus extra to serve
1 ½ –3 tablespoons rum or brandy (optional)
almond milk (to make your own, click here for the recipe) to serve

METHOD
1 In the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks for a couple of minutes until doubled in size. Gradually add the coconut sugar or maple syrup and whisk for 1 minute. Set aside.
2 Combine the coconut milk, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
3 Turn the electric mixer to low and gradually whisk the hot spiced coconut milk into the egg yolk mixture until well combined.
4 Pour the mixture into a clean saucepan and stir gently but constantly over low heat for 5–10 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. Be patient with this process; if you turn the heat up too high or don’t stir, the mixture might turn into scrambled eggs. Remove from the heat and mix in some rum, if you desire. Set the pan over a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. (Be careful, you don’t want water overflowing into the eggnog!). Cover with plastic wrap and place the fridge to chill. (The longer you let it chill, the thicker it will become.)
Before serving, add the desired amount of almond milk to thin the eggnog and sprinkle with some extra nutmeg and cinnamon.

Written by Pete Evans

A love of food saw Pete begin his career as chef and restaurateur at the age of 19, opening numerous award winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally.

Pete has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala G?Day USA dinner for 600 in NYC.

Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel’s Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, and his latest The Paleo Way… stay tuned for Food is Medicine which is in pre production now!

It’s safe to say he knows his stuff, with over 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world.

Pete’s also a simple guy. He loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to The Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Pete’s belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life.
They say the proof is in the pudding, and if hearing Pete speak about The Paleo Way isn’t enough to get you excited, almost nothing will.

As a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Pete wants to change the lives of everyone around him, including you.

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