A Healthy Christmas Recipe

December 06, 2012

Coconut Milk with Holiday Spices

Skip the eggnog this year, not only does it not taste great (in my opinion!) but it's soo unhealthy! Coconut Milk, the low fat, antioxidant rich, dairy free, wonder drink tastes AMAZING when warmed and spiced. Maybe you should leave this with Santa instead of milk this year! 

Serves 6
Ingredients:
  • 2-1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 3 (1/4-inch thick) slices fresh, peeled ginger
  • Long strips of zest from 1 orange
  • Freshly grated nutmeg or a pinch of cayenne
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together almond and coconut milk. Set aside.
  2. In a double-layer piece of cheesecloth, combine star anise, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, ginger, and orange zest. Enclose spices together in cheesecloth by tieing ends together.
  3. Place spice bag in milk mixture and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Quickly reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot sprinkled with nutmeg or cayenne.

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