Easy, made from scratch dairy-free egg nog + recipes for festive tea lattes!
by Tea Master Daniela Cubelic
Create a fabulous festive drink by mixing tea with egg nog. Enjoy it with brunch, as an after-dinner drink, or at any festive gathering. Serve in heatproof brandy snifters, latté bowls or generous sized mugs.
When you learn how to combine the right tea with egg nog, it can dramatically enhance the taste of the egg nog. By diluting the egg nog with tea, you’re also reducing calories. AND best of all – it can taste even yummier!
For many of you (myself included) egg nog on its own can be too sweet and rich, but by adding tea you’re cutting back on those elements, while adding fabulous flavours that can be complimentary. If you’re still reluctant to try egg nog, I’ve created a dairy-free pecan egg-nog recipe that has turned many into egg-nog lovers. I’m sharing the recipe with you here as well…
Egg Nog Tea Latte
To make 1 cup egg-nog tea latte, use 1 tsp. loose tea or 1 of our premium teabags* and 1/2 cup water to brew the tea, instead of 1 cup water. When the tea has finished steeping, mix with equal parts of your favourite heated egg nog. *Please note, our fresh premium quality organic teabags and loose teas are more flavourful than other brands, so you need less per serving than with other teas. If you are not using our tea in this recipe, you’ll need to increase the quantity of tea.
Home-made Pecan Nog Recipe
I find store-bought egg nog to be too rich and too sweet, and it also usually contains artificial flavours and chemicals that I prefer to avoid. I decided to create a dairy-free alternative that didn’t taste like a sacrifice and after much recipe testing, I settled on pecans because of their nutty, creamy, buttery taste. While I love making almond, cashew and walnut milks, I found that the pecans make the best “nog” hands-down.
-Always use hot liquid in this recipe instead of cold, because the heat makes the pecans taste nuttier.
-Add more water or brewed tea to adjust the thickness of the nog.
-Increase or decrease maple syrup, sugar or nutmeg to adjust the sweetness to your liking.
-Always start with high quality ingredients. If the pecans or nutmeg are stale this won’t taste as good!
-Keep the ratio of tea to egg nog about equal parts – believe it or not, it actually tastes creamier and better when you don’t use too much egg nog!