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Spiced Nog

We use nondairy milk — try hempseed, almond, or cashew milk — in our spicy nog mocktail.

spiced nog mocktail

Makes six servings
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus overnight to soak dates

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 fresh dates, pitted
  • 4 cups nondairy milk, such as hempseed, almond, or cashew
  • ½ tsp. vanilla-bean paste or vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground nutmeg, plus more to top each drink
  • Pinch sea salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Soak the dates in the milk in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. The next day, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Adjust spices to taste.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Sprinkle with a grating of fresh nutmeg before serving.

Suggested spirit: Top off with a dash of brandy or rum.

(a.k.a. "That Food Girl") is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and food stylist.

Photos: Andrea DAgosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Paul Jackman

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