I accidentally discovered this recipe the first time I tried to make instant pudding for my dairy-allergic daughter: Not realizing that instant pudding requires the calcium in milk to thicken and set, I had tried making vanilla pudding using our favorite totally non-dairy creamer. I wound up with a really thick, smooth, vanilla-shake-like concoction instead, and when I added nutmeg to it, it tasted like the creamiest, most delicious egg nog I ever tasted -- without the eggs or the cholesterol! (You can even make it with fat-free non-dairy creamer if you're watching calories.)
So the Eggless Nog Recipe is as follows: 1 pt. Silk Creamer (or your favorite non-dairy milk substitute) 2 cups soy milk 2 lg. packages instant vanilla pudding* Nutmeg to taste
Mix in blender and enjoy!
*I use Jello instant pudding: it contains no dairy whatsoever, and I believe it is gluten-free as well.
On Dec 16, 2007
That reminds me of the time I tried to make dirt cake with rice milk for my diary allergic ds. Needless to say it never set so I was left with "dirt soup" as I called it. I poured it into popsicle molds and froze. It made the best fudge popcicles ever. This has nothing to do with egg nog but this is what your story reminded me of. Have a great day.