This holiday season will have most of us just celebrating with only our immediate family. But, with all the Covid restrictions and social distancing guidelines, it still provides us with an opportunity to appreciate the vibe of Christmas and truly cherish the time we have with our close family members. We can still celebrate and make the most of this unique circumstance.
There are oodles of fun things we can do as a family. Don an apron and bake some cookies, get creative and make some festive Christmas cards and ornaments, do puzzles, play games, watch movies, bring out all your favorite holiday-inspired books and read them out loud, hop on Skype and call some friends and distant relatives, and cook a scrumptious meal for everyone to enjoy. Finally, end your days in front of a cozy fireplace and mix some festive drinks like the Vegan Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe I found in the Viva! Deliciously Vegan Christmas Guide! Then toast to the best Christmas ever!
Vegan ‘Baileys’ Irish Cream Liqueur..
- 75 ml Scotch Whiskey or Irish Whiskey
- 60 ml strong fresh coffee cooled or 1 heaping tsp of instant coffee dissolved in a small amount of boiling water
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 can coconut milk 14 oz
- 4-6 tbsp agave syrup or more to taste
- Place everything in a blender and whizz for 2 minutes or until completely smooth.
- Taste and adjust sweetness/whiskey strength or coffee strength as desired.
- Whizz again.
Some people are not fond of the taste of agave, and some experts say it has far more fructose than plain white sugar. So, you have several options to alter your vegan Baileys Irish Cream drink. You can substitute it with either honey or maple syrup. Depending on your taste buds, you may need to adjust the amount. Or stir your drink with a candy-cane if you don’t mind a refined sugar substitute. Create your own spin on this drink and make it a new holiday tradition!
Don’t forget to check all the other recipes included in the Deliciously Vegan Christmas Guide! Blow everyone’s Christmas stockings off with Viva!’s brand new, deliciously vegan recipe guide! Over 25 recipes including scrumptious starters, luscious mains, tempting sides, and heavenly desserts, not forgetting truffles, Christmas cakes, cheese and so much more! Cheers!