Raw Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog

by Susan on October 28, 2013

Raw Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog @Rawmazing.com

It’s that time of year! Temperatures are dropping and blustery winds are blowing. I don’t have the same kind of fall and winter in the bay area as I did in Minnesota, but I do get a fall and winter. It’s just different.  You wake to 48 degrees and by 3 in the afternoon it can get to 80. But as soon as the sun starts to go down, the temperatures fall as fast as the light goes away. The key to living here seems to be dressing in layers. 

Last night we had a huge wind storm. Gusts of over 60 miles an hour reeked havoc all over the bay area. We took the dogs out for a quick walk and believe me, it was terrifying being out there. Branches were blowing down, power was going out and apparently 5 big rigs were blown over on the highway. Now that is some wind!

We choose to take off the chill and get toasty with this Hot Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog. Fresh hazelnut milk, fresh pumpkin and a handful of spices go into the blender and are spun up just enough to get warm. A delicious addition to a crackling fire and some nice wool socks. 

Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog @Rawmazing.com

You are going need a batch of Hazelnut milk for this recipe. It is so tasty! You can find that recipe here: Hazelnut Milk

Organic Cinderella Pupkin @Rawmazing.com

For this recipe, you will need a “Sugar Pie” pumpkin or any other edible pie pumpkin. Don’t use the ones that you are going to carve for Jack-o-Lanterns. Pumpkin is a great veggie to add to your list. It is packed with vitamin A, beta carotene and fiber. And if you are looking for potassium (which is great for heart health) pumpkins have more potassium than bananas!

Pie Pumpkin @Rawmazing.com

It’s easy to get the meat out of a pumpkin. First you will cut off the top with the stem. It is very difficult to cut through the stem so just get rid of that piece. 

Pie Pumpkin @Rawmazing.com

Quarter the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Then all that is left is to peel the quarters and slice them into approximately 1-inch pieces. 

Pumpkin @Rawmazing.com

A quick buzz in the blender and you will have a delicious, nutritions warm drink for your fall and winter evenings! 

Pumpkin Hazelnut Spice Nog @Rawmazing.com

P.S. These are my FAVORITE hot drink glasses. They are insulated so they keep the liquid warm and your hands cool. They are also pretty snazzy to look at! You can find them here: Insulated Latte Cup Set

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Anna October 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

That definately looks yummy and I am going shopping for the ingredients tomorrow to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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Susan October 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

You are welcome!

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Jenni October 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

This sounds amazing. I was under the impression that pumpkins are super difficult to deal with, but you just showed me how easy it is to get the meat out! Now I’m going to have to make something with a fresh pumpkin. :)

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Maya October 29, 2013 at 8:14 am

This sounds DELICIOUS! Where do you find Sugar Pie Pumpkins? I have looked in grocery stores and in the Byward Market here in Ottawa (a Farmer’s Market) but have found none.

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Liliane October 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

Wonderful recipe. Thanks Susan.
By the way, where in the bay area do you live now? I’m in Milpitas.

Have a rawmazing day !

Blessings
Liliane

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Isis- Little Mountain Haven October 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm

That looks amazing! I can almost smell it from here.

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Shannon October 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Wow! Susan you have done it again! Thank you for this delicious creation for Fall! I love the photos of the Nog with the dark brown wood and cinnamon sticks. I swear I can taste your photos! LOL! :-)

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Marinna October 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I just made it! I used almonds instead of hazelnuts, and it is still really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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Susan October 31, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Marinna, So glad you liked it!

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Laura-Jane October 31, 2013 at 7:27 pm

This looks delicious, Susan. What a wonderful way to use up extra pumpkin this time of year.

I love the look of those latte cups, too. They are calling to me. I can picture myself curled up with a book, some pumpkin hazelnut nog and one of those cups!

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flower power November 4, 2013 at 6:46 am

But, how does putting everything in a blender make it “warm”?

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Susan November 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

If you have a high-speed blender, and you blend it, the friction will eventually heat the ingredients. You can make very hot soup in a Vitamix. :-)

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Oly November 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

What did you use the rest of the blended pumpkin for? Can I somehow save the rest for tomorrow?

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Susan November 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

You can store it in the refrigerator for a week. Or make these: http://www.rawmazing.com/raw-pumpkin-cranberry-ginger-parfaits/ :-)

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Ian November 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Wow! This recipe looks fantastic. I have a Vitamix and definitely plan on making this for my wife and I. We have a sugar pumpkin that’s just been waiting to be used. Thank you for sharing!

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Summer November 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Hi Susan!! My grandmother and I have just started looking into eating Raw and we aren’t really set up to do it…but we have given it a try! We tried the Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog, but it didn’t turn out quite like I thought it would. It came out kind of grainy/pulpy, do you have any ideas why? We do not have a VitaMix.
Thanks!

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Susan November 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Unless you have a high-speed blender, you will have trouble getting a really smooth consistency. Cheers!

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Kristen @ The Vegan Weirdos Next Door November 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I never was a fan of nogs pre vegan days – actually, I never bothered to try them because I found the idea of drinking raw egg repulsive. What do I look like, Rocky Balboa? LOL. Anyway, I can’t wait to give this a try. I’m trying to eat more raw vegan and less junk food vegan and this will definitely be something I’m sure to enjoy.

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ruta December 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

What to substitute pumpkin with? Any ideas, folk? Tried butternut squash – didn’t work.

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Susan December 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Why not use pumpkin? If you can’t find it or don’t like it, check the drink section under the recipe tab. There are other warm drinks and nogs there.

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ruta December 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Ok, comments just above my own sugested me, that the problem probably was with blender, don’t posses a right one.

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