1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water at least 2 hours
1/2 cup pitted dates (about 20-25 dates)
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp powdered cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups cold water
Cut the dates in half to be sure the pits are all out, and pour the 1 cup of boiling water over them, allowing the dates to soak for at least an hour. Longer is better.
When all the soaking is done, drain and rinse the cashews only.
Place the cashews, dates and date water, and all other ingredients in a blender, and blend on high speed for about one minute or until very smooth. Store in the refrigerator and shake well before serving.
3 cups Cashew Nog
1 1/2 cups Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
1 1/2 cups vodka
nutmeg for garnish
Stir or shake all ingredients together and chill well before serving, or serve over ice with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. Cheers, my dears!