PREP: 10 minutes | COOK: 3 minutes | YIELD: 3 x ¾-cup servings

Raise a glass to a Cleaned-up vegan version of this holiday favorite. Omit the rum and even the kids will love it!

1½ cups (360 ml) plain, unsweetened soymilk (the texture is thicker and creamier and works best)

1 tsp (5 ml) arrowroot

½ cup (120 ml) pure pumpkin pure (not pumpkin pie mix)

3 Tbsp (45 ml) pure maple syrup

½ tsp (2.5 ml) pure vanilla extract

Pinch ground cinnamon

Pinch freshly grated nutmeg, plus more to garnish

3 oz (88 ml) rum (optional)

In a saucepan, add ½ cup (120 ml) soymilk and whisk in arrowroot. Add remaining soymilk and the rest of the ingredients except for rum, and whisk together on medium-high heat. Once mixture comes to a low boil, whisk constantly until it thickens, which should happen very quickly. Remove from heat and stir in rum, if desired. Pour into mugs and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve hot.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING (WITHOUT RUM):

Calories: 105 | Calories from Fat: 18 | Protein: 4 g | Carbs: 18 g | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 0.4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sodium: 63 mg | Cholesterol: 0 mg