Amazingly Good Eggnog

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 5whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 ½ cups light rum
  • 4 cups light cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes.Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar.Whisk together until fluffy.Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick.Do not allow mixture to boil.Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg.Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.

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