Chai Eggnog Recipe

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Chai Eggnog

Mikekey K

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You can use rum or brandy extract for the flavoring, if you do not want to the alcohol. Cook time does not include 2 hour chilling time.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
milk, divided (2%)
3
pieces cinnamon stick (1/2 inch each), smashed, using the side of a knife
1/2
vanilla bean, split lengthwise
10
whole cloves
1/2 tsp
whole peppercorns, coarsely crushed
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
4
cardamom pods, crushed (or 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom) 1/2
salt, to taste
2 large
eggs
1/4 c
granulated sugar
brandy (or rum), optional, to taste
grated nutmeg for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 ½ cups of the milk with the cinnamon, vanilla bean, cloves, peppercorns, ginger, cardamom pods and a hefty pinch of salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer, (Do Not Boil) then turn off the heat and let it stand for 15 minutes.
2
Strain the mixture through a sieve, discarding all of the solids except for the vanilla bean. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the milk; discard the vanilla pod.
3
Wipe out the saucepan and return the milk to the pan over medium heat.
4
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl beat the eggs with the sugar for two minutes, or until they are light and lemon colored. Add the heated milk in a stream, whisking gently.
5
Return the egg-milk mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon, about four to six minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a simmer or the eggs will scramble.
6
Quickly add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk to the pan to stop the cooking. Transfer the mixture to a pitcher and chill for at least two hours or until very cold.
7
To serve, divide the eggnog among four chilled glasses, stir in a dash of brandy or rum, if desired, and top with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American


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