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amazing eggnog

Recipe by
Carole Davis
Upper Arlington, OH

This uses cooked eggs for safety. I made this at Christmas for my son who wanted to buy store bought. He is permanently hooked

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For amazing eggnog

  • 4 c
    whole milk
  • 5
    whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 12
    egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 1/2 c
    light rum
  • 4 c
    half & half( if you can find light cream use that instead)
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg

How To Make amazing eggnog

  • 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
  • 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 an hour.
  • 3
    Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
  • 4
    Tip: If you look away while the egg mixture is thickening you can end up cooking the eggs which will make the mixture gritty and you will have to repeated ly strain.

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