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Delicious homemade eggnog

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Delicious eggnog is not that difficult to make. Here are the directions on how to make this seasonal treat. Enjoy!

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Eggnog

4 cups milk

5 whole cloves

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

12 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups light rum

4 cups light cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over low for 5 minutes.
  • Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.
  • 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.
  • Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg.
  • Refrigerate overnight before serving.
  • Serve with a dusting of nutmeg on top.

A great place to get fresh spices is Penzeys. Here is the website http://www.penzeys.com.

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