Holiday Eggnog

Posted at 10:15 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 12:15:25-05


  • 4 c. milk, divided
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 3 lg. eggs, yolks only
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. rum extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg

1. Heat 3 cups milk in a medium saucepan over med-low heat until it begins to steam, stirring occasionally. Do not allow it to come to a boil.
2. While the milk is warming, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a mixing bowl for about 2 or 3 minutes or until it turns a pale yellow color.
3. Once the milk steams, while whisking, pour about 1 c. of the egg mixture into the steaming milk. Add the rest of the egg mixture while continuing to whisk. Keep cooking over med-low heat, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes or until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
4. Pour the mixture through a fine meshed sieve or colander with small holes to remove any scrambled egg bits. Stir in the remaining milk, heavy cream, rum and vanilla extracts. Completely cool at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg.