Luscious Christmas eggnog

Luscious Christmas eggnog


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About this recipe: This version of the North American Christmas tradition actually cooks the eggs. Mixed with rum, this is a great Christmas party tipple.


Serves: 12 

  • 1L milk
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 600ml light rum
  • 1L single cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:9hr32min  ›  Ready in:10hr 

  1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and cinnamon in a saucepan; heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes, then slowly bring to the 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 teaspoons vanilla and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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Good, but not perfect.. - 01 Feb 2010


Creamy and tasty - a lovely Christmas drink! - 15 Dec 2009

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