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Course Drinks
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 cups


  • 6 cups milk
  • 3 cups cream
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 bean vanilla split and scraped
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 15 ounces spiced rum. brandy, or whiskey


  • Place milk, cream, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, vanilla pod and seeds in a pot. Bring to a light boil and remove from heat.
  • Mix egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until pale in color. Slowly pour in the milk mixture while whisking. Cool to room temperature, strain and refrigerate.
  • Once the mixture is chilled serve with 1 1/2 ounces rum, brandy, or whiskey per cup of eggnog. For a large batch mix 15 ounces of rum with all the eggnog. Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg and serve immediately.