Perfect for enjoying on a chilly winter day, this egg nog recipe is sure to warm you right up! Serve it with a cinnamon stick and a dash of nutmeg for a beautiful and tasty treat.
In a saucepan, blend milk, cinnamon, cloves, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla over low heat. Stir, and remove from heat just before boiling.
Combine sugar and egg yolks in a medium size bowl, whisk until light and fluffy.
Slowly add the milk mixture, a little at a time, while continuing to whisk.
Pour entire mixture in a saucepan over medium heat, stir.
Continue to stir until the mixture becomes custard-like in consistency. Be sure not to let the mixture reach a boil.
Pour the mixture into a serving pitcher through a strainer to remove the cloves.
Refrigerate the pitcher for 1 to 2 hours.
Remove from refrigerator, and gently stir in cream, light rum, remaining vanilla, and nutmeg.
Refrigerate the eggnog overnight.
Serve with a cinnamon stick or baking cocoa garnish.