Embrace the holiday spirit with our Festive Spice Elixir, a delightful twist on the classic homemade eggnog. Ditch the store-bought versions with preservatives and artificial ingredients and treat your loved ones to a creamy concoction infused with the warm flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and a hint of ground cloves. This easy-to-make recipe promises to elevate your festive gatherings, impressing family and friends with its rich, indulgent taste.

Festive Spice Elixir


  • 2 cups whole milk or 2%
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 6 egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Extra ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium/medium-low heat, blend milk, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Whisk frequently until the mixture is almost boiling.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Gradually add sugar (2 tablespoons at a time), whisking thoroughly before each addition.
  3. Using a ladle, incorporate about 1/3 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking thoroughly. Continue this process until most of the milk mixture is integrated into the egg mixture.
  4. Return the combined mixture to the saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, until the temperature reaches 160 degrees F. The mixture will be slightly thick but will further thicken as it cools.
  5. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla, and serve with optional whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg.


  • Use a candy thermometer to ensure the mixture reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Stir and whisk almost constantly to prevent burning or scorching.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Adjust spice levels according to your taste preferences.
  • For optimal flavor, chill the eggnog overnight.


Delight in the warmth and charm of the holiday season with our Festive Spice Elixir. This unique take on the traditional eggnog guarantees a creamy, flavorful experience that will leave lasting memories. Whether enjoyed by the fireside or as the highlight of your festive gatherings, this homemade masterpiece is sure to become a cherished tradition in your holiday celebrations. Cheers to the joy of sharing and savoring the magic of the season!

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