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)
- In a medium saucepan over medium/medium-low heat, blend milk, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Whisk frequently until the mixture is almost boiling.
- In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Gradually add sugar (2 tablespoons at a time), whisking thoroughly before each addition.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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