Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Nothing says the holidays like eggnog! And nothing adds joy to an evening with friends this season like spiked eggnog! So whether you’re hanging out by the fireplace, trimming the tree, or settling into a friendly game of cards…enjoy the recipe below. Not wanting any alcohol in yours? Just omit the rum and you can still enjoy a frothy and delicious holiday treat! And if you are short on time, you can always purchase pre-made eggnog and doctor it up at home.
Spiced Eggnog with Rum — modified from Martha Stewart
In medium saucepan, whisk milk and sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Whisking constantly, pour hot mixture into yolks in a slow and steady stream.
Return mixture to pan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, 20 to 25 minutes; do not let simmer. Quickly strain into a bowl. Stir in bourbon, if desired, and cream. Cool completely; cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled.
Serve in glasses or mugs. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.