Spiced Eggnog

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spiced eggnog

Our evenings are getting mighty cold up here in the mountains which means it’s time for eggnog! I actually used to not like this sweet, custardy drink but I discovered recently that that was only because I had never had the homemade version.

The difference between store-bought and home-cooked eggnog is enormous and it’s really delicious if you make it yourself. It’s also very quick and easy to prepare so I highly recommend you leave the tasteless stuff on the shelf and cook up your own. Enjoy!

P.S.: This eggnog also makes a terrific latte, just mix 1/2 cup of the eggnog with 1/4 cup milk, steam the mix until hot, then pour a fresh shot of espresso in – tastes like a Starbucks PSL.

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Spiced Eggnog

An easy recipe for delicious spiced eggnog.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice, rum
Servings: 4
Calories: 430kcal


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup rum, optional
  • whipped cream, optional


  • Heat the milk to a low simmer in a saucepan.
  • While the milk is heating up, whisk sugar, spice and egg yolks until they are lighter in color and texture than they were when you started.
  • Take about 1/4 cup of the hot milk and quickly whisk it into the sugar/egg mix.
  • Repeat previous step two more times.
  • Transfer the milk/egg mix into the saucepan.
  • Stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, bring the custard to a low simmer and keep simmering until it is thick enough to just coat the back of the spoon.
  • Let the custard cool completely.
  • Stir in the cream and the rum (if using).
  • Serve cold, with whipped cream and pumpkin spice sprinkled on top.


Calories: 430kcal

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