Creamy, sweet and indulgent, a traditional eggnog is the classic taste of cold Christmas evenings. Our recipe of eggs, milk, cream and sugar is made ever-more comforting with a mix of festive spices, including ground cinnamon that provides a hint of warmth, perfect for December evenings curled up in front of the fire with a good film.
In a saucepan, combine the milk, cream, Cinnamon, Vanilla Seeds and pod, and Nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat, once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.
In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. If you wish to add alcohol, stir in at this point then cover and refrigerate overnight, or for up to 3 days.
Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve with sprinkle of Cinnamon and Schwartz Cinnamon sticks if desired.