Creamy, sweet and indulgent, eggnog is the classic taste of cold Christmas evenings. The velvety blend of eggs, milk, cream and sugar is made ever-more magical with a magnificent mix of holiday spices. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for that fuzzy festive feeling.
Top tip: for a special Christmas breakfast, soak slices of bread in eggnog and cook on a preheated skillet until golden brown to make festive French toast.
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.