• Prep Time

    5 minutes

  • Cook Time

    15 minutes

  • Serves


  • Calories


  • Nutrition Facts     estimate only



  • 2 cups fairlife whole ultra-filtered milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 whole cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Step 1

    Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.

  • Step 2

    In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk, cream, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Stir often until mixture reaches a bare simmer.

  • Step 3

    Whisk ½ cup of the hot milk mixture slowly into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Continue slowly adding the milk until incorporated.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and return to the stove.

  • Step 5

    Increase temperature to medium heat, whisking constantly for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is just slightly thickened. Do not allow it to boil.

  • Step 6

    Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and rum. Remove and discard the cloves, and allow the eggnog to cool for 1 hour before transferring it to a pitcher.

  • Step 7

    Refrigerate overnight before serving for best taste. Store in the fridge for up to one week.

    recipe courtesy of ashley cote of spoonful of flavor

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