Nothing is more decadent than a chilled egg-milk punch spiked and spiced with warm winter spices AND the holidays would be incomplete without this creamy cocktail to celebrate the Yuletide festivities.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 60 minutes – overnight
Yield: 12 cups
Glassware: punch glass or rocks glass
Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan, and heat on low until mixture comes to a boil. Be sure to stir occasionally to avoid burning.
In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together with a hand mixer until fluffy. When egg whites are fluffy slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture. Pour the whipped mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking continually for an additional 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
Carefully strain into a pitcher to remove cloves, and let cool in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Stir in rum, cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg. Serve over ice. *Or, for the best flavor allow to refrigerate overnight before serving.