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Recipe: Eggnog


  • 700 ml whole milk
  • 240 ml double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg.
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 130 g granulated sugar
  • 175 ml Dark Rum or bourbon


  • Place into a saucepan ┬ámilk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg.
  • Bring to the boil over a medium heat.
  • Once boiling, remove from the heat.
  • Allow the ingredients to steep whilst cooling.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and mix until smooth.
  • Add bourbon or rum.
  • Stir.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.
  • Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form.
  • Fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.