A Rich Vanilla Christmas Eggnog Home Page › Forums › Festive Foods › A Rich Vanilla Christmas Eggnog This topic contains 1 reply, has 0 voices, and was last updated by ChristmasPatriot 2 years, 1 month ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts November 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm #2733 ChristmasPatriotMember [HR][/HR] 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk 1 cup half-and-half 1 (4-inch) piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 quart French vanilla ice cream, softened Sweetened whipped cream (optional) Freshly grated nutmeg (optional) Directions Combine first three ingredients in a large saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium-low heat until thoroughly heated (do not boil). Combine eggs and sugar in a medium bowl; stir with a wire whisk until well blended. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into egg mixture; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, 20 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and reaches 160 degrees. Remove mixture from heat; stir in one-quarter teaspoon nutmeg. Let cool. Cover and chill three hours. Remove and discard vanilla bean; stir in ice cream just before serving. If desired, top each serving with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.