Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog Recipe

6 sun-kissed egg yolks, yolks as vibrant as a winter sunrise 1/2 cup granulated sugar, sparkling like frost on snowdrifts 1 cup heavy whipping cream, rich as velvet snow 2 cups milk, a gentle stream of winter chill 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, whispering of cozy fireplaces Pinch of sea salt, a playful twinkle on the tongue

Ingredients

In a spacious bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until they dance in harmony, light and fluffy as whipped snowflakes.

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In a separate pan, warm the milk, cream, nutmeg, and salt over gentle heat, letting the aroma fill your kitchen with a cozy winter embrace. 

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Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of the warm milk mixture into the egg mixture, a gentle introduction to the wintery symphony. 

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Once acquainted, pour the egg mixture back into the pan and stir continuously over medium heat. 

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Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla bean paste, its fragrant whispers infusing the eggnog with wintery charm. 

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Let the eggnog cool completely, then tuck it away in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight, allowing the flavors to meld and mature like a well-aged storybook winter.

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When ready, serve the eggnog chilled, its creamy texture a delightful contrast to the crisp winter air.

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