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


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


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. 


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


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


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


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.


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


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