Gingerbread Eggnog

Gingerbread Eggnog

Gingerbread eggnog is a spicy variation of the traditional holiday drink. Serve it up spiked or virgin, either way, it's sure to please.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    After you have separate the egg yolks from the whites, add the yolks into a medium-sized bowl. Add in the sugar. Begin whisking until the mixture is a light yellow and looks creamy and smooth. This can also be done with a hand mixer or stand mixer. 
  2. Step 2

    Place the cinnamon stick in the milk. Heat the milk on the stovetop in a large saucepan until just simmering. One cup of the milk can be replaced with heavy cream. This will create thicker eggnog. Add the spices, vanilla, and molasses. 
  3. Step 3

    Carefully ladle a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, constantly whisking as the milk is poured over the eggs. This will temper the eggs, so they do not scramble. Repeat 2 to 3 times. 
  4. Step 4

    Add the egg mixture into the rest of the milk mixture on the stove.  Bring the mixture to a simmer. Place a candy thermometer in the mixture and turn off the heat when it reaches 160 F. 
  5. Step 5

    Place in a large glass bowl and cover. Chill for at least 4 hours. Mix in the rum when the mixture has chilled.