Eggnog is traditionally served over the holidays in the USA. Though not very popular on this side of the pond, this is a great recipe to whip up if you have friends over during the festive season. Michael Diacono shares his recipe. 



  • 700ml milk
  • 240ml cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 130g sugar
  • 175ml rum


1.Add the cream and milk to a saucepan with the nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and vanilla pod.

2.Allow the mixture to heat slowly without letting it boil.

3.Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar.

4.When the cream is hot, add a little bit of the hot cream to the whisked egg yolks stirring constantly.

5.Then add the egg mixture back to the pan and stir constantly until the mixture has warmed through.

6.Place in the fridge to cool.

7.Strain the mixture to remove the spices and vanilla.

8.Whisk the egg whites and add to the cold eggnog with the rum.

9.Mix well and serve with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 24 December, 2016. 

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