The season of eggnog might be over, but it is so cold in Provence these days, that I craved something warm and spicy to help my blood circulate. So how about a spicy eggnog? My inspiration has been the wonderful book from Rosalee de la Foret, Alchemy of Herbs. However, I changed the recipe a bit, as I don't support dairy. Nevertheless, this eggnog tastes amazing and it is exactly THAT drink you would like to cozy up with on a cold winter evening.
2 fresh organic egg yolks
2 cups coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut or muscovado sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1 tbsp whiskey/ rum (optional)
1. Heat the milk with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger powder. I prefer to grind my spices just before making the recipe as the aroma and taste is incomparable.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with sugar.
3. While still whisking, pour a bit of the hot liquid on the egg yolk - sugar mixture.
4. Now add the egg-yolk - sugar mixture to the coconut milk, heat on very low (do not let boil!). Add alcohol, if desired and a bit of grated nutmeg.