Recipes

Spiced Rum Chocolate Caramel Eggnog

What better way to warm up this winter than with a festive drink in hand! Keep cozy this holiday season with Chef Lynn Crawford’s sweet and spicy spin on this classic holiday cocktail.

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
10 min

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) spiced rum (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) caramel sauce, store-bought or see recipe below
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fancy molasses
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla slowly bringing the mixture to a low boil.

    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until the yolks are pale in colour. Slowly add the hot milk mixture to the egg yolks in batches to temper the eggs and whisk until combined.

  2. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until slightly thick (and coats the back of a spoon) but does not boil. If you’re using a candy thermometer, the mixture should reach 160 °F (70 °C). Add chocolate chips and whisk until melted.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream and, if using, spiced rum. Refrigerate until chilled.

  4. When ready to serve, coat the inside of a mug with caramel sauce. Add eggnog to the mug and garnish it with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a heavy bottom saucepan, whisk together the butter, cream, brown sugar and molasses on medium-high heat.

  2. Let the mixture come to a boil and let it bubble for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Makes 3/4 cup (175 mL).