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25 min.
Prep: 5 min. | Cook: 20 min. | Servings: 750 mililiters


  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. cream
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 c. vodka
  • 1/2 c. brandy


  1. Heat milk, cream sugar and vanilla bean to about 160°F (use a food or meat thermometer to measure temperature).
  2. Beat egg yolks together. Temper egg yolks by adding a few spoonfuls of the hot milk and stirring quickly.
  3. Add the egg yolks to the milk in a thin stream, stirring constantly with a whisk. You may want to use an immersion blender for this step.
  4. Stir over low heat, keeping the temperature at about 160°F, or 70°C, for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add both alcohols and stir until well mixed.
  6. Pour through a sieve into a large measuring cup or through a funnel into a clean bottle. Discard vanilla bean and any solids.
  7. Refrigerate overnight before drinking out of small cups or egg cups. You can also use it in cocktails.