Crema de vie

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It isn’t too early to be thinking about Christmas and nothing says Christmas quite like a huge cup of Crema de vie! Technically, it’s egg nog, but it is superior to the crap you get in a carton from the supermarket. This is guaranteed to disappear quickly, so since this recipe doubles up easily, double or triple all the ingredients. Makes a nice hostess gift, too!

Crema de vie - Cream of life
A Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition. No party is complete without it.
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  1. 1 can condensed milk
  2. 1 can evaporated milk
  3. 6 egg yolks
  4. 2 cups sugar
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. Rum - regular or spiced, at least half a cup - any less isn't worth it!
Make a syrup
  1. Heat water and sugar in a pot until the sugar has dissolved and the water is clear.
Prepare the nog
  1. In a blender, mix the two cans of milk, egg yolks and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
  2. When the syrup is ready, pour the egg mix into the pot and stir continuously over med-low heat.
  3. After a minute, pour in the rum - as much as you want - the more the better, and remove from heat.
  4. When the nog has cooled down, transfer to an empty bottle and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  5. I always sprinkle just a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg into mine for an extra flavor kick.
Cooking in Cuban

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