This classic holiday beverage is rich, thick, and delicious. The recipe calls for rum extract, but if you prefer, add the real thing to taste.
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 cup heavy cream, beaten until stiff
freshly grated nutmeg
Beat eggs, sugar, and salt in top of double boiler or heavy pan. Add milk; mix and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture barely coats a metal spoon. Chill.
Stir in rum extract. Fold in stiffly beaten whipping cream. Pour immediately into glasses and add a sprinkling of nutmeg. Serve.
Makes 2 to 3 servings. Recipe can be doubled.