Kefir Egg Nog
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus extra to decorate
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
6 egg yolks
220g caster sugar
700g The Culture Co. Natural Kefir
1/2 cup light rum (optional)
Combine milk, spices and vanilla bean paste in a heavy-based, medium sized saucepan. Place over a low heat and whisk until simmering. Remove from heat.
Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a separate bowl. Return saucepan to a low heat then slowly pour the egg yolk mixture in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Once all the yolk has been added, increase heat to medium, keep whisking until the liquid thickens and is like a thin-custard in consistency. Remove from heat.
Whisk in the kefir and rum, if using. Pour into a clean container and refrigerate overnight. Strain through a fine sieve before serving (discard solids). Pour into glasses and dust with a little extra ground nutmeg to decorate.