Ingredients:

6 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt, optional
4 cups (1 qt) milk
1 tsp vanilla
Garnish (ideas: nutmeg, candy cane, whipped cream, cinnamon stick)

Directions:

  1. In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt.
  2. Stir in 2 cups of the milk.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, pour into bowl or pitcher.
  8. Garnish with your favorite topping.
  9. Serve.