Eggnog (Or 5 cups store bought Eggnog)
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
8 whole cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons nutmeg powder
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter
6 bags black tea
5 cups water
Active time: 40 minutes
By: Omnivore's Cookbook
Make eggnog (skip this step if using store-bought eggnog)
Combine milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg powder in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat and stir frequently until it turns warm, about 120 °F/ 49 °C (no more than 150 °F / 65 °C). Combine the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl. Stir with a spatula, until the sugar is fully combined.
Slowly drizzle about 1/4 cup of the warm milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture and immediately stir with a whisk until it forms an even, silky paste. Add more milk mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, and keep mixing until fully combined. After adding liquid 3 to 4 times, you can pour more milk mixture into it and whisk until it reaches a thin, smooth mixture. Return all the liquid back to the saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it reaches a low simmer. Remove the pan from the stove.
Line a large bowl with a strainer. Pour the eggnog over the strainer. Discard any solid bits.
Make the milk tea
Heat 5 cups of water in a small saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Turn to medium-low heat.
Clip the paper tags from the tea bags and discard the paper (to prevent the paper from catching fire on the stove). Throw the tea bags into the water. Simmer covered for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags using a strainer and discard them.
While brewing the tea, add the peanut butter into the eggnog. If using natural peanut butter and it is separated into oil and solids, make sure to stir the peanut butter thoroughly for 5 minutes in the jar before measuring it out so you can get a more consistent texture.
Stir until the peanut butter is fully blended into the eggnog. Once the tea has finished brewing, pour it into the eggnog mixture. Stir to mix well. The drink is ready to serve!
You can serve the drink hot, at room temperature, or cold. It will be very delicious either way.
Storage and serve
Freshly made peanut butter eggnog milk tea has the perfect consistency. You can heat it in the microwave and serve it hot, or add ice cubes to it and serve it cold.
You can keep the drink in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. The texture will thicken quite a bit after chilling. You can add more black tea and / or milk to dilute it before serving.