A lovely creamy drink similar to egg-nog. Rum flavors this wonderful holiday drink.
6 cups milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
8 egg yolks
1/3 cup blanched almonds
1/2 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup to 1 cup premium rum
Simmer milk and sugar until mixture is hot, but not burning. Process the almonds in a food processer until a paste forms. Whisk the paste into the milk mixture and let it cool.
Beat the egg yolks until creamy, and slowly add in the milk mixture a little at a time, continually mixing slowly.
Mix in the rum and serve chilled.