April 26, 2001 at 3:11 PM CDT - Updated July 2 at 2:40 AM
6 Eggs 1/4 C Sugar 1/4 t. Salt (Optional) 1 quart milk*, divided 1 t. Vanilla Garnishes or stir-ins (Optional)
*For faster preparation, heat milk until very warm before stirring into eggs and sugar.
In a large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar, and salt (If desired). Stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to caot a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160 degrees F. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups of milk and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight. Just before serving, pour into bowl or pitcher. Garnish or add stir-ins, if desired. Serve Immediately.