- 4 cups milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 9 large egg yolks
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 whole cloves
- Place the milk in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Remove it from the heat, and add the sugar and the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well with a wire whisk after each addition. Add the cloves and the lemon juice.
- Cook over medium heat for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes golden and grainy.
- Chill and serve cold.