White Spiced Coffee

3 cups whole milk
1 cup whole organic coffee beans, 1/2 cup lightly cracked
1-1/2 3" cinnamon sticks, broken
4 whole green cardamom pods
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbsp. rum

TIP: Use a heavy-bottomed skillet to crack coffee beans and spices. Place in plastic bag before crushing.

Place the milk and crushed coffee beans in a saucepan. Heat the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat about 7 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and let the beans steep in the milk for 15 minutes. Strain the coffee mixture and transfer to a jar of a blender. Discard the crushed coffee beans. Add the cinnamon sticks, cardamom and honey to the steeped milk and blend on high speed until the spices are coarsely ground, about 30 seconds. Strain the liquid back into the saucepan and discard the ground spices. Rewarm the spiced coffee over medium-high heat until the liquid is hot and steaming, add rum. Pour into warmed mugs and serve hot.