8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
2 cups half-and-half
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 vanilla bean, split; seeds scraped, seeds and pod reserved
Finely grated zest from 1 orange
3 cinnamon sticks (must be fresh and fragrant)
5 whole star anise
8 whole allspice berries
2 teaspoons ground (or freshly grated) nutmeg, plus more for garnish
8 whole black peppercorns
5 to 6 whole cardamom pods, cracked
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup bourbon (Knob Creek or Maker's Mark)
1/4 cup dark rum (Zacapa)
Whipped cream, for garnish
Homemade marshmallows, for garnish
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