2. Steep the Dairy Mixture
While the oven heats, combine the cream, milk, cinnamon stick, ginger, vanilla bean, and cloves in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and let steep for 15 minutes.
Strain the cream mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large liquid measuring cup. Discard all of the solids except for the vanilla bean.