What is Rompope

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This holiday season, try rompope with your family and friends for a unique taste of Mexico!

What is Rompope?

Rompope is an alcoholic drink that is widely popular in Mexico and Central America. It is similar to eggnog, but its primary flavors are vanilla and citrus rind, typically either lemon or orange. It originated with nuns in Puebla, Mexico as a treat for honored guests, but has since become a holiday favorite across America.

All rompope contain eggs, milk, sugar, and rum. Homemade versions could omit the alcohol so that guests of all ages can enjoy it, but commercial brands do contain about 10% alcohol per serving.

How to Make Rompope?

The process to make rompope is rather simple, let’s take a detailed look at it below.

  • Step 1: Bring 8 cups of milk, 1 cup of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla, and one orange peel to a boil, then cook on low for about 30 minutes.

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  • Step 2: Blend 10 egg yolks with 1 cup of condensed milk, then mix in 2 cups of cream.
  • Step 3: Ladle one cup of the heated milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture and stir it well, then slowly add the egg yolk mixture to the milk and stir thoroughly over low heat.
  • Step 4: Let the mixture cool completely, then add 1-2 cups of rum or aguardiente, depending on how strong you want your drink to be!
  • Step 5: Enjoy this drink chilled or serve it warm for extra creamy richness.
About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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