This traditional Mexican rompope recipe is made with only 5 ingredients. It is easy to make and all you need is a little patience stirring the eggnog while it boils. In Mexico, people make it with either rum or brandy, but here rum is more common.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine milk, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Continue to boil mixture, stirring constantly, until milk has reduced by a little more than 1/3, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

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  • Beat egg yolks with an electric mixer until thick and pale. Mix in a little of the warm milk. Pour egg yolk mixture into the saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Stir constantly and scrape bottom and sides of saucepan until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, fish out cinnamon sticks, and cool to lukewarm. Stir in rum and cool completely, about 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can also use brandy instead of rum.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 72.3g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 402.4mg; sodium 88.5mg. Full Nutrition
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