Rompope (Mexican Eggnog)

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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • 3 pints whole milk

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 15 egg yolks

  • 1 cup rum


  1. Bring milk, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a large saucepan over low heat. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, until milk has reduced by a little more than one-third, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Leave in the saucepan and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  2. Beat egg yolks with an electric mixer until thick and pale. Mix in a little of the warm milk mixture. Pour egg yolk mixture into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over low heat. Stir constantly, scraping the bottom and sides, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat, remove cinnamon sticks, and cool to lukewarm, 15 to 30 minutes. Stir in rum and cool completely, about 2 hours.


You can use brandy instead of rum.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

516 Calories
14g Fat
72g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 516
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 402mg 134%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 71g
Protein 11g
Calcium 253mg 19%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 300mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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