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Rompope Mexican Eggnog Recipe

A basic recipe for Rompope includes milk, egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and some sort of alcohol. The different flavorings are nutmeg, vanilla, almonds, pecans, orange blossom water, clove, pine nuts and even pistachios. I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Cups
Calories 336kcal


  • 4 cups 1 liter of whole milk
  • 1 cup 250 grams sugar
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • 1 stick of Mexican Cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 12 egg yolks from large size eggs
  • teaspoon of ground nutmeg*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup 118 ml Rum or Brandy**


  • Mix milk, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, nutmeg and the pinch of baking soda in a saucepan and stir. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and simmer for about 8-10 minutes, allowing the milk to absorb the cinnamon and cloves’ flavors.
  • Turn off the heat and remove saucepan from stove to cool.
  • While the milk is cooling, beat the egg yolks until they are a pale yellow. You can use your mixer if you want for this step.
  • Slowly pour the egg yolk mix into the already cooled milk and stir. Once it is completely incorporated, place saucepan back on the stove and turn the heat on to medium-high, stirring frequently. Cook the mixture, stirring frequently to avoid curdling, for about 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture starts to become thick.
  • Remove from heat and pass through a sieve to remove cinnamon sticks and cloves. Add rum or brandy, and mix well. Pour into another container with a lid and let it cool for a couple of hours and refrigerate. The Rompope will taste best if you let the flavors combine, by storing it in the fridge for 2 weeks. But you can use it right away.

Serve sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.


    * You can adjust the amount of nutmeg to your personal taste. Usually, a pinch of ground nutmeg will be enough for most.
    ** The same concept applies to the amount of alcohol: you can reduce or increase the amount to fit your liking.


    Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 0.6mg