Rompope Recipe (Ponche de Huevo)

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Rompope or Ponche de Huevo, is similar to eggnog that is creamy and flavorful and popular in holidays.

What is Rompope?

Rompope is a thick and creamy holiday drink that is reminiscent of eggnog. Egg yolk is used to thicken the drink but must be done carefully to avoid scrambled eggs in your drink.

Is Rompope spicy like eggnog?

Eggnog is traditionally made with nutmeg. Rompope is flavored with vanilla and orange zest. This is a great alternative if you’ve grown tired of eggnog or just want to try something different.

Is there Rompope ice cream?

Yes! If you want a refreshing treat, Rompope ice cream is a delicious alternative to traditional ice cream.

How long does Rompope last?

Rompope, when stored in sterilized bottles, will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

What are the ingredients to make Rompope?

To makes this holiday drink you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Orange zest
  • Egg yolks
  • Cream (or half and half)
  • Condensed milk
  • Aguardiente

How to make Rompope

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make Rompope. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

The first step is to simmer the milk, sugar, vanilla, and orange zest over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While the milk mixture simmers, combine the egg yolks with the condensed milk. Add the cream and mix well.

You next want to temper the egg yolk mixture by adding a couple tablespoons of the summered milk mixture and stir. Do this two more times before adding the egg mixture into the milk mixture. This will help prevent scrambled eggs.

Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture starts to thicken, remove from the heat and cool completely.

Add the aguardiente and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Your Rompope is ready to serve!

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Rompope Recipe

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Rompope Recipe

Rompope Recipe

Yield: 6 Servings
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Creamy and delicious Mexican eggnog you are going to love this holiday season.


  • 5 Cups milk
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp orange zest
  • 5 Egg yolks
  • 1 Cup cream (or half and half)
  • ½ Cup condensed milk
  • Aguardiente to taste (1-2 cups)


In a pot, combine the milk, sugar, vanilla and orange zest and bring to a simmer. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

In a bowl combine the egg yolks with the condensed milk. Add the cream and mix until incorporated.

Add a couple of tablespoons of the simmering milk into the egg yolk mixture and stir. Repeat the process 2 more times. Slowly incorporate the egg yolk mix into the milk mixture and stir well.

Cook over low-medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.

Add the aguardiente and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 13g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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