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Rompope - Costa Rican Eggnog

Cooking Time: 30 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Intermediate


1 cup milk
1 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup rum or more, to taste
3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 whole cloves
1/2 cup coconut, grated


  1. Mix milk and evaporated milk in a bowl. Whisk yolks and sugar in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in milk mixture.

  2. Place mixture in a saucepan. Using a wooden spatula, stir over low heat until bubbles subside and mixture thickens slightly (do not boil), about 12 minutes. 

  3. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Blend rum (if desired) into eggnog. Ladle into glasses. Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg and coconut. Serve cold.

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