San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Rompope: A Traditional Holiday Treat

HERE’S an easy recipe for rompope (eggnog), a traditional holiday beverage in Costa Rica. The recipe makes 5 liters and takes 30 minutes to prepare.



3 cans evaporated milk (400 g) 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (397 g)

5 cans water

7 eggs

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 1/2 cups rum or guaro (Costa Rican

sugarcane liquor)



Beat the evaporated milk, condensed milk, water and eggs for 5 minutes. Heat on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring constantly, without letting the mixture boil. Add nutmeg and remove from heat. Cool, then add rum or guaro. Refrigerate until served.


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