Latin-style eggnog—7 ways!
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again… eggnog time! Not that you can’t make eggnog all year round—I actually do—but this is officially the eggnog season. And Latin America has many versions of eggnog for you to try: Sabajón, Cola de Mono, Rompope, Coquito, Ponche… this is the ultimate Latin Style Eggnog round up!
So what are you waiting for? Get into that kitchen and make a big batch of creamy and delicious eggnog for your friends and family! Here are some of the best eggnog recipes from around the web—including one of my own, of course. ;-) Buen provecho!
1. Sabajón: This Colombian version of eggnog is made with sweet condensed milk and spiked with Aguardiente (firewater), a strong alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane or rum.
2. Rompope o Ponche de Leche: This is the Ecuadorian version of eggnog, made with milk, sugar, vanilla, orange peel, egg yolks, condensed milk, cream, and aguardiente.
3. Cola de Mono: The Chilean version of eggnog, Cola de Mono, literally means “monkey’s tail.” This eggnog is made with pisco and coffee.
4. Coquito: Coquito is the Puerto Rican version of eggnog, made with coconut milk and coconut rum. This is one of my favorite variations of this drink.
5. Ponche de Ron: Here’s the Dominican Republic’s version of eggnog, creamy and spiked with rum.
6. Rompope Mexicano: Rompope is a traditional Mexican eggnog made with cinnamon and rum or brandy.
7. Ponche Crema: The Venezuelan version of eggnog is made with flan and rum.
Erica Dinho was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, and now lives in the northeastern United States with her family. Having a desire to stay connected with her culture and food, in 2009, Erica created My Colombian Recipes, a recipe blog consisting of Colombian recipes and many other great tasting Latin American dishes. Erica’s hope and goal is that people from other countries discover Colombian food and learn more of its rich culture and traditions.