Querida amiga: Merry Christmas! For me, Christmas is the most beautiful night of the year. It's a night of hope for the coming of our Redeemer. It's all about family, joy, children, and laughter and of course food. It's also National Eggnog Day, and to celebrate, I bring you this creamy rompope so popular in Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador. 

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Today's recipe has a special twist: it's made with coconut cream. It's a "cousin" of the Puerto Rican coquito and is equally related to the Central American rum popo, the Venezuelan ponche crema and the American eggnog. Did I say eggnog? By the way Happy Eggnog Day!

Hope you like the recipe.

Coconut Cream Honey Rompope

Makes 4

3 tbsp. honey
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
3 tbsp. rum (optional)


1. Place the three milks, the cinnamon and the yolk in a blender and blend.

2. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized saucepan and cook over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat and strain to eliminate any solid residue.

4. Add the rum and stir.

5. Store the eggnog in the refrigerator for 5 to 8 hours before serving.

*The rum can be left out for a kid-friendly version.

For more of my recipes, visit my cooking blog.

Image via National Honey Board

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About the author

With a Master Degree from Columbia University, Enriqueta is a journalist that went from the newsroom to the world of public relations and 8 years ago discovered the beauty of creating content for various companies. She is based in South Florida, and is the creator of Savoir Faire The Pleasures of the Palate, a blog that marries two of her passions: writing and cooking. 

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Add Comment Do you prefer eggnog, coquito or rompope?


I had never tried coquito or eggnoll, but I do like rompope! yum


I love egg nog with rum. I haven't had rompope in years!


I have not tried any of the three, I told my husband I would like to try eggnog this year.

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