Rompope (Mexican Milk, Egg, Spice, and Liquor Punch)
Rompope (Mexican Milk, Egg, Spice, and Liquor Punch)
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    The first rompope, a derivation of Spanish ponche de huevo (egg punch), was brewed by seventeenth-century nuns in the Santa Clara convent in Puebla, Mexico. According to legend, Sister Eduviges requested that the nuns be allowed to drink the rompope they were only permitted to make. Legend also has it that there was one secret ingredient in the recipe that Eduviges took with her to the grave. Rompope is served chilled, often over ice, but it can be served warm, which is how I prefer it when cold weather sets in. Either way, it's rich, velvety, fragrant, and certainly full of cheer.

    Ingredients

    • 2/3 cup blanched almonds
    • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
    • 6 cups whole milk
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • Rind of 1 lemon*
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 8 large egg yolks
    • 1 cup white rum or aguardiente**
    • *Remove the lemon rind with a vegetable peeler, being careful to avoid the white pith, which will impart a bitter flavor.
    • **Aguardiente literally means "burning water" in Spanish. It is a strong (29% or higher) spirit distilled from fruits, grains, and commonly sugarcane. It's available at most liquor stores.

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 624 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 23 g 35.65%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 48.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 54 mg 18.01%
    • Sodium: 214 mg 8.92%
    • Calcium: 348 mg 34.83%
    • Potassium: 122 mg 3.48%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.46%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 56 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.73%
    • Sugar: 25 g
    • Protein: 17 g
    • Alcohol: 18 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 9.19%
    • Vitamin C 8.47%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol1
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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