A Belizean Christmas is not complete without the traditional rumpopo drink. Similar to the USA’s eggnog, this creamy rum drink is a favorite among family and friends during the festive time of year. Every Belizean knows that this festive drink is accompanied by a slice of the traditional Black Dried-fruit Cake (recipe available). If you have always wondered how to make this concoction, here is a step by step guide for making this Christmas recipe!
WHAT YOU NEED:
4 large tins evaporated milk
1 ½ cups white sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 pint strong rum – dark or white (add more or less to taste)
12 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon rose water
*Beat egg yolks with sugar in bowl.
*Heat milk, but do not boil.
*When sugar is dissolved, add half of the hot milk to egg yolks and blend. Return the mixture to the remainder of hot milk and stir continuously over low flame for about ten minutes or until mixture slightly thickens (do not allow to boil).
*Remove from flame. Cool slightly and then add rum, vanilla, rose water and nutmeg.
*Keep refrigerated and shake well before consuming!