Ponche de ron (Rum eggnog)

Ponche de ron (Rum eggnog)

Ponche de ron (Rum eggnog) is a rich, creamy drink that to Dominicans is associated with Christmas and New year. The spiced, chilled eggnog must not lack in your own Christmas’ Eve dinner table.

With a thick, smooth texture, cold to the touch and the warm taste of rum, it’s like a dessert that you can drink.

We suggest you prepare some extra and give it to friends and family. Just use your crafty superpowers for some fancy presentation and they will make the perfect present. They’ll loooove it.

Ponche de ron (Rum eggnog)

The classic drink of the Dominican Christmas dinner. The hearty and sweet drink with the delicious touch of rum.

The amount of rum you use is really a suggestion. My recipe calls for the minimum amount, but you can add more if you so like. I have also suggested a recipe that yields an eggnog that is not sickly sweet, if you want yours sweeter you can add more condensed milk. Do these additions after you have chilled and tried the eggnog.

Salud!

Aunt Clara
Ponche de ron (Rum eggnog)
 
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Serves: 1 liter
Ingredients
  • 10 cups of evaporated milk
  • 5 cups of condensed sweetened milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup of rum
Instructions
  1. Mix the condensed and evaporated milks and the egg yolks.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon until they are well-mixed.
  3. Sieve to get rid of undissolved egg parts.
  4. Add cinnamon sticks and nutmeg.
  5. Cook in a bain-marie over low fire for 40 minutes.
  6. Stir to avoid sticking to the bottom letting it boil for 15 minutes.
  7. Add the rum.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Stir constantly but slowly until it cools down to room temperature.
  10. Remove the cinnamon sticks.
  11. Chill before serving.
Notes
The amount of rum you use is really a suggestion. My recipe calls for the minimum amount, but you can add more if you so like. I have also suggested a recipe that yields an eggnog that is not sickly sweet, if you want yours sweeter you can add more condensed milk. Do these additions after you have chilled and tried the eggnog.
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  • Sean (Jon) February 5, 2014, 3:18 PM

    I would like to second the request for la Ponche de cafe; con chocolate, canela, huevo, nuez moscado, etc, ese me da recuerdos de mi querida abuelita vecina de antes, mi primera “mamá” dominicana. Yo puedo hacerlo desde la memoria pero le falta algo….. Thank you for all of your great recipes which bring back great memories for me.

  • maritza December 16, 2013, 5:20 PM

    Hello,
    I would like to know which rum you would recommend? Thank you

  • Nina44 January 16, 2012, 1:32 AM

    Hello, Gracias por tu resetas , Linda's retratos y tambien esos recuerdos de cuando era nin~a.

  • Leonora November 23, 2011, 10:53 AM

    Tia Clara. Congratulaciones por las fantasticas recetas que nos ofreces….

    Sugiero agregar un toque de nuez moscada recien rallada a nuestro tradicional ponche. !!!!! Feliz Navidad !!!

  • Esther March 14, 2011, 2:39 PM

    I would love if you do the hot Dominican ponche ( the one with chocolate,coffee,etc) thanks!