Ponche de Leche Cubano

Hot Rum Punch

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

The next time you have a cold or can’t sleep, consider trying this soothing hot punch. It is the perfect nightcap!


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups hot milk


In a heatproof mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow. Gradually whisk in the hot milk. Pour the mixture into a heavy-bottomed saucepan or the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, over medium-low heat until the custard thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon. Stir in the rum and pour the ponche into cups or