Tropical Ponche

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In the Dominican Republic, a creamy Ponche is synonymous with celebration, and a must during this Christmas season and beyond; every day is perfect to enjoy its tasty and creamy flavor. Our version of Tropical Ponche has traditional flavors, like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, but we elevate its flavor further by adding the delicious touch of GOYA® Coconut Milk, and of course, rum. Prepare it at home and enjoy it as a family or as a sweet gift this holiday season.


More recipe inspirations:

Coconut Rompope

Coconut Sabajón

Tres Leches Eggnog

Pistachio Coquito


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2 cans (12 oz. each)


egg yolks

½ tsp.

ground ginger

¼ tsp.

ground nutmeg

Pinch cayenne pepper

¾ cup

white rum

GOYA® Cinnamon Sticks, for garnishing

For rimming glass (optional):

¼ cup

shredded coconut


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Step 1

In heatproof bowl set over saucepan (filled with enough water to come 1 inch up side) simmering over medium-low heat, combine evaporated milk, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.

Step 2

Cook, stirring constantly, for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened enough to coat back of spoon.

Step 3

Remove from heat; strain through fine-mesh sieve into pitcher. Let cool completely.

Step 4

Stir in rum and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours (can be refrigerated for up to 5 days).

Step 5

For rimming glasses (optional): Place coconut and agave in two small separate dishes. Wet rims of 6 glasses with agave mixture, then dip into coconut. Let stand for 10 minutes.

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