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 this festive time of year. Every Belizean knows that this festive drink is accompanied by a slice of the traditional Black Dried-fruit Cake. 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 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 pint strong rum (add more or less to taste)
12 egg yolks
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. rose water
*Beat egg yolks with sugar in bowl. Heat milk, but do not boil.
*When sugar is dissolved, add half hot milk to egg yolk mixture and return to remainder of hot milk.
*Stir continuously over low flame for about ten minutes or until mixture slightly thickens (do not allow to boil).
*Remove from flame, cool slightly, then add rum, vanilla, rose water and nutmeg.
*Keep refrigerated and shake well before consuming!
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Everyone loves a good, hearty soup even in the summer days. And while this cowfoot soup may sound a bit odd, if prepared well and seasoned correctly, this gelatin like hoof pieces can be your next favorite Belizean meal. Here are is a guide to help you cook this fantastic local meal in the comfort of your home.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 whole habanero
- After thoroughly washing the cow foot, place in a large pot and boil to soften. Boil til meat starts turning a grey color.
- Chop up all your vegetables including: potatoes, coco, okra, carrots, onion, sweet peppers, cabbage and tomatoes into bite sizes.
- Chop up your cilantro fine. Put all your vegetables and cilantro into the pot with the cow foot and boil together.
- Add in your complete seasoning, bbq seasoning and salt and black pepper and your whole habanero. Let it boil high for about 30-45 minutes and you are done.
For an additional kick, add a few drops of Hot Mama’s Belize hot sauces. This soup is served over white rice with a slice of lime and tortilla chips.