Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Almost every Belizean home make their version of Rum Popo. It is a sign of hospitality and celebration whenever you visit a home and are offered this great Belizean concoction.

 It was noted by an English visitor in 1866, that “Christmas is not properly observed unless you brew egg nog for all comers; everybody calls on everybody else; and each call is celebrated by a solemn egg-nogging...It is made cold and is drunk cold and is to be commended.” 

Here's my version of that great tradition. Sip some rum popo (or egg nog if you prefer) and enjoy.

The ingredients, 18 eggs, 6 condensed milk, 6 evaporated milk, 2 nutmegs and of course, Caribbean Rum or any strong rum 151 proof to taste, or if you like "all the likka you have".
Beat eggs until foamy
Combine condensed and evaporated milk
Add beaten eggs to milk mixture, stirring carefully
Carefuly add rum while stirring
Add grated nutmeg
Stir mixture well
Strain to remove inconsistencies
Finished product
Join us this Christmas for some Rum Popo

From Becky' Kitchen in Belize...All photos by Dr. Jane Crawford


Helen Kerr said...


Happy Holidays to you and your family and thanks for the recipe Becky.

Helen Kerr

Gee said...

I need a glass...

Valerie Ysaguirre Rhaburn said...

Valerie Ysaguirre Rhaburn,

Gal I'm going to have to make some for Xmas now!

Sharrette Adolphus said...

Looks yummy would like some, but I don't drink rum, just the poopo...lol

Caroline Rowley said...

Looks Good!

Yvette Adolphus Quiros said...

That RUM POPO realy looks good.......

Unknown said...

I wish if i could taste it!!looks so thin

Hewart said...

Tenks for the rum popo recipe. Merry Christmas and a Happy/Prosperous Nought-ten.


Linda Crawford said...

SharZE, if you taste this one with the rum, I'm sure you'll do a couple of back flips and ask for more.

Ibsazerihun, it's not thin at all!! Just the right consistency and very delicious!

Zekariyas said...

"Looks delicious and nutritious!! wish to try it!!"


Shereda said...


I was just trying to explain to my American boyfriend what rum popo is. This was right on time.

Love ya,


Jan said...

Great job, I shall write down that recipe.


Chrissy said...

I REALLY, REALLY enjoyed the Rum Popo post.

Tonight's post was good also,
"Departure Fee" as I travel a fair bit in Mexico."


Bernadine Rhaburn said...

HI Linda ,you are the best thanks for all you do and keep doing. I made that Rum popo and girl that was sooo good ..i got drunk just drinking it...thank you so much..Luv you

Unknown said...

Oh Linda, I love your post on Rum Popo..thanks so much for sending. I am definitely going to give it a try again this year.