Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

by Erica Dinho on February 22, 2014

Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

Caspiroleta is a popular hot drink in Colombia and other Latin American countries, usually made with milk, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, and wine, aguardiente, pisco, brandy or rum, depending on the country. However, you can omit the liquor for a kid friendly version.

In some countries Caspiroleta is also known as Ponche Crema, and ingredients are added or omitted depending on country and the chef. This warm drink is creamy, rich and absolutely delicious and perfect on a cold day! I prefer to make Caspiroleta with rum or brandy, but you can use aguardiente or sweet wine if you prefer.

Buen provecho!

Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)



  • 4 servings
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 ounces sweet wine, brandy or rum (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon for serving

Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)


  1. In a medium pot combine the milk, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat.
  2. In a bowl beat the egg yolks, and pour about 1/2 a cup of the warm milk over the beating eggs yolks and stir it well, then slowly add the egg yolk mixture to the milk and stir well.
  3. Cook over low medium heat, stirring consistently, until the mixture starts to thicken, while not letting it boil. Add brandy and vanilla.
  4. Sprinkle ground cinnamon and serve immediately.
  5. Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sue/the view from great island February 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Oh my — never heard of this, and must fix that asap! Looks luscious!


2 Mayito Castillo February 23, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Otra delicia mas que consumimos mucho en Colombia por ser tan rica, y nutritiva.


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I would love to have one now! Looks yummilicious!


4 grace February 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

oh, i love the taste of rum and cinnamon together–this would be so delicious to me!


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