Resident Recipes

Caspiroleta Colombiana

Our thanks to Chancellor Court’s Assistant Building Manager, Erick, for this hot drink, popular in Erick’s home country of Colombia as well as other Latin American countries.

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Serves 4; prep time 5 min; cook time 10 min

Capiroleta Colombiana


  • 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


  • In a medium pot combine the milk, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg yolks.
  • Pour about ½ cup of the warm milk over the beaten yolks and stir well. Then slowly add the egg yolk mixture to the milk and stir well.
  • Cook over low-medium heat, stirring consistently, until the mixture starts to thicken, while not letting it boil. Add brandy and vanilla.
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon and serve immediately.