1. Peruvian Caspiroleta Recipe
  2. Ingredients
  3. Method
  4. Tips and tricks
  5. Additional information

Peruvian Caspiroleta Recipe

With a name that is almost lost in time and unknown to most young people, the Caspiroleta It was the most effective remedy of our grandmothers to combat a cruel cold. Thanks to the longevity of mine and that he lived with me for a while, I was lucky enough to try it on more than one occasion, prepared by his caring hands. Do you want to learn how to prepare it?

How to prepare caspiroleta

Caspiroleta Recipe

The Caspiroleta, in addition to being tasty, is very simple to prepare and cheap, you can make it without liquor so that children can also consume it, and then you add it to the glasses of the elderly.

🔪 Prep Time5 minutes
🍲 Cook Time10 minutes
⏲️ Total Time15 minutes
🍽️ Servings4 servings
🔥 Calories60 calories


  • 4 cups fresh or packaged ready-to-drink milk
  • 2 ounces of pisco acholado or rum
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • Cinnamon powder to taste


  1. In the pot, place the milk, the cinnamon sticks, the cloves and the sugar, let it cook over medium heat until it breaks the boil (approximately 10 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, beat the egg and add the vanilla and pisco little by little, keep beating to incorporate the ingredients well.
  3. Once the milk breaks the boil, remove from the heat and incorporate in the form of a thread into the egg mixture, continuing to mix so that it does not cook with the heat. Serve immediately by sprinkling cinnamon powder on top.
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¡ 2 Excellent Tips for the preparation of Caspiroleta and combat that cold that won't let you sleep!

Tips and tricks

  • To serve it, use heat-resistant cups or glasses, you can also decorate with ringlets of orange or lemon peel, maraschinos, marshmallows or wafer sticks dipped in chocolate.
  • When it comes time to mix the milk with the eggs, be ready with everything on hand and be very quick when mixing, as the raw egg could cook in the heat of the boiling milk and end up forming lumps.
  • For a creamier consistency, you can replace the sugar with condensed milk.

Additional information

The Caspiroleta It was born in colonial times, when cow's milk, eggs and cinnamon were integrated into the diet of our ancestors. There are references to this drink in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy , quotes it literally as «Drink composed of hot milk, eggs, cinnamon, brandy, sugar and some other ingredient. It is traditionally consumed in Colombia, Peru and Venezuela”.

The version of Caspiroleta made with milk is Peruvian , because the versions from our neighboring countries are based on caramel or other ingredients. In addition, as it was also used as a food drink for children and the sick, it did not always contain liquor in the preparation.

The Caspiroleta known in other countries as punch, is a delicious hot drink based on milk and cinnamon that in the past you drank before going to bed to rest for any flu or cold, it was the “flu” par excellence, and it definitely works, the next day you woke up much better.

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Today for those of us who know the recipe, we not only prepare it for healing purposes, but as a drink to drink at any time and especially to combat the cold, since the mixture of ingredients has an energizing effect that raises body temperature.

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If you want to learn more Peruvian drinks and desserts, we recommend the following:

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  2. Rice pudding in a few steps
  3. Learn to prepare Quinoa Picarones with Passion Fruit Honey
  4. Prepare a delicious Millefeuille
  5. How to prepare a Chicano de Pisco
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