Sabajón Colombiano (Colombian-Style Eggnog)

Sabajón Colombiano (Colombian-Style Eggnog)

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To celebrate this years Mother’s Day, I thought I would introduce you to one of my mom’s favorite drinks, Sabajón Colombiano. Sabajón is the Colombian version of eggnog, spiked with Aguardiente (firewater), a strong alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane or rum. I personally prefer it with rum, but feel free to change the rum for aguardiente if you prefer.

Sabajón is a creamy, rich and delicious drink popular during the Christmas season, but is also enjoyed throughout the year and at other special celebrations around the country. My mom and aunts usually keep a bottle of Sabajón in the fridge all year-round for unexpected visitors and has been a staple at every family party for as along as I can remember.


  • 6 cups of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 can sweet condensed milk
  • Rum to your taste, I use about 1 cup of rum for mine and my mom uses about 2 cups for hers.
  • Ground cinnamon
Read the whole recipe on My Colombian Recipes