This is a traditional Chilean Christmastime drink of milk flavored with coffee and spices, passed down to me by our Chilean nanny Isa. It is delicious, and a must-try if you don't care for egg-nog. The recipe can be varied to suit your tastes - be creative with the proportions of coffee, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla, as well as with your choice of liqueurs.
Give sopaipillas some Chilean flavor using zapallo, a white-shelled squash with orange flesh. Boiled until soft, the squash is stirred into dough, which is rolled out and cut into circles then fried into crisp appetizers or snacks.