My German mother, rest her soul, was the first to introduce me to the joys of a delicious Rumtopf when we visited relatives around the holidays. I love to enjoy it cold with a dollop of real whipped cream. Then I discovered making my own with a real German hand-painted ceramic Rumtopf. Wow!! That's a whole new experience. I love layering the fruits and berries with sugar and rum and then watching the concoction begin to turn into the yummiest treat. The biggest challenge is not "sampling" it until it's all gone. LOL.