This homemade kremas recipe is the tasty and festive holiday cocktail you need to spice up your party and get-togethers. I had my first taste of rhum raisin cremas last summer at a friend’s house, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I remember telling her how much I loved it and how it would make a great addition to any dessert recipe.
Delight your friends this Holiday with this homemade kremas recipe. It’s the perfect drink to ring in the New Year. Kremas is a popular Haitian drink similar to Irish cream or Puerto Rican coquito.
To help you familiarize yourself with cremas. I have decided to answer some questions on how to better enjoy the drink. What kind of liquor should you use to spike your kremas? Well, that question is a matter of preference. I’ve tried it with three types of rum (see image above) – dark rum from Guyana, dark rum from Jamaica and a white rum from Jamaica. Sadly, the jury is still out, hence, the reason the recipe called for a high-quality rum. If you ask Haitians, they will tell you that nothing beats a Haitian rum. Is homemade kremas suppose to be hot or cold? It may be served hot or cold but for optimal flavor cold is the preferred method. Is there a non-alcoholic version of kremas for the kids? Yes, kremas can be enjoyed by children as well just make sure you leave out the rum.
Homemade Kremas Recipe
Haitian Kremas Recipe
Recipe Type: Drinks
- 1 – 12-ounce cans of evaporated milk
- 1 – 13.5-ounce can of coconut cream
- 1 – 14-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
- Finely grated zest of 1 lime or lemon
- 3/4 cup best-quality dark rum (adjust as needed)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp anise extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp grated nutmeg
- In a large punch bowl mix the evaporated milk and lime zest until well combined and smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the sweet condensed milk and coconut cream and whisk until combined. Whisk in the rum and the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and transfer to a jug. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to marinate.
- Stir the homemade cremas well before serving. Pour into ice-filled glasses; garnish with ground cinnamon.
This Haitian version of Coquito blends various types of milk and spices for a festive drink.
Please drink responsibly and if you decide to give this homemade kremas recipe a try, please come back and let me know how you like it.
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