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The Homemade Kremas Recipe You Need In Your Life

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.

haitian cremas 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.

Kremas RecipeTo 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

Author: Kira O.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Homemade Kremas Recipe

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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Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



  1. Sarah Hayes

    December 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    how decadent! this sounds really good.

  2. Janet W.

    December 29, 2015 at 7:07 am

    What a great combination of ingredients! This looks delicious!

  3. Christy Peeples DuBois

    January 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Oh me oh my I have never tried this but from reading the recipe I already know I will love this with or without the rum. Anything with sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk has to be beyond delicious. I am definitely making this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Sarah L

    January 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I like the flavors in this drink. Would be very tasty even without the rum.

  5. Erin Will

    January 4, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Now this sounds like something I would love!! Thank you, I’m going to save this recipe!

  6. Betsy Rubendall Barnes

    January 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Such a yummy recipe! I love all the extracts in this, bet it tastes amazing!

  7. Kelly

    January 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    My mouth is watering. These look so good! I am a big fan of dark (spiced) rum and I bet this would be wonderful with my favorite brand. I have a bit of an intolerance to milk, but I think this is worth taking a lactose pill for 🙂

  8. Lisa Brown

    January 6, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I have not hear of this drink, looks rich, ideal for the holidays and winter.

  9. patricia delgado

    January 6, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Yum, where has this been all my life!

  10. Rosie

    January 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    wow I’ve never had a drink like this, and I totally love it. I must try!

  11. Julie Wood

    January 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    This drink looks so delicious! I have never had this drink before and it looks like a good one to make and share.

  12. Rachel

    February 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    This looks yummy! Definitely going to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Jenny

    December 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    So in some places in Haiti—this is made with moonshine.

  14. Marie

    July 7, 2017 at 7:50 am

    What would you do differently to make it a thicker consistency?

    • Nay

      December 17, 2018 at 3:28 am

      Lime juice. That’s what’s needed to make it thicker. A must.

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