Kremas, a Haitian-Style Egg Nog Holiday Beverage

Krémas is pungent Haitian-style egg nog--but without the eggs--a festive drink prepared during the Christmas holidays in Haiti. The preparation is simple and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes, if you are an organized cook.

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Haitian Kremas

The tools needed to make Krémas are:
• a large punch bowl
• a whisk
• a ring of measuring spoons
• 1-cup measuring cup
• 1 wooden spoon for removing the cream of coconut from the can
• 6 to 8 cordial glasses

To prepare, assemble the following ingredients:
• 2-12 oz. cans of Carnation evaporated milk
• 4-12 oz. cans of sweetened condensed milk
• 1-15 oz. can sweetened cream of coconut
• 1 tsp. Mc Cormicks vanilla extract
• 1 tsp. Mc Cormicks almond extract
• 1 grated anise star
• 1 tsp. Mc Cormicks cinnamon
• 1 tsp. Mc Cormicks grated nutmeg
• 1 lime or lemon zest and juice of one lime or lemon
• 1/2 to 2 cups of 80-proof 5-star Barbancourt Dark Rum, or Bacardi Light Rum

Perform the following steps to make Krémas:
Add all the ingredients to a large punch bowl and stir thoroughly, adjusting to taste. When done, use a funnel to pour the mixture into large opaque bottles. Let stand for two hours to allow the flavors to steep. This recipe makes half a gallon of Krémas and 8-10 servings. When ready, serve Krémas in cordial glasses and refrigerate whatever is left over.

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