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.


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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