Who’s up for Haitian Cremas? Cremas or kremas (Creole) is one of the favorite sweet alcoholic drinks in Haiti.
This alcoholic drink is somewhat similar to Bailey’s – taste and texture. This type of beverage is served as an aperitif. It usually replaces dessert wine at festive gatherings.
Many Haitians enjoy this traditional drink in the comfort of their home, parties, christenings, communion or wedding. Cremas is typically served in small glasses.
This Cremas recipe is not authentic. Each method is different.
Every household, region, commercially licensed beverage distributor, make cremas differently.
This recipe is very easy and straightforward that anyone can make it at home.
A few words of advice: With all alcoholic beverages, proper consumption is advised. Drinking and driving do not mix. This drink can impair your senses.
Haitian Cremas is made with condensed milk, cream of coconut, rum, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and lime juice.
It is simple, but be careful, Cremas must be appropriately stored. A glass container or bottle is best for storage. This Cremas version is best stored in the refrigerator.
This basic recipe was taken from the “Fine Haitian Cuisine” cookbook of Mona Cassion Menager. This version is very basic.
Cremas are also sold commercially, and each method is different. Any variation is a secret that is not widely shared. So enjoy making this tasty and easy drink.
Just don’t forget that it is served cold and must be stored in the refrigerator. If you buy a bottle from a Haitian store, refrigerate it after opening. Enjoy!
Note: Cremas should be served cold and stored in the refrigerator for precaution. Make sure you shake the cream of coconut container or can before mixing.
- 2 cups Cream of Coconut sweetened
- 2 cups Condensed Milk
- 2 cups Dark Rum Rhum Barbancourt preferably or any good dark rum will do
- 2 tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
- 4 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients thoroughly. Pour into glass container or glass bottle and refrigerate until serving. It can also be served over ice. Always shake the bottle or glass container before serving. Store in the refrigerator. This recipe should yield about 6 cups.