Haitian Eggnog – Kremas


By Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

A Taste of Haiti

Servings: Many


2 Cans evaporated milk, 12 oz each
4 Cans sweetened condensed milk, 12 oz each
1 Can cream of coconut, 15 oz
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon almond extract
1 Anise star
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 Lime, zest and juice
One-fifth of 80-proof rum


Mix all the ingredients in a large pot. Pour into bottles. Serve in cordial glasses. For storage, refrigerate.

VIDEOS: Step-by-step instructions for preparation of Kremas



Sources: CaribSeek | A Taste of Haiti, by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas and the Thomas Family, Hippocrene Books, New York. | Photo from Haitian Recipes

Dady Chery

About Dady Chery

Dr. Dady Chery is a Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet. She is the author of "We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti's Struggle Against Occupation." Her broad interests encompass science, culture, and human rights. She writes extensively about Haiti and world issues such as climate change and social justice. Her many contributions to Haitian news include the first proposal that Haiti’s cholera had been imported by the UN, and the first story describing Haiti’s mineral wealth.

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