A sweet heavy creamy drink made with heavy alcohol and milk
I know that a lot of people are all for Thanksgiving, but Christmas is really the season for me. Now let's not get too excited. I do not like Christmas decorations. I remember when I was younger, with numerous years of putting up and taking down our Christmas tree, I eventually told my mom to "Put it in a corner and cover it with a sheet". I promise I am not a scrooge.
I am though, here for the feeling of joy, cheer and well the food.
There are some things you associate with a Trini Christmas. Pastelle, black cake, and well ponche de creme, or as we say "Ponche a creme".
This drink is prized possession. You have to be special for me to bring out a bottle when you're visiting. And you better believe I will be watching to make sure you don't take too much of it.
What's in this prize of gold? Condensed milk and rum with a hint of spices. Yes. I'm guarding a bottle of creamy milk and rum concoction. And you would too if you tasted it.
This drink is egg nog's bigger and more fabulous cousin. I am not a fan of egg nog. The advantage that Ponche De creme has over this is the inclusion of lime peel and angostura bitters which gives a nice citrus taste to the drink.
Best served over crushed ice.
Best served with a slice of black cake or rum cake on the side.
Best enjoyed with family and friends during the season of cheer and good tidings.
Ponche De Creme
Keywords: blender alcoholic drinks Christmas Thanksgiving Caribbean
Ingredients (3 bottles)
- 9 eggs
- 5 tins condensed milk
- 1 btl white rum
- 1 rind of green lime
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Grated nutmeg
- Angostura bitters
- Hot water
Pour half cup of hot water on peel of lime and set aside
Beat eggs until fluffy
Add milk, rum and liquid from lime peel
Add cinnamon, nutmeg and bitters
Serve over crushed ice
Pour into clean bottles for storage.
**Can be stored for one year**
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