I think you should just go ahead and call me punch 'man. This week I have been downing punch after punch after punch. I have just been so lazy to cook. And a punch can fill you for hours. Well ok probably just like an hour.
They are packed filled with so much nutritional value that you don't feel too bad slurping it down. And then they just also taste so amazing.
This pumpkin punch follows the same process as the beet punch. Delicious and easy.
Punch vendors are popular in Trinidad and Tobago. Most times it's a man (like I cannot remember every seeing a female punch "man" and most times it's being sold from a cart with the punches already mixed and ready to go.
The ever popular peanut punch I think was the main starter for punches. That was the most basic punch. And then the varieties started coming in. Guinness punch, beet and now pumpkin.
I keep asking different people what is the difference between a punch and a smoothie. I get a little annoyed when someone calls my punch a smoothie and it may be for no good reason. In my head, I see a smoothie as something healthier that can use veggies and would incorporate ice whereas in punches, everything is just blended together and chilled to drink. And is thick and creamy and delicious. I am sure I'm wrong here but my brain has a mind of it's own. Haha.
Let's talk about the woes of fresh pumpkin.
Have you ever tried to peel one? My life has flashed before me on numerous occasions after the knife took a close call to a finger. Pumpkin is sooo tough. I have enough nicks on my fingers from the knife passing a little too close. Even though I much rather use a fresh piece of pumpkin, you can easily substitute pureed pumpkin in the tin. I think the canned ones have a heavier distinct taste, but it surely is a great substitute.
This is no regular punch though. There's a hint of Guinness in here. Well about more than a hint, and I don't think you can omit it for this drink to be amazing. Stout gives a nice gritty taste along with the nutmeg, cinnamon and bitters.
After a hectic week and me downing all these punches, it's safe to say my body is now replenished and ready to go.
Now to figure out what my next punch is going to be!!
yield: Serves 4 - 6
Caribbean Pumpkin Punch
A deliciously refreshing pumpkin drink made with pureed pumpkin and milk. The addition of Guinness and nutmeg gives this drink an amazing flavor.
prep time: 20 MINScook time: total time: 20 mins
- 2 cups cooked, pureed, pumpkin or a small pumpkin to get the equivalent
- 4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup Guinness
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash of Bitters
- Condensed milk to sweeten (approximately 3 tablespoons)
- If using fresh pumpkin peel and cube and add to pot with just enough water just below the line of pumpkin. Add a pinch of salt and boil until tender. Cool and puree. You need 2 cups of pureed pumpkin
- Add pumpkin puree, milk, guinness and nutmeg to blender and blend
- Add bitters and sweeten to taste
- Chill and serve
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