Ponche De Creme (Punch ah Creme)

December 4, 2015
A Caribbean Christmas staple, this better than eggnog version will knock you off your socks.

How to make punch ah creme eggnog

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 I would try to avoid that as much as possible.

Why did we have to be 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".  Oh Em Gee.

I promise I am not a scrooge.

I am, though, here for the feeling of joy, cheer, goodwill and well the food. 
There are some things you associate with a Trini Christmas. pastelle, black cake, paime, and well ponche de creme, or as we say "Punch a creme".

This Trinidad Punch a Creme drink is a 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.

Recipe for making punch ah creme

What's in this prize of gold?

Condensed milk and rum with a hint of spices. Yes. I'm guarding a simple bottle of creamy milk and rum concoction. And you would too if you tasted it.

This drink is eggnog's bigger and more fabulous cousin.

I am not a fan of eggnog.

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.

Punch ah Creme recipe

Best served with crushed ice.

Best served with a slice of rum cake on the side.

Best recipe for punch ah creme

Best enjoyed with family and friends during the season of cheer and good tidings.

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Yield: 3 Bottles of 750 ml

Ponche De Creme

Ponche De Creme

Ponche de Creme (Punch ah creme) is a popular Christmas drink that is often compared to eggnog. This Caribbean drink is a creamy alcoholic concoction infused with citrus and nutmeg.


  • 9 eggs
  • 5 tins condensed milk
  • 1 bottle white rum (750 ml)
  • Rind of 1 green lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Angostura bitters
  • Hot water


How to cook Ponche De Creme

  1. Pour half cup of hot water on peel of lime and set aside
  2. Beat eggs until fluffy
  3. Add milk, rum, and liquid from lime peel
  4. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and bitters
  5. Blend well
  6. Pour into clean bottles for storage.
  7. Best served over crushed ice

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Recipe for making Punch ah creme

Renz HomeMadeZagat
Renz HomeMadeZagat

Hi guys, I’m Renz. I am the chief cook and bottle washer here at HomeMadeZagat. I am here sharing Caribbean recipes that I grew up eating and new ones I’ve fallen in love with over the years. I just want to showcase the amazing diversity of Caribbean food and that everyone can recreate these dishes.