Haitian Kremas Recipe that you can try at home

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Haitian Kremas is one of the most popular and also one of the most favorite drinks for Haitian people. It is a sweet, creamy drink that has a thick consistency. It would remind people of something like drinking a milkshake.

Haitian Kremas Recipe

The main ingredient of this sweet alcoholic drink is condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut, and rum. To add some kick, you can even put some spices in your Haitian Kremas such as nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, or some other ingredients.

If made according to the instructions and kept well, you will get an off-white or closer to beige colour. The final colour of the drink depends upon the quality and colour of the rum used.

But if you really want to prepare your Haitian Kremas traditionally and according to the Haitian way, you need to use Rhum barbancourt. If you cannot get it, you can use any dark coloured rum. 

As discussed on https://www.foodsearches.com/about-haitian-kremas/, tou can expect to get Kremas in Haiti whenever there is a celebration, family/friends’ get-together, important social events, carnival, or festival. Haitian Kremas is similar to Ponche de Creme which originated from Trinidad and Tobago. The only difference is that the Kremas’ consistency is much thinner when compared to “Ponche de Creme.”

It is a sweet drink, so if you are not a big fan of drinking sweet beverages, you can throw in some ice in the Kremas to neutralize its sweet kick!

There are various methods to make Kremas, but the core ingredients are usually the same. In order to prepare your Haitian Kremas, you will have to combine all the ingredients together to make a blissful drink!

As per this https://www.saveurslakay.com/cremasse/kremas-recipe/ Saveurs Lakay Haitian Kreams Recipe, the ingredients that you will need to make yourself a Haitian Kremas are:

  • Rum (preferably “Rhum Brabancourt”, or any dark rum would be fine)
  • Water
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Nutmeg 
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Lime Zest
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Vanilla extract
  • Evaporated milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Cinnamon

Haitian Kremas can be either served cold or at room temperature. You can also add ice if you may so desire. 

You can have the drink on its own, or you can pair it up with something sweet, such as a dessert or a pastry to give yourself a rich experience!

Some suggestions for it would be a “Plaintain Bread” or “Pain Patate”. You can also go for some pudding or pone with your Haitian Kremas.

How to store Kremas?

As the Haitian Kremas contains dairy product, it becomes important to store it in a proper way after the preparation, so it does not go bad. 

You can store Kremas in a cool and dry place once not opened and serving. It can be used for up to two years. Your best bet would be to store your Kremas in a refrigerator. 

There is enough alcohol in the milk, so you do not have to worry about it going bad in a few hours/days. If you store it in the fridge, you will increase its shelf life.

Make sure you do not open the bottle of the container in which you have stored Kremas too often, as it would lead to the formation of lumps, which will affect the texture and consistency of the beverage.

Once you serve the drink, if there is some leftover, you can immediately put it back in the fridge. Before serving the drink, a suggestion would be to shake the container or bottle so as to remove the clumps which get formed due to the coconut cream.

So if there is any event, celebration, or and personal get-together of your family or friends, you can serve them this nice Haitian beverage which is surely going to leave people asking for more. It is mainly a festive drink that you can serve on special holidays such as Christmas, Easter, or weddings and family functions.

There are many other Haitian drinks that the citizens of Haiti prefer to have such as Ginger beer, Pumpkin ponche de creme, or Mauby, but nothing comes close to the popularity of the Haitian Kremas, also written as Cremas or Cremasse!

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