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Punch de Creme (recipe)

Posted By Sarina On December 3, 2012 @ 10:26 am In beverages,dairy,Featured,gluten free,multimedia,vegetarian | Comments Disabled

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Trini Christmas [1]

Punch de Creme, is another of Trinidad’s traditional Christmas drinks.

One thing that I really like about punch de creme (as opposed to traditional eggnog) is the use of citrus flavors like lime and Angostura bitters (which has orange extract). This gives the ‘nog’ a fruity lightness that alleviates the sweet creaminess (which could easily get cloying).

The method outlined below is true to form to how most Punch de Creme is made here. I’ve received some comments about heating the egg mixture vs. not. By all means follow the method that gives you the most peace of mind. I’ve never gotten sick and I’ve never met anyone whose gotten sick, or read about anyone getting sick, but again, everyone and everywhere is different :) I’m not gonna lambaste either approach.

No Punch de Creme post would be complete without a reference to the late Lord Kitchener’s classic calypso “Drink Ah Rum (and a Punch de Creme)”. Here it is!

Ponche De Creme
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Ingredients:

6 eggs
3 cups evaporated milk
12 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1.5 cups rum (preferably white)
2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lime juice
grated nutmeg

Mise en Place

Directions:

1. Beat eggs with lime juice until light and fluffy

2. Add evaporated milk
3. Sweeten to taste with condensed milk.
4. Add bitters, grated nutmeg, extract and rum according to taste.

5. Strain
6. serve with crushed ice.

Serves 12


Spelling Variations: Ponch de Crema, Punch a Creme, Ponche de Creme

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This entry was originally published on December 14, 2006. It has been updated three times since then.

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