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Haitian Cremas Recipe

Haitian Cremas

Haitian Cremas is like the Haitian version of a western milkshake. Haitians love to drink Cremas on special occasions, such as holidays, festivals, and events. It is really more than your standard milkshake because it has spices and rum in it too. Of course, it is still a very creamy and sweet tasting beverage that goes wonderfully with pastries and desserts.
Haitian Kremas does not have a milk-white color, though. It appears to have a little more of a beige color to it. You’ll also notice some brownish particles within the creamy liquid. Those particles are likely the cinnamon and grated nutmeg ingredients that go into this recipe. Kremas is certainly a tropical milkshake that doesn’t taste like any other milk shake you’ve ever had before. It is definitely worth a try.  
There are many different kinds of creamy drinks found on Caribbean islands and nations like Haiti. If you were to try each recipe, you would notice small differences in how they taste. The Haitian recipe is considered to be one of the best Cremas style drinks in the Caribbean.
Fortunately, you don’t need to take a trip to Haiti to experience the tastiness of Cremas for yourself. You can simply prepare it at home with the list of ingredients below. These ingredients should be available in any supermarket or health food store.
The rum might be the only ingredient that you’ll have to look for carefully, but there are always alternatives to it if needed. That is what’s excellent about Haitian Cremas because it gives you more freedom to make it your own type of creamy drink, while still following the traditional Haitian recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 Can of Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • One Can of Coconut Cream
  • 1 tsp of Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Anise Star Extract
  • 1 tsp of Almond Extract
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp of Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup of Barbancourt Rum (optional)


  • Pour the two cans of sweetened milk and one can of evaporated milk into a large bowl. Stir the milk around to mix them together. 
  • Pour the can of coconut cream into the bowl and mix that around with the other mixed milk. After that, you can proceed by adding cinnamon, nutmeg, almond, vanilla, and anise star. Mix all of those ingredients in with the other mixed solution.
  • Now you’ll want to try thickening the solution somewhat to give it more taste and texture. You can do that by adding the lime juice to the solution and mixing it all around together.
  • The true essence of the Haitian Cremas comes from the one cup of rum you’re supposed to add to it at this point. Most people will recommend Barbancourt rum, but you can experiment with other brands if you want. If you’re preparing the drink for someone underage, then you can leave the rum out.
  • Leave the mixture alone for a couple of minutes. After that, the solution is ready to consume as a drink. Of course, you’ll need to find a way to pour the solution into cups or bottles. The simplest way to do that is by using a funnel. We recommend you purchase a 750-millilitre bottle because that is about how much of the solution should be available.
  • If you’re ready to serve the drink, you should add ice to a cup before you pour the solution into it. Kremas is supposed to be consumed as a cold shake. The amount of ice you want to add is up to you. It all depends on your tolerance for ice-cold drinks.



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