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Kremas: Haïtian Holiday Drink

Elisabeth Desamour
Kremas is a popular drink in Haïti for gatherings, especially during the holiday season.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean, Haïtian
Servings 10


  • Large Bowl
  • Unbleached Cheese Cloth or Clean Kitchen Towel


  • 3 whole Coconuts
  • 1 12oz can Evaporated Milk
  • 2 12oz can Condensed Milk
  • 2 lbs White Sugar
  • ¼ cup Vanilla Extract
  • ½ litre Rhum Preferably Rhum Barbancourt
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice Fresh
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest
  • 1 tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Star Anise Extract


  • Grate the coconut with the ecaporated milk finely in a blender. Use the cheese cloth to strain and squeeze out all liquid from coconut and milk.
  • Mix coconut mixture with condensed milk.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and milk mixture to large bowl. Let it steep for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Strain mixture using cheese cloth and bottle it up.
  • Enjoy with ice, at room temperature, or chilled.
Keyword Alcoholic Drinks, Barbancourt, Coconut Drinks, Rhum, Rhum and milk punch, Rum, Spiced Drink