Trinidad's Ponche-de-Creme (Punch with Cream) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Trinidad's Ponche-de-Creme (Punch with Cream) Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Trinidad's Ponche-de-Creme (Punch with Cream)

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"Trinidad's traditional Christmas drink. It's got quite a kick if you use just the right amount of Rum."

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and lime zest using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually pour in the condensed milk while continuing to mix, and then pour in the evaporated milk.
  2. Stir in the rum and bitters, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Transfer to a bottle and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve over crushed ice.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • READY IN 15 mins

Footnotes

  • This recipe contains raw eggs. You may replace the 6 eggs in this recipe with 1 1/2 cups of purchased pasteurized egg product. You may also pasteurize your own eggs by heating in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir constantly so you do not cook the eggs, and heat to 160 degrees F (68 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2007

i usually buy the store bought kind but, homemade is much better. my husband and i visited trinidad a couple times and had this. it's excellent! thank you so much for posting this recipe. it will taste a little too sweet and thick at first. but after you chill it and add plenty of ice it taste perfect.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2008

This recipe is "alright", but we, IN TRINIDAD, usually use less condensed milk & 2 cups of rum to every 6 eggs (they chemically cook the eggs to preserve the drink). Also, Ponche de Creme or Ponche Crema doesnt mean "Punch WITH Cream", but "Cream Punch" or literally "Punch of Cream", as some people do call it.

 

9 Ratings

Dec 20, 2008

The recipe is okay, however, my mother (a Trini) uses (3) cans of Evaporated Milk and 1.5 cans of condensed milk. The recipe listed above can be overly sweet with the amount of condensed milk stated.

 
Nov 25, 2009

So, first of all, I'm trini and i LOOOVVE ponchecreme. So for the drink it self, 5 stars. This recipe needs some fixing however. I've been away form home, and although i made this with my mom for years at home, I could not remember the recipe. So, I called up Mom who says: use 3 cans of evaporated milk and 1 to 1 1/2 cans condensed milk depending on how sweet u like it. Also, add the rum sparingly depending on your own tastes. Finally, when beating the eggs, add the peel of one lemon (helps to cut the freshness of the raw egg). Serve with lots of ice :)

 
Nov 23, 2010

great recipe but needs some adjustment,i love punch de creme coming from Trinidad it's one of the best drinks for Christmas once done right,it should be 3 can evaporated milk,1 1/2 cans condense milk and 1 teaspoon bitters the rest is fine,i use lime peel and start of with using 1/2 cup rum and add more if needed.

 
Dec 24, 2011

Great recipe! It was huge hit at a holiday party. One suggestion. I balked at using raw eggs so I put the eggs in a ceramic bowl and placed the bowl in a pot of boiling water. I let them stew for a few minutes. They didn't cook all the way, but enough to pasteurize them for a bit, about 5 minutes. The eggs took on a "custardly" feel and then I used them as the Punch Cream recipe called for. Tasted great and I felt much better sharing it with others knowing the eggs weren't totally raw.

 
Dec 23, 2007

I absolutely love it! I used water instead of rum and it was perfect.

 
Apr 07, 2008

This was fun to try, but definitely not a favorite. I think the aromatic bitters threw it off too much for me, although my guests didn't complain. They just stated they preferred my usual homemade eggnog (Christmas Creamy Eggnog), but were pleased to try this anyway. We'll stick to the traditional eggnog from now, but thanks for offering a taste of Trinidad, anyway!

 

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