Trinidad's Ponche-de-Creme (Punch with Cream) Trinidad’s traditional Christmas drink. It’s got quite a kick if you use just the right amount of Rum.

prep: 15 mins total: 15 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 3 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup canned evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups rum
  • 1 tablespoon aromatic bitters
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg


    Step 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.

    Step 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.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.


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).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 858 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 119.4g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 75.8mg; sodium 283.7mg.


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