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Crema de vie - Cream of life

Crema de vie - Cream of life

David Taylor
You can use whatever brand of rum you like white or dark. I think a spiced rum adds a nice touch.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 12 drinks


  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Rum - regular or spiced at least half a cup - any less isn't worth it!



  • Heat water and sugar in a pot until the sugar has dissolved and the water is clear.

Egg Nog

  • In a blender, mix the two cans of milk, egg yolks and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
  • When the syrup is ready, pour the egg mix into the pot and stir continuously over med-low heat.
  • After a minute, pour in the rum - as much as you want - the more the better, and remove from heat.
  • When the nog has cooled down, transfer to an empty bottle and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • I always sprinkle just a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg into mine for an extra flavor kick.


Keyword Christmas, Cream, Eggs, Rum, Thanksgiving