Making Cuban Eggnog – Crema De Vie

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This is a recipe for a drink that is known by many names and may slightly vary depending on the country it comes from.  In the United States we have Eggnog.  In the Dominican Republic they call it “Cocito” and in Cuba you have “Crema De Vie”.  Most of my recipes have a Spanish name to them and usually say “Cuban”…something. This is because I am Cuban American.  Part of preparing myself for my homestead in the Ozarks is writing this blog to keep track of everything I have been learning online, but also having a place for recipes.  These are things that we make already at home and things that I hope to make in the future.  I love “Crema De Vie” so here is how it’s done.


  • 8 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Can of Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Cinnamon simple syrup (1 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 cup of water, and a cinnamon stick heated in a sauce pan until all of the sugar is dissolved)
  • 1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup of White Rum

Step 1: Heat the evaporated milk in a sauce pan.  Once it is hot, start adding it to the mixed eggs while stirring.  Cook in medium/low for about 4 minutes.

Step 2 Add all of the other ingredients to a blender.  Wait until the egg and evaporated milk mixture cools down and then add it to the mix in the blender. Then store in a bottle.

For a step by step demonstration, click on the video below from Nydia’s Miami Kitchen.

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