Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a refreshing drink found all over the Caribbean. It can be made into an adult beverage with the addition of a little rum.
- 3 lbs carrots
- 6 cups water
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Clean the carrots and grate them, or chop them into a food processor or blender. Add the water and pulse until pureed. It is best to do this in two batches. Strain into a bowl using a fine strainer or cheese cloth. Squeeze the pulp to get all of the juice. You can strain a second time if you prefer less pulp in the juice.
- Add the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well. Add the sweetened condensed milk to your taste. Start with 1/2 a can and add until it is sweet enough for you. Chill for a couple of hours and serve over ice.
This was just ok for us - not bad but not "jump out of my seat" good. Mostly, I didn't like the mouth feel of the carrot pulp - even though I put it through cheesecloth twice. I think it would be better if our carrots had been a bit sweeter and more flavorful. Thanks for posting this unusual drink!