20 October 2013

Jamaican Guinness Punch

My mum watched a TV programme with Colin Jackson on it. He's a Brit of Jamaican origins and he made a punch on the programme that mum told me about. It's a traditional Jamaican recipe of a Guinness punch using evaporated and condensed milk that sounded intriguing. Here are the ingredients I used:

  • 500ml of Guinness. If you only have draught, pour it into a glass about half an hour before you start on the recipe to allow it to calm down a bit before blending;
  • One 410 g can of evaporated milk
  • Half a 397 g can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ten ice cubes
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
  • Ginger wine

To prepare, I just put the milks into the blender, added the Guinness and Ginger wine and then added the spice. Blitz for 15 seconds, then open the hole in the lid and drop in the ice cubes one by one as the blender is still spinning to break them up.

This makes a refreshing drink that is slightly alcoholic and certainly has a complex flavour. I now have to drink the whole lot since no-one else here likes the flavours (or ingredients) and I can confirm that four pints of the stuff is a bit much, but one, on a hot summer's day (which this isn't either) should go down an absolute treat.

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