Cream of Life (Homemade) / Rebeca Monzo

1 can of condensed milk.

8 fresh egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

1 teaspoon vanilla.

1/4 cup white rum.

1 cup sugar.

1 cup water.

(These last two ingredients are to make the syrup).


Beat the egg yolks, add the syrup, almost cold, and the condensed Flavor it with vanilla, strain everything and cook it over low heat a few minutes.

Then, at the end, add the rum.

Allow it to cool and decant it into a previously sterilized glass container.

Generally all Cuban households had at least one liter of this cream to celebrate any event. It was very typical Creme de vie for special occasions such as the birth of a new family member, or baptism. Also for Christmas Eve.

A great gift to a friend or family would be to give this delicious drink in a personalized bottle, as in this case, specially decorated for the occasion.

Bon appetit!

September 4 2011