Jamaican Carrot Drink

Sep 20, 2012 by

Greetings friends of The Lovely Pantry! I have certainly been missing in action for the past few months. Mainly because I went to Jamaican for most of the summer. I usually take the time to spend with my family and my friends during the summer months. The connection is very important to me. Sometimes, you need to reconnect and rejuvenate, and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve been trying to get back into blogging but obstacles just keep popping up. Since I’m no quitter – I’m going to press on and continue what I really enjoy doing with the friends that inspire and encourage me every day. I should also try to make nice with my scale. I did not hold back when it came to food while I was in Jamaica! LOL!

A big hearty THANK YOU to my fabulous Food Blogger friends who did not hesitate to guest post for me while I was away! Sofie, Chung-Ah, Renee, Anuradha, and Sandra ~ You guys are so AWESOME!

Today’s post is a wonderful refreshing drink that is quite lovely with a Sunday dinner, or a special drink for entertaining. I got the recipe from a book given to me by the BESTIE a few months ago. I’ve added it to my growing collection of Jamaican Treasures and I’m so happy to be sharing the recipe with you here. The book is called The Real Taste of Jamaica by Enid Donaldson. I had it on my wish list for so long! I believe I had the book years go but gave it away because I wasn’t really into cooking at that time. I’m glad I have it once again! I’m keeping this copy! It has sentimental value :-)

 

Jamaican Carrot Drink – Perfect for a Sunday afternoon beverage

 

Jamaican Carrot Drink

Recipe Type: Drink, Juice, Beverage
Cuisine: Jamaican
Author: Lyn of The Lovely Pantry, original recipe from A Real Taste of Jamaica by Enid Donaldson
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
A refreshing drink made from carrots, water and evaporated milk
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Diced Carrots
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk (Reduced Fat)
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Ice Cubes
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add carrots and water
  2. Pulse until blended, in intervals for about a minute
  3. Strain the carrot mixture into a jug
  4. Rinse the blender jug
  5. Pour the strained juice back into the blender and add the milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and ice cubes
  6. Blend again in intervals for no more than a minute
  7. Strain a second time into the serving jug and refrigerate
  8. Serve cold and enjoy
Notes

I found that it was best to strain the liquid twice in order to yield a much smoother and more refined drink. I used 2 different sized strainers. The second time I used a much finer sieve.

 

Jamaican Carrot Drink with freshly grated Nutmeg

 

I’m just too excited. I love books – of course photography books and the like, but I have a soft spot for Cook Books. I just can’t have enough. Here are a few books that I got on my recent trip to Jamaica (except the one by Enid Donaldson). I absolutely adore the book called Jamaican Food, that documents the origin of certain foods that are a big part of the culture and some foods/dishes that are unique to Jamaica. I’ve never had a book like this before. Clearly, I have some reading and cooking to do!

 

Lyn’s Jamaican Treasures

 

I’m happy to be back! I feel like giving my kitchen a big hug!

Take good care everyone! *Virtual Hugs for you all*

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19 Comments

  1. Welcome back! It is so good to see a post from you, Lyn! I love the color of your carrot juice. So vibrant and I bet it was refreshing too! :)

  2. Heck yea! I’ve seen this cookbook in the shops around town but I haven’t picked it up yet…I’ve pretty much exhausted all the Cayman cookbooks so I’m thinking this is now a must have in my kitchen! Your juice looks FABULOUS :)

    • Parsley Sage – Enid Donaldsons Cookbook is a staple in the caribbean household! (I just made that up, but I believe it!!!) LOL! I hope you can pick it up soon. Look for the revised edition…Glad you like the carrot drink and thanks so much for pinning!!!!! :-)

  3. Welcome back Lyn! I am so glad you are back in the groove and posting your wonderful recipes including this lovely Jamaican drink.

  4. So glad you’re back! And this drink is so refreshing, and just what I need in 90 degree weather! And I’m so jealous of all your cookbooks!

    • You’re jealous of my cookbooks and I’m now jealous of your 90 degree weather!!!! LOL! I’m glad to be back and thank you for such a warm welcome.

  5. Oh, man! I love your collection of cookbooks! Cookbook envy. So glad you are back and I am looking forward to more great Jamaican dishes. That carrot drink looks very refreshing!

    Big virtual hug to you too,

    Stacy

    • Thanks, Stacy! I’ll roll them out as soon as I can…The weather may be cooling off a bit, but there will always be sunshine here at The Lovely Pantry! *hugs*

  6. Welcome back! You’re absolutely right – it’s so important to reconnect and rejuvenate. This carrot drink looks amazing. Do you think it would still taste okay if I cut way back on the sugar?

    • Thanks, Shelby! I’m sure it will taste okay… I have a little bit of a sweet tooth :-) So add as little as needed to satisfy your taste and dietary needs.

  7. Lovely ! Delish carrot smoothie ! Linking this to my smoothie central page. Will try it with coconut milk powder I think. The nutmeg & vanilla must make it so refreshing :) Cant wait to try it & … ooh those books !! WANT !

  8. Sonia

    Glad you’re back cuz!!! I had a copy of Real Taste of Jamaica too…it somehow disappeared. It’s on my list though. Great recipe.

  9. Good god! I cant see u ever quitting Lyn! We want to see the Jamaican food awesomeness in the future as well.

    I am all for carrot juice, its such a great beverage when its hot outside, and I tell you we r heating up here. Time to get the juicer out!

    • Nah, I love cooking and sharing with whoever wants to see…no quitting in sight :-) Thanks for your support! Good for you that you use your juicer! Mine is so big and clunky and a pain to clean :-| lol! Do what you must to stay cool!

  10. Welcome back Bestie!! That carrot juice looks absolutely refreshing!! I patiently wait for other Jamaican recipes and more!!

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