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How To Make Caribbean Style Carrot Punch (juice).

Carrot punch or carrot juice as it’s also called in the Caribbean is one of those rich and creamy drinks you’ll find being made throughout the region. Recipes may differ, but the base ingredient of freshly grated (or food processor as in my case) carrots is constant. Chilled with a few cubes of ice on a hot Caribbean day, this drink is both filling and very refreshing.


You’ll Need…

3 lbs carrots
6 cups water
1 can condensed milk (sweetened)
1/4 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

 If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the list of ingredients to ensure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs.

Wash and peel the carrots. I find that peeling the carrots with a peeler causes a lot of wastage, so I scrape the side of it with my knife under cool water. This way only a thin layer is removed. Then you have the option of either cutting each carrot into small pieces and using a food processor or blender to puree everything. Or you can certainly go old-school as our dad would and use a box grater.

In two batches I placed half the carrots and half the water into my food processor and had it go on high for a few minutes, until you have pureed pulp. Empty into a large bowl and do the other batch.

It’s now time for some manual labor. Strain the pulp/liquid into another bowl (use a fine strainer or cheese cloth), then squeeze the remaining pulp to get every drop of juice out. If you use a cheese cloth you’ll find that you can wring out a lot more juice than if it’s just your hands. Give the remaining juice another strain to remove any remaining pulp.

It’s now time to spice things up and sweeten the punch as it’s traditionally done. Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, then pour in the sweetened condensed milk. Start off with 1/2 a can and add more as needed. I used the entire can! Whisk well, chill and serve.

There’s enough carrot punch here for about 8 people and if you’re impatient like me and can’t wait for it to chill in the fridge, you can drop in a few cubes of ice and enjoy! You can also add a few shots of rum to the mix, if you want to serve as a sort of cocktail to the grown folks.

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  1. Niomee Mark
    August 20, 2020 / 3:11 pm

    What if I use a juicer how would I do it that case

  2. eldora
    March 30, 2018 / 10:54 am

    I just made this, and I am very amazed. It tastes soooo Goooodd… I will definitely make some more for my family to enjoy. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  3. D. Singh
    January 12, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Hi Chris, you made the punch with only the juice of the carrot but I’ve been making a drink since many years using the whole carrot with the same ingredients you’ve used and I called it carrot drink (In those days no one knew about smoothies) and I do the same with pumpkin and bananas etc. I also use carrots and pumpkin in breads, cakes and muffins and in my veggie roti. I grind the veggies and then knead the flour with it and it’s delicious! I’ve tried many different things in my kitchen and I also look at your recipes and make them too. Keep the wonderful recipes coming my way, thank you and God bless.

  4. December 18, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Made some carrot juice today. Loving it.

  5. Glendean Rochester
    December 4, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    I have made this drink last week very nice but I don’t like to waste food and I would like some ideas on how to use up the left over carrot after removing the juice. Can it be used in muffins or bread or even to thicken soups or stews?
    Awaiting your good judgement/skills.

    • Shey
      March 9, 2015 / 5:11 am

      I use it to make bread; its a very nutritious and tasty additive. Enjoy!

    • Shey
      March 9, 2015 / 5:11 am

      I use it to make bread; its a very nutritious and tasty addition. Enjoy!

  6. Reena
    November 21, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    I followed your recipe and the punch came out great!! Thank you!!

  7. Cindy
    September 28, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Hi Chris, thank you for your amazing recipes. I was wondering if I can just use my juicer? And if so, do I still add 6 cups of water ?

  8. Rheana Bernard
    July 12, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Is it possible to use another type of milk?

  9. Rheana Bernard
    July 12, 2014 / 8:25 am

    Is it possible to make using evaporated milk?

  10. alli
    January 26, 2014 / 10:35 am

    I never did this with raw carrots I always boiled them first then blended the softened carrots with all the other ingredients – same for pumpkin punch

  11. Kemoy
    August 28, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Can a juicer be used instead of a blender?

    • Galaxistar
      October 2, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      Yes you can.

  12. Kim
    July 29, 2013 / 11:15 am

    Thank you,remember having this drink as a kid and couldn't remember how to make it,remember Guinness or supligen was also added to this dink,yum yum

  13. Shanice f-j
    July 6, 2013 / 11:18 pm

    This this tastes just like how my grandma made it, thanks for the great recipe!!

  14. Delta
    June 28, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Hi Christ, I really enjoyed your delcious and easy recipes and look forward to receive them. Thank for sharing them with us.

  15. Delta
    June 28, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Hi Chris, I am really enjoying those delicious and easy recipes. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. ANDREA CONWAY
    June 22, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    THIS WAS A GOOD RECIPE I LOVE IT LOVE IT

  17. Marie
    June 6, 2013 / 8:01 am

    I Chris, I love this juice. Thanks for the many recipes. I have tried the Jamaican fried dumplings and it is great. Thanks again – the recipes are just great. Belated birthday greetings to your gran-ma. She looks great. Keep up the good works.

  18. June 6, 2013 / 7:03 am

    I love your recipes would like to buy your books, but do not have a credit card. is there any other form of payment.

  19. alecia brown
    June 5, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    This my favorite drink

  20. Lorna
    June 5, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    Hi Chris, for those who do not like sweetened condense milk squeeze a whole lime in and sweeten with sugar.

  21. Joanne Ashby Allie
    June 5, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing, this is a great recipe

  22. jayne
    June 5, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    This is one of the things my mom never made at our house we always did citrus and coconut drinks which was readily available …carrots, you had to go to the market for .

  23. Niki
    June 5, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    If i have a juicer, do I still need to add the water to this recipe or can I just use the fresh juice from the carrots?

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