Jamaican Carrot Juice is a creamy, smooth and rich drink, that is mostly made on a Sunday in Jamaica. I remember my mother making Jamaican Carrot Juice practically every other Sunday because that’s when she could only afford to go to the market to get carrots.
This Jamaican Carrot Juice or some call it Carrot Punch is has some weight to it, so be careful not to drink too much of it before eating your dinner or lunch. However, it’s not too thick like a smoothie, just slightly thick and hat’s why some refer to it as Carrot Punch.
How to prepare the carrots?
There are two ways of making Jamaican Carrot Juice, that I have learnt of while growing up. I have only done it one way and don’t think I will try it the other way because I am so hooked on the way I have been doing it all my life.
The first option is to wash, peel and chop the carrots. Add the chopped carrots in a food processor or you can grater the whole carrots. Add all the 5 cups of water to it and strain it to get the juice. Then add your flavorings, Guinness and sweet condensed milk.
Another option is to wash, peel and cook the carrots. After the carrots are cooked, put the cool carrots in a blender with the water it was cooked in and puree it. Add the flavorings, Guinness and sweet condensed milk.
I have never done it with the first option, but I didn’t want to just give you the only way I have done it. I love giving options and don’t like to force my way on others.
Plus, I believe that there is no need to discard any part of the carrots. Carrots are healthy and have a good source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin k and plenty more health benefits. I want to consume all of the carrots in a juice form, so that’s why I stick with the method of cooking the carrots first, instead of using a grater or putting it in a food processor.
Anyway you choose to do it, whether you cook the carrots or use a grater (or a food processor), it’s your choice.
How to make Jamaican Carrot Juice
Please don’t cook the carrots until it is soft, but just about tender to be pureed. From turning on the heat to turning off the heat, it was about 30 minutes.
Adding an entire bottle of Guinness or Dragon Stout and or Bailey’s Rum Cream, it’s up to you. I am not here to encourage alcohol drinking. But in my Jamaican culture, Carrot Juice isn’t done making without some alcohol in it. Even if its a teaspoon…lol.
So a bottle of Guinness or a Dragon Stout is added to the pureed carrots or strained carrot juice and then some Rum Cream to give it a creamier texture. The alcohol just gives it an extra kick. You can make it without any form of alcohol at all and that’s why I said they are optional.
We all know that Guinness has a dark color to it. So when you add the Guinness to the carrot mixture, it gives it a darker color and no longer has the carrot orange looking color. You can see it from the finish product in the picture below.
Add the nutmeg and vanilla extract to add more flavor. Sweeten with the condensed sweet milk.
I hope you give this Jamaican Carrot Juice a try. It is so creamy and flavorful. You will fall in love with it. Let me know what you think about it.
Jamaican Carrot Juice Recipe
1 lb Carrots
1 bottle of Guinness or Dragon Stout (optional)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Bailey’s rum cream (optional)
1 can of condensed sweet milk
5 cups of water
Peel and wash the carrots.
Chopped the carrots into about 1 inch pieces.
Put all the chopped carrots in a pot and fill it with 3 cups of water.
Allow the carrots to boil for about 25 to 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
Once the carrots are cooled, put it in a blender with the water that it was boiled in and puree it for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is well smooth.
Pour the puree carrots in a pitcher and add the nutmeg, vanilla extract, Guinness or Dragon Stout and Bailey’s rum cream to it.
Add the remaining 2 cups of water to the blender to wash out all the puree carrots. Pour it in the pitcher.
Open the can of sweet condensed milk and use it to sweeten to your taste.
Put it in the fridge to cool and enjoy it once it is cool for you.
However, if you have some ice cubes on hand, put some in a cup and pour some of the carrot juice on it.
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Another carrot recipe that you can also check out is my Carrot Cake.
Please let me know what you think of the Jamaican Carrot Juice when you give it a try, in the comment section below.
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The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.