Jamaican Rum Cream

Jerri Thomas Recipe

By Jerri Thomas Jeggi

makes 1 quart
Prep Time:

I fell in love with rum cream on our first trip to Jamaica. Unfortunately, Sangsters (the Jamaican brand) isn't sold in the US so after going online and trying many recipes, tweaking this, removing that, I found what is the closest in flavor to the Sangster's brand. It makes an excellent gift as most people aren't familiar with it.


14 oz
can sweetened condensed milk
1-1 1/4 c
amber rum (appleton's is what i use)
1 c
cream or half and half
3 Tbsp
chocolate syrup
2 Tbsp
fresh brewed coffee
1 tsp
real vanilla extract
1 tsp
coconut extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix all ingredients in a blender and run on a low setting for a minute, just long enough to blend.
Refrigerate for an hour for flavors to blend. Serve over ice, in coffee, over ice cream, or in any way one would use Irish cream. It has the same texture but not the bite of whiskey. Keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge, I'm told. It never stays around long enough at our house!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Red Pony 5ForMe
May 29, 2015
@KRISTAL Flateau kflateau - Have you tried Appleton's Cream Rum? I can't get Sangster here either, but I can get Appleton's, and it is awesome. Even though I can buy it, I can't wait to try your recipe! I found that Pina Colada mix with cream rum is so, so good! In fact it's so good that it's really easy to forget that there's rum in it. Until you try to stand up, that is!
Kristal Flateau kflateau
Sep 26, 2014
I also fell in love with Sangsters and was SO disappointed when I couldn't find it here at home. If you happen to be close to an area with Duty Free stores, you can get it in some locations. I'm in Michigan and the Duty Free in Canada carries it so I am lucky enough, once in a while, to have someone willing to make a rum run for me!!! I will try this when the cupboard is bare. Thanks for sharing
Norm Rudolph Storm57
Jan 10, 2014
Jerri Thomas .. you deserve a BIG UP!!

Shame to admit that it has been a while since I have tasted the real deal, but that recipe of yours was just .. lil bit in the morning Blue Mountain coffee watching the sun come up in Negril .. YaMon!! Thanks for sharing that gem!!!!! IRIE
Theresa Rodriguez Scorp59
Sep 14, 2013
I, too, fell in love with Jamaican Rum Cream when I was in Jamaica. I am going to try your recipe and hope it is close. If I am sipping Jamaica Rum Cream and playing reggae music I can transport myself back to Ocho Rios.
Nov 10, 2011 - S I shared this recipe with discussion group: Let's Have a Beverage! (aka "Let's Have A Drink!")