June 26, 2017

Many of you have requested my recipe for Jamaican Carrot Juice! I know it’s a favourite drink for a lot of people, however, I really don’t make it much so I had to try my hand at creating this recipe for you. You’ll notice in my video that I’m tentative about how much sweetened condensed milk to add. That’s because I didn’t want to over-power the natural carrot flavour. If you prefer a strong carrot flavour just add more carrots or use less water with the amount of carrots below. Though it’s always traditional to sprinkle nutmeg on top when serving up a glass of carrot juice, I added grated nutmeg to the batch I made for the video. Either way, you can’t lose.
 
Carrots are naturally sweet so for a lighter dairy-free version add sugar, lime juice and ginger to your carrot juice instead of the traditional ingredients. Pour over ice for a refreshing way to quench your thirst.
 
Ingredients
 
2lbs Carrots, chopped in 2-inch pieces
4 to 5 cups cold Water
1 Tbsp Vanilla Flavouring
12-oz Sweetened Condensed Milk, or to taste
1/4 tsp Nutmeg, grated
1 Tbsp Jamaican Rum (optional)
 
Method

1. Using a blender, blend the carrots with water in batches
2. Separate juice into a bowl or pitcher using a strainer or cheesecloth
2. Stir in vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, nutmeg and rum
 
Pour over ice and enjoy!
 

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Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

15 Comments

  • Reply
    Ella
    June 19, 2013

    Thank you so much for this Mumma Fay. Can’t wait to try it out. Just one request – would it be possible to include English measurements with your recipes? Don’t worry if you it would be too much work – as long as the recipes and videos keep coming! You are doing a fantastic job.

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      Maxy
      November 30, 2013

      Yes it would be so much easier to follow recipes if we could have UK measurements too. such as grams, Oz, and ml.

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        Cook Like A Jamaican
        December 2, 2013

        Ella and Maxy… we’ll see what we can do to provide metric measurements as well

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      Devonia
      January 6, 2014

      you can always search google for metric conversions.

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    lorraine
    June 20, 2013

    hi aunty faye Jamaican myself couldn’t have said it better. One love, keep up the good work

    • Reply
      Chocolate Sundee
      June 22, 2013

      Momma Faye: I love watching your videos. I have been to Jamaica four times thus far . I love the culture, the people, and the food. I cook food Jamaican often. I can make a mean jerk sauce and Jerk Chicken just to name a few. I have a Rasta friend who had taught me to cook many dishes. I love your personality and your unselfishness to share “your style” of cooking. Please keep the videos coming. Much love.

      Chocolate Sundee

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    pam
    January 11, 2014

    Hi Miss Faye,

    Jamaican myself, however sometime when I am not certain how to prepare a certain dish I check for other versions. Hence, I came upon ur sight. Simply marvellous! Now mi na lef! Nuf blessings. Keep up the good work.

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    Etoile
    March 8, 2014

    This is fabulous! My mother used to make this when I was growing up. Unfortunately she has passed away and I never did get all of her recipes but this is very similar to the away that she would have prepared it. Thank you ever so much for sharing.

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    Etoile
    March 8, 2014

    This is fabulous! My mother used to make this when I was growing up. Unfortunately she has passed away and I never did get all of her recipes but this is very similar to the away that she would have prepared it. Thank you ever so much for sharing.

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    Cretia
    May 20, 2014

    Hi Mrs. Faye, I love ALL of your recipes especially the Soursop juice. If you can, can you send me a recipe on how to make a mean jerk sauce. I would like to have a surprise gathering for my mom and she LOVES Jamaican Jerk Chicken and food. I\’m going to try make some of your recipes from your page also for the gathering. Wish me well and Thanks a lot. Hope to hear from you soon.

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      Fay & Angela
      May 26, 2014

      Hi Cretia,
      80 percent of the recipes on this site are available to all visitors, however we now have a paid gold membership option for those who want an enriched experience that includes some exclusive recipes and videos. My secret Jerk Chicken recipe is available to all gold members. Click here for a free trial membership: http://www.CookLikeAJamaican.com/register

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    Allison Edwards
    November 20, 2014

    Hi Ms Fay! I boil my carrots until they are softened then leave the pot open to cool. Then I blend the carrots in batches with the same water it was boiled in. That way, nothing is thrown away and I get ALL the goodness of the carrots. It makes a richer juice – you can get it nectar-like if you want, or add water to change it to a thinner liquid consistency if you prefer it like that. My girls like it thick (like old time Supligen) and they savor it by drinking it with a straw – it’s the only drink they put in to-go cups and leave the house with it – I can never make enough. Oh, at the very end I add a few pinches of salt because salt enhances flavor (I put about 3 grains of salt in my coffee also – with milk though, not black). I hope you try my carrot juice recipe!! I swear you will love it! 🙂

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      Fay & Angela
      November 23, 2014

      HI Allison,
      Thank you for sharing your carrot juice recipe. It really is something new to me to cook the carrot first!
      Blessings, Fay

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    Earl
    December 15, 2014

    Hey! Thanks for the recipe. Could you tell me how many glasses I could get out of the 2 lbs of carrot? Let say I am using a 16 oz cup.

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      Fay & Angela
      December 20, 2014

      Hi Earl,
      Thanks for getting in touch. You’re making my head hurt…lol. I’m sorry this isn’t a question I can’t answer for you. But let me know how it works out with that amount of carrots. Blessings, Fay

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