Whilst we are closed during Wales’ lockdown, we bring you recipes to make at home to keep the spirit of Old Havana alive in your heart.


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup white rum


1) Mix the sugar and water together over very low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves – about 3 minutes. It has to be just low enough so that the sugar doesn’t caramelize, but makes thick sugary water.

2) Put the egg yolks in a blender and mix with the condensed milk.

3) Slowly add the evaporated milk and mix completely.

4) Flavor with the vanilla.

5) Pour the mixture into the sugar-water and mix together.

6) Finally stir in the rum (as a preservative).

Makes about 5 cups, or fills two and a half bottles.

Recipe by Marta: