Peanut Punch Fraco

Fraco is a warm-weather treat in St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands, typically made from ice shaved by hand and topped with a sweet syrup. Chef Digby Stridiron, the chef at Braata in Frederiksted, St. Croix, blends creamy, rum-spiked peanut punch with shaved or crushed ice for a sweet fraco adults will love.

Peanut Punch Fraco
Photo: Victor Protasio
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1/2 vanilla bean pod, split lengthwise

  • 2 cups well-shaken and stirred unsweetened canned coconut milk

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) Jamaican dark rum (such as Cruzan Aged Dark Rum)

  • 1 teaspoon grated cinnamon (from 1 cinnamon stick)

  • 9 cups shaved or crushed ice

  • Grated fresh nutmeg


  1. Scrape vanilla bean seeds into a blender; add coconut milk, peanut butter, condensed milk, rum, and cinnamon. Process until smooth, about 45 seconds. (Mixture will be the consistency of a milkshake.) Cover and chill until ready to serve, up to 3 days.

  2. Fill 6 lowball glasses with shaved ice (about 1 1/2 cups each), heaping into a mound. Slowly pour peanut mixture over ice (about 1/2 cup each). Garnish with nutmeg, and serve with spoons.

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