Chocolate Coquito (Holiday Coconut Choc. Drink)

Nor M.


I just got back from a visit to Puerto Rico. This drink was being sold by the bottle in stores. The merchants explained it is like Egg Nog to us. I bought some, and I love it. This is the homemade version. This is the non egg version. It will keep up to 3 weeks. Eggnog lover, or not. This will be a hit.
I acquired a recipe that is genuine. I had a Spanish friend help translate it to me in English. Special thanks to Wanda. I have made both Vanilla and chocolate. This is a very delicious addition to the holiday festivities. A great gift to give as well. Enjoy!

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10-11 cups, or 3 750 ML bottles
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa like Hershey's or Giardelli
1 Tbsp
instant coffee powder
1/3 c
semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
2 or 3 can(s)
12 ounce cans evaporated milk divided


1 can(s)
15 ounces cream of coconut liquid portion
27 oz
2 13.5 ounce cans coconut milk, unsweetened
14 oz
can condensed milk
1/2 c
kahlua or cream de cocoa
1 - 1 1 /4 c
white rum or coconut rum
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract


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1In a sauce pan, mix the coffee, cocoa, and chocolate chips with 1 can of evaporated milk.

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2Heat on medium and stir until chocolate chips melt together with cocoa and milk. Stir constantly.

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3Into the pan, add the remaining can of evaporated milk with the cooled chocolate mixture.

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4Blend together. Add the remaining ingredients except alcohol. ( You may omit alcohol if desired). If omitting alcohol, add more evaporated milk to make it less sweet.

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5Mix until all combined well. Heat stirring until cream of coconut is blended in well. Cool. In batches in a blender mix with the alcohol. Mix about 1 minute. Pour batches together into a large bowl or kettle. Stir all together well. Pour in to a pitcher with cover or individual bottles with a funnel. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.
This tastes delicious. It gets even better after 2 - 3 days refrigerated. All of the ingredients meld together nicely.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Collection: Cheers!