Chocolate Coquito (Holiday Coconut Choc. Drink)

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10-11 cups, or 3 750 ML bottles
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

USE 3-4 CANS OF EVAPORATED MILK IF OMITING ALCOHOL

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
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1In a sauce pan, mix the coffee, cocoa, and chocolate chips with 1 can of evaporated milk.
2Heat on medium and stir until chocolate chips melt together with cocoa and milk. Stir constantly.
3Into the pan, add the remaining can of evaporated milk with the cooled chocolate mixture.
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.
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!