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chocolate coquito (holiday coconut choc. drink)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

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!

(3 ratings)
yield 10 -11 cups, or 3 750 ML bottles
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate coquito (holiday coconut choc. drink)

  • 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
    12 ounce cans evaporated milk divided
  • 1 can
    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

How To Make chocolate coquito (holiday coconut choc. drink)

  • 1
    In a sauce pan, mix the coffee, cocoa, and chocolate chips with 1 can of evaporated milk.
  • 2
    Heat on medium and stir until chocolate chips melt together with cocoa and milk. Stir constantly.
  • 3
    Into the pan, add the remaining can of evaporated milk with the cooled chocolate mixture.
  • 4
    Blend 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.
  • 5
    Mix 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.