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coquito (puerto rican coconut eggnog)

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rebecca Figueroa
Union City, NJ

This is a very typical, traditional Puerto Rican drink served during the holidays. It can be made without the rum. You can add rum extract instead or leave it out altogether, will taste just as good.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Thick and rich, we loved this coquito. Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican cocktail that's enjoyed during the holidays. It has similar flavors to eggnog (cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum) but with a coconut twist. This can easily be made for a party in a matter of minutes and refrigerated until needed. It's so good, people will think you took way longer to prepare this cocktail. Since there are raw egg yolks in this recipe, make sure to use fresh eggs. This makes a big batch of coquito. The recipe can easily be cut in half or mixed in batches if you do not have a big blender.

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(10 ratings)
method Blend

Ingredients For coquito (puerto rican coconut eggnog)

  • 2 can
    evaporated milk (12 oz each)
  • 2 can
    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz each)
  • 2 can
    cream of coconut (15 oz each)
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 1 bottle
    coconut rum (750 ml)
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 4-5
    cinnamon sticks

How To Make coquito (puerto rican coconut eggnog)

  • All the ingredients added to a blender.
    Mix evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream of coconut, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and egg yolks in a blender or with mixer.
  • Ingredients poured into a container and adding rum
    Pour into a gallon-size container. Add coconut rum.
  • Refrigerating the coquito.
    Refrigerate (preferably overnight).
  • A cup of coquito with a cinnamon stick.
    Serve chilled with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!