Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Holiday Tradition: Coquito

It would not be Christmas for me without coquito; aka Puerto Rican egg nog.  It is very similar to traditional egg nog, but the addition of cream of coconut gives this drink its distinctive flavor.  Coquito is very rich so it is to be sipped.  It's almost like liquid dessert.  So tasty.  Every year I make a few bottles and give them out as gifts.  
My recipe is super simple:

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (15-ounce) can cream of coconut
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 - 1 1/2 cups of white Puerto Rican Rum
1 tsp vanilla extract
a couple sprinkles of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a blender and chill for at least two hours.  Serve in small glasses with a cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.


  1. What a lovely tradition. I love the idea of mixing cream of coconut and cinnamon. Yum! Thanks,sweetie..Im going to try it for sure!

  2. Oh, wow... you're not kidding when you say a "liquid dessert!" I'd love to jump into a whole vat of that :))

  3. This stuff looks amazing! I LOVE eggnog and know I'd love this. What a great gift!


  4. Hello there lovely! A good stiff cocktail is right up my alley! And a tradition at that! haha I saw you over at Carlina's and thought you might be interested in another giveaway!! :) I'm having a fun Kate Spade one if she tickles your fancy!! x's and o's! Roxy!

  5. I've only tried eggnog once in my life (when I was around 12) and didn't like but I have a feeling if I tried it now I would. Luckily i'm going to a holiday party on Thursday where the nog will be flowin :)



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