The literal translation of ‘coquito’ from Spanish to English is ‘little coconut’.
Going by its name, the coquito recipe would deem to be a cocktail where coconut, or its derivatives, are the primary ingredients.
Coquito is the Puerto Rican equivalent of eggnog that would bring in Christmas bliss to your blessed taste buds… and because my mom was born and raised in Puerto Rico, this coquito recipe is perfect for my blog!
Even though coquito is essentially Puerto Rican, it is the Caribbean and Latin American counterparts are equally enticing.
While its other ingredients may vary, one cannot simply miss its eternal ingredient, white rum. (I mean, it is a Puerto Rican recipe after all!)
Coquito Recipe Preparation Time
- Without eggs, it takes 10 minutes
- With eggs, it takes 25 minutes
- The concoction needs to chill for 24 hours before serving
Coquito Recipe Ingredients
To prepare about 10 servings of coquito, below ingredients are required:
- White Rum – ½ cup
- Evaporated Milk- 1 Can (12 ounces fluid)
- Coconut Cream- 1 Can (14 ounces)
- Condensed Milk (sweetened) – 1 Can (14 ounces)
- Water – ½ cup
- Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
- Ground Cinnamon – ½ tsp
- Ground Nutmeg – ¼ tsp
- Cinnamon Sticks and a pinch of Ground Nutmeg for garnish
Coquito Recipe Ingredients (with eggs)
- The drink can also be prepared with eggs, in which case, two beaten egg yolks would be needed.
Coquito Recipe Directions
- Blend condensed milk, coconut cream, and half of the water smoothly in a food processor and keep it in a container.
- Whisk evaporated milk, remaining water, vanilla, rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Mix these two in the container and chill for 24 hours.
- Serve with a cinnamon stick and pinch of nutmeg as a garnish.
Coquito Recipe Directions (with eggs)
- When using eggs, evaporated milk and beaten egg yolks are to be simmered with constant stirring until it sufficiently thickens to coat a spoon-back.
- The warm mixture needs to be blended smoothly along with other ingredients.
- The final brew is to be chilled for 24 hours and then served with garnish.
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