It’s that time of year again where Puerto Ricans everywhere find the joys in making one of their most traditional Christmas drinks, Coquito. Coquito, which means “little coconut” is a drink similar to eggnog but is coconut based with various spices which makes it even better!
Families pass on different versions of Coquito as the years pass, but I am here to provide you with a solid recipe you can make in your own home. Also, you can pick up premade versions of Coquito right at the grocery store or some liquor stores!
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup white rum
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a double boiler combine egg yolks and evaporated milk and stir constantly until the mixture is thick enough to cook the back of a spoon. Cook over lightly simmering water. Transfer mixture to a blender, and add cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into glass bottles and chill overnight. Enjoy the next day with some cinnamon garnish on top!
Cheers and Happy Holidays,