Puerto Rican Coconut Milk-Rum Christmas Drink: Coquito

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
6 cups

Ingredients
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups fresh coconut milk or 1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon true Ceylon cinnamon (sold as Mexican cinnamon or canela in Hispanic markets)
  • 1 cup Puerto Rican white rum
  • Ground cinnamon
Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and process for 3 minutes at high speed until frothy. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator and serve chilled, dusted with a little cinnamon.


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I I learned so much from reading the comments I never knew that there was a coquito and a ponche. What I always thought was coquito was the egg version. I tried a virgin coquito and I didn't like it (no eggs version), maybe cuz it didn't have rum? I will try the same recipe I used, 1 cup bacard, 1 can evap milk, 1 can condensed milk and 1 can cream of coconut milk, but I will omit the 3 egg yolks and add an extra can of cream of coconut to see... I give this recipe 3 stars because the cream of coconut is what give it its thickness not milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You need cream of coconut for it to have that sweet coconut taste... this recipe is all wrong. Research this again please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I lived in Puerto Rico for two years. Please do your research. While I am sure that this recipe is tasty, authentic Puerto Rican Coquito, while it is somewhat similar to eggnog yes, in that it is a traditional Christmas drink, but it does NOT contain eggs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most idiotic recipe I have seen. Do you know any Puerto Ricans that did things the old way. Coconut milk, NO eggs and home distilled rum at least 135 proof. By the way this is not originated in Cuba! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Extraordinary. Can't drink too much of it, fattening and can make you really dizzy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like this recipe mine is without eggs and I like it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from Puerto Rico too. This is not called Coquito this a Ponche. El Coquito does not have eggs in it :) but the Ponche and Coquito are both delicious. My favorite is the real Coquito. Both of these drinks are great for the Christmas holidays and they are both real tasty! We have it every year during the month of Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from Puerto Rico and this is a drink we use a lot during Christmas. It is correct that if recipe has eggs it is called ponche, and coquito if it doesn't, but the botton line is that this is a very good recipe and adding eggs or not,,,,,,,,,,it is a great drink for the holidays. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE THIS DRINK PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS item not reviewed by moderator and published
Coquito always ROCKS. Totally kicks eggnog's butt. Nothing compares to coquito. I just have to clarify and add to what PPs have stated: Coquito requires CREAM of coconut, NOT coconut milk. Coconut milk makes coquito taste so lame in comparison. Trust me, cream of coconut is the way to go for a real kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 1 can of coconut milk and 1 can of cream of coconut, brugal anejo, its decadently perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It depends whether you like it very sweet. Some people just use Coconut Milk, as the cream is just added sweetness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My dad is 79 years old, has been making coquito since the beginning of time and ALWAYS added eggs. From Ponce PR. Not everyone is the same. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree this is the closest recipe Ive seen, aside from using all fresh ingredients item not reviewed by moderator and published
Again, my father who is 79 years old always made coquito with eggs, born in Ponce PR and that's where he learned to prepare it. Please leave bad comments aside unless you research! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Marie.Karla you hit it on the nail. That is Ponche item not reviewed by moderator and published
CREAM of coconut is correct item not reviewed by moderator and published

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