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 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.
    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!
    Extraordinary. Can't drink too much of it, fattening and can make you really dizzy.
    I like this recipe mine is without eggs and I like it too.
    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.
    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.
    LOVE THIS DRINK PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    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.
    I love this recipe, even thou I make my own stile of coquito. I have read here so many coments about it is "ponche" o "coquito" I have been in a family of cookers and both way it is Coquito all depends what part of Puerto Rico you coming from.It is like "caldero" and "olla" some peolpe call it diferent depends where they come from. What you have to see and be happy for it is that many people like it not only Puertorricans.
    I agree with you 100%! The reason life is interesting is because we are all DIFFERENT in so many ways. I remember back in the 1950s when my grand elders fixed that Puerto Rican coquito; sometimes they added eggs for consistency and sometimes they did not; but it was always so good! I cannot understand why people get so bent out shape because one do not cook or call their recipes the way they want to...It is all good as long as you like it the way it is!
    ove this christmas drink , its one of my favorit tradition drinks from my island. Even thou it has its variation eather way ,still so good. Its creamy , soft taste of coconut and the creamy of the milk. Just a little jazz of PUERTORICAN RUM. WAAALAAA. COQUITO.
    I am from Puerto Rico and this is a Puerto Rican recipe even if the ingredients have changed because of name brands. The real problem here is calling it Coquito when it has eggs. There are 2 different Christmas Drinks for Puerto Ricans that have almost the same ingredients with some variations depending on your taste. 
     
    There is Coquito that is made WITHOUT eggs! And there is Ponche that is made WITH eggs! Ponche coming from the Spanish (as in originating from Spain, not Spanish as everyone calls Hispanic people or things related to our culture); which is a variation from the word Punch from British English because is where the Spaniards got it from. 
     
    So this is the recipe for Ponche not Coquito!
    I believe that this recepe is fine being labled Puerto Rican. My boyfriend is Puerto Rican born and raised and he uses egg in his Chquito. His recipe came from his Mami and she got it from her Mami who got it from her Mami and so on. You can't get any more Puerto Rican than that. I think its simply a matter of family tradition, and a small difference in your choice of ingredients does not make it a non Puerto Rican recipe. Its just a matter preference. Puerto Rico is a big Island with many different families and they make their dishes and drinks in many different ways.
    i am from puerto rico and some coquitos have eggs but it taste a lot better without the eggs.
    Mi Gente,
     If you are going to label your Coquito Puerto Rican make sure you are using the right ingredients. It disturbs me that a more than affluent network, like Food Network, would get this wrong. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
     Along with the arroz con gandules, pernil, y pasteles we have the coquito straight from La Isla Del Encanto... and it doesn't contain eggs unless you're making a punch.
    2 CANS OF GOYA OR COCO LOPEZ COCONUT MILK
     2 14 OUNCE CANS OF BORDEN SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
      BACARDI RUM (LIGHT RUM) NOT DARK
     2 CUPS OF THE BACARDI RUM OR MORE TO SUIT YOUR TASTE
     3 EGGYOLKS ( NO WHITES)
      1/2 OF A TEASPOON OF CINNAMON
     PLACE ALL INGREDIENTS IN A BLENDER FOR 1 1/2 MINUTES
     POUR INTO CLEAN GLASS BOTTLES OR PITCHER
     REFRIGERATE AND SERVE
    Everyone said this was the best coquito they ever had!!!! It was slamming!
    If you use eggs is not Coquito, but Ponche.
    We call this "Ponche" Punch, because have eggs. Coquito it's only rum and coconut milk.
    Hi, am from Puerto Rico,sorry to tell you,"ORIGINAL" Puerto Rican Coconut Milk-Rum "Coquito" we do NOT add salt nor eggs, we use 151 proof rum, or moonshine some folks used brandy, we used all coconut milk & water, we grate the cononut, squeze the milk using also the water to squeeze all the milk out of the grated coconut, (hard work but it pays off) we used the grated coconut to make our famous, "arroz dulce or con coco", thanks, I love all your recepies,
    thank you for that recipes
    I agree with the other posting, the person who submitted this recipe needs to learn how to make real coquito.
     
     Use this one and you'll be grateful
     2 eggs 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
     1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
     1 teaspoon vanilla extract
     
     Mix everything and serve.
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