Coquito: Puerto Rican Coconut Milk Rum "Eggnog"

Coquito Puerto Rican EggnogAn Authentic Puerto Rican Beverage: If you enjoy coconut and eggnog, you’ll love Coquito! It is a thick, creamy coconut drink with a hint of cinnamon and rum. This rich, creamy drink is served cold and is commonly made during Christmas by Puerto Ricans. Perfect for Christmas in the tropics!


1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk

1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk

1 can (15 oz.) Cream of Coconut

2 egg yolks

1 can (15-ounce) coconut milk

Pinch salt

1 cup Puerto Rican white rum

½ cup white rum (optional)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish, if desired

Cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)


Place all ingredients in a blender and process for 2 minutes at high speed until frothy. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator. To serve, stir or shake bottle well to combine. Pour coquito into small serving glasses. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired. Yield 6 Cups.

*Picture courtesy Maricel Presilla

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