Coquito is a staple Puerto Rican drink during the holiday season! It’s a creamy, sweet, coconut-based eggnog, only it’s made without any eggs! An easy 15-minute recipe, it blends together a handful of key ingredients such as coconut, rum, and warming spices with sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. It’s rich, boozy and a terrific holiday treat! For best results, chill the coquito in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.
In a blender, add evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, sweetened cream of coconut, full-fat coconut milk, white rum, spiced rum, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend until well combined.
Listen, I know you want to enjoy it right out of the blender BUT you want to chill it first before serving. Chilling the drink will allow all the milks and cinnamon to infuse together. Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait. You don’t want to serve it with ice and water down the drink. No sir. Transfer the boozy beverage to a pitcher and seal with plastic wrap OR transfer it to a bottle with an airtight lid. Place it in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
When you're ready to serve, shake the bottle to break up the solidified milks (or stir if it's in a pitcher). Serve chilled in a glass with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Enjoy!
P.S. Coquito makes a GREAT holiday gift. It's one of my favorites to give and receive. You can transfer the chilled coquito to a swing top glass bottle and wrap a red ribbon around it. Who wouldn’t want this as a gift?!