COQUITO RECIPE – PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG
Thank you for stopping by to visit me today friends. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Can you believe Christmas is just 10 days away? I must confess, the thought of it makes me a bit nervous. I still have some last minute shopping to do but I have to learn to take it one day at a time. After all, Christmas should be a time to enjoy good food, family and friends, and binge watching movies in our favorite comfy pj's.
Today, I want to share a favorite family holiday recipe - Coquito or Puerto Rican Eggnog. This thick and creamy boozy Coquito recipe (Eggnog) is a traditional Puerto Rican drink that no Puerto Rican home would be without during the holiday season. This insanely good Coquito recipe is easy to make and it's loaded with coconut cream, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and white rum for an extra thick and tasty coconut eggnog!
You can make this Coquito recipe and store it for up to a month in the fridge, but good luck making it last that long!
2 Cans of Evaporated Milk
1 Can Cream of Coconut
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Egg yolks
½ cup white rum (optional)
1tsp. vanilla extract
Garnish with Cinnamon sticks and sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
Step 1. In bowl of blender, add evaporated milk, cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum (if using), vanilla extract and egg yolks. Blend on high until mixture is well combined, 1-2 minutes.
Step 2. Pour coconut mixture into glass bottles; cover. Transfer to refrigerator. Chill until cold.
Step 3. To serve, stir or shake bottle well to combine. Pour coquito into small serving glasses. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.
As I have found out through the years, many Puerto Ricans have different opinions on Coquito and what is an authentic recipe. Some families use eggs, some leave them out. Some like it thinner, some like it thicker. And some like it with rum. Like with any recipe, you can make it your own. But I just love the way our family always made it - sweet, thick, creamy and with rum!