This is Coquito, a delicious Puerto Rican Coconut Milk-Based Eggnog

Coquito: Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog




Yield 6 people


Homemade Coconut Condensed Milk (Optional, but very tasty)

For Serving


Optional Pre-Preparation - Homemade Condensed Coconut Milk

  1. Take your can of coconut milk into a small stockpot and bring it over medium heat. Let the coconut milk come to a boil after 4-5 minutes, then reduce the heat to a simmer
  2. Next, add in your honey and whisk in vigorously into the boiling coconut milk. Whisk for at least a minute to make sure all the honey dissolves into the coconut milk
  3. Once well integrated, let your pot simmer uncovered for at least 30 minutes. The liquid should reduce by at least 1/3 and become a more golden color, at which point it's ready to go. If you want to let it reduce for more, that's fine too
  4. When ready, take your reduced coconut milk off the heat, and proceed to preparing your coquito

Stage 1 - Blending Coquito Ingredients

  1. In a large blender, add in your egg yolks, rum, water, coconut milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract
  2. On a medium or high setting, blend your ingredients together until they're well mixed
  3. Next, add in your ground cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, then blend again
  4. Place your blended coquito into the fridge, and let it sit for at least 10 mins as it cools down

Stage 2 - Preparing Glass

  1. When the coquito is cooled, take it from the fridge and pour it into glasses for all your merry guests

Sprinkle the top of the coquito with pinches of ground cinnamon, nutmeg or coconut flakes, and enjoy!

Courses Drinks

Cuisine Puerto Rican

Recipe by Arousing Appetites: Home to the Serious Cook at