Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Special Treat #3

Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

This is my favorite holiday drink! On the outside, it looks like the traditional holiday eggnog but on the inside it's a dream come true.

COQUITO is the traditional punch served in most latin homes during the Christmas and New Year's holiday. This very creamy tropical and yummy drink has everything you need in an eggnog. The only difference between the two is that the coquito has added spices and light rum.

I remember the first I had taste it (I am not a fan of the original). The flavor, smell and texture just changed my whole attitude on this popular drink. This drink right heerrreee will get the PARTY started .

Once you have it, it may be hard to go back to the original. Personally, I am a HUGE coconut fan so me and COQUITO are always connected during the holidays:-)


6 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons vanilla extract

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

5 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk

1 (10 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut 

4 1/4 cups light rum


In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks and evaporated milk. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Transfer mixture to a blender, and add cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into glass bottles, and chill overnight.

This serves 10-12 people in ten minutes.


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