The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. With it comes Christmas lights and decorations, and of course food. One of the most traditional drinks to have over the holidays is eggnog, but in my family we make something a little different. Now you can make it too with this simple coquito recipe.

Coquito is the Puerto Rican version of eggnog. It has a similar consistency to eggnog, except it has a coconut base instead of eggs and heavy cream. It is traditionally made during the holiday season to share with friends and family, and it also makes a great Christmas present too. (Yes, I've done this, and they loved it.)

There are different ways of making coquito like adding vanilla ice cream or using spiced rum instead of the traditional white rum, but for me the best coquito is the classic and simple recipe.

Spanish Eggnog-Coquito

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:2 hrs
  • Total Time:2 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 cup white rum I recommend Bacardi Superior
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
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  • Step 1

    Pour the evaporated milk, condensed milk and coconut cream in a blender. Blend for a few seconds.

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  • Step 2

    Add 1 cup of Bacardi Superior or any white rum of your choice.

    #SpoonTip: You can make your coquito stronger by adding an extra half cup...or more.

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  • Step 3

    Add your cinnamon and vanilla.

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  • Step 4

    Blend for a couple of minutes until you see little bubbles on top.

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  • Step 5

    In an empty container, put two cinnamon sticks.

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  • Step 6

    Pour your drink into the container with cinnamon sticks. There will be chunks of coconut cream, and that's okay.

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  • Step 7

    Chill overnight or until the drink is cold.

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  • Step 8

    Shake well and pour yourself some holiday spirit.

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Coquito is a bit dangerous. Remember there is alcohol in this even if you don't taste it, so please drink responsibly!