Coconut Eggnog

(Coquito)

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The Coconut Eggnog (known as Coquito in Spanish) originated in Puerto Rico.  The Coquito is our traditional drink served during the Christmas Holidays, which is celebrated after Thanksgiving to mid January (Octavitas).  The meaning of Coquito is “Little Coconut.”   The coconut flavored eggnog is enhanced with white rum (Don Q or Bacardí) for a delicious cream-based alcoholic beverage.  Because this drink is very strong, it is normally served in very small drinking glasses.   Below you will find the step by step instructions for preparing our traditional coconut eggnog and a chocolate coconut eggnog.  

A Little Bit of History!

The Bacardí family emigrated to Cuba from Spain in 1830.  The father, Don Facundo Bacardí, was a Spanish wine merchant.  They started producing rum in Cuba since 1862.  Unfortunately, due to the political uncertainty in Cuba in the late 1950’s, the Bacardí family was forced to leave Cuba.  In 1962, they started manufacturing Bacardí rum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Today the Bacardí manufacturing company is one of the largest distilleries in the world.

Let’s Blend All the Ingredients for the Traditional Coquito!

Add the eggs, white rum and cream of coconut.  Make sure to use pasteurized eggs. 

You can omit the eggs if you so desire. 

Pour evaporated milk.  

Some individuals also add 1 cup of coconut milk.  I prefer to prepare the coconut eggnog just with cream of coconut and evaporated milk.

Add ground nutmeg and vanilla extract.

Blend all the ingredients at low speed for 20 seconds or until a creamy texture is formed.

Pour the coconut eggnog into a plastic pitcher.  Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator overnight.

Since I usually prepare the coconut eggnog for guests the following day, I pour the coconut eggnog in a plastic pitcher.  Because the pitcher is not an air-tight container, the coconut eggnog will only last for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.  It is recommended, however, to store the coconut eggnog for any longer period in an air-tight glass container.

Let’s Melt the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels for Our Chocolate Coquito!

Place semi-sweet milk chocolate morsels in a saucepan with a small amount of water approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons.

You can melt the semi-sweet milk chocolate morsels in a double boiler if you so desire.   If you prefer a rich chocolate flavored coconut eggnog, then use the semi-sweet dark chocolate morsels.

Stir with a spoon until the semi-sweet chocolate morsels are fully melted over low heat.

When the melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels have a smooth consistency, remove saucepan from heat and let stand to cool.  

Let’s Prepare the Chocolate Coquito!

Prepare another batch of the coconut eggnog and add the melted chocolate.

Beat at low speed for 20 seconds or until the coconut mixture has a smooth chocolate consistency.

Pour the chocolate coconut eggnog into a plastic pitcher.  Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator overnight.

Since I usually prepare the chocolate coconut eggnog for guests the following day, I pour the chocolate coconut eggnog in a plastic pitcher.  Because the pitcher is not an air-tight container, the chocolate coconut eggnog will only last for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.  It is recommended, however, to store the chocolate coconut eggnog for any longer period in an air-tight glass container.

Let’s Serve the Traditional Coquito and Chocolate Coquito!

My guests now have a choice of consuming the traditional coquito, the chocolate coquito or both.  Because this drink is very strong, it is normally served in very small drinking glasses.

Enjoy this creamy coconut or chocolate coconut flavored eggnog during the Christmas Holidays!  Sprinkle with ground nutmeg if you so desire.

Click on the button below to watch my YouTube video on How to Prepare the Traditional and Chocolate Coquitos!

Recipe and Nutritional Facts!

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only.  Please refer to our Nutritional Facts Disclaimer for more information.

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Coconut Eggnog


  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 12 Minutes
  • Yield: 16 (4-ounce) Servings 1x

Description

Our coconut flavored eggnog (known as Coquito) is a delicious cream-based alcoholic beverage that is served during the Christmas Holidays.


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Ingredients

Recipe for Coconut Eggnog

  • 4 eggs yolk
  • 1½ cups white Puerto Rican rum or to taste
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each can) cream of coconut
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each can) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmet

Recipe for Chocolate Coconut Eggnog

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons water

Instructions

Instructions for Coconut Eggnog

  1. In an electric blend, add all the ingredients for the coconut eggnog.
  2. Blend all the ingredients for 20 seconds or until a creamy texture is formed.
  3. Pour in an air-tight container and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Serve in small drinking glasses.
  5. Maintain coconut eggnog in refrigerator if not being consumed.

Instructions for Chocolate Coconut Eggnog

  1. Repeat steps above for coconut eggnog.
  2. Place semi-sweet chocolate morsels in a saucepan with water.
  3. Melt chocolate over low heat.  Stir until a smooth consistency is formed.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand to cool.
  5. Add the melted chocolate to the coconut eggnog.
  6. Blend for 20 seconds or until a creamy texture is formed.
  7. Pour in an air-tight container and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  8. Serve in small drinking glasses and sprinkle ground nutmeg if you so desire.
  9. Maintain chocolate coconut eggnog in refrigerator if not being consumed.

Notes

Our coconut flavored eggnog (known as Coquito) is a delicious cream-based alcoholic beverage that is served during the Christmas Holidays.

The nutritional facts listed below are for the traditional Coconut Eggnog (Coquito).

  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Coconut Eggnog

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