Coquito is a coconut tasting beverage originating from Puerto Rico, popular during the Christmas season. My grandmother and my mother use to prepare it as I was growing up, and the tradition has stayed with me!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the water, milk, rum, and coconut milk into a blender. Add the cinnamon and salt. Blend until well combined, then refrigerate for at least one hour, or until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

348 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 23.8g 8% DV; fat 21.5g 33% DV; cholesterol 13.3mg 4% DV; sodium 76.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2010
I boil 3 cinnamon sticks in 3 cups water. Let it cool. Then put cinnamon water in blender w/1 can evap milk 1 can condensed milk 1 can coconut milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract and Rum(I use Malibu Rum/coconut flavor). NO EGGS. Serve on the rocks and garnish w/ground cinnamon. Yummy!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2008
I did not care for this recipe. Coquito I and Coquito II are the closest recipes to home (PUERTO RICO) Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2010
I boil 3 cinnamon sticks in 3 cups water. Let it cool. Then put cinnamon water in blender w/1 can evap milk 1 can condensed milk 1 can coconut milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract and Rum(I use Malibu Rum/coconut flavor). NO EGGS. Serve on the rocks and garnish w/ground cinnamon. Yummy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2008
Yep, THIS is coquito. My abuelo made it every Christmas for the parranderos-Christmas carolers who show up with guitars, guiros, drums and maracas at your house at 3 am, and won't leave til you feed them. Real coquito does NOT have eggs in it. It's just sweet milk, coconut milk, rum (dark or white, we're not that picky as long as it's Puerto Rican rum ;-) )and cinammon, just like this. Good job! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2008
I did not care for this recipe. Coquito I and Coquito II are the closest recipes to home (PUERTO RICO) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2012
I followed Brownie1's directions with a few changes: I boil 3 cinnamon sticks in 3.5 cups water. I want to end up with 3 cups of cinnamon water so I add a bit more to account for evaporation. Topped it off with water to get a full 3 cups. Let it cool. Then put cinnamon water in blender w/1 can evap milk 1 can condensed milk 1 can coconut milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract the first time. The second time I tried with coconut cream and it was a bit too sweet so I then added a can of coconut milk and it was PERFECT! With just the coconut milk it was a bit too thin but with both the milk and cream it was thicker and delicious. You can leave as is so the kids can enjoy as well and add rum to individual servings for the adults. Def serve on the rocks. My mom (born & raised in PR and JUST came home from winter break over there) declared it PERFECT so this is how I'll be making coquito from now on. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2009
This recipe has been modified. It doesnt taste bad at all.I grew up making this special drink with my grandparents. Its suppose to be an eggnog. I normally use eggs bacardi 151 anise orange peel coco lopez and a couple more ingredients. Hopefully i can post this recipe before christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2009
I think that other recipes that include egg yolk take the true taste of coquito. This recipe was rich and creamy so far the best one I have ever made. I made this as a gift and everybody loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2009
This was delicious. Brought back very fond memories of my childhood when my Puerto Rican father made this special drink on Christmas Eve. It was the only time he would allow the kids to take a sip of an alcoholic beverage. I haven't had it in years but it tastes exactly like what I remember. Very sweet! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2013
This will be good but if you want it great. Boil the cinnamon sticks in the coconut milk instead of water. Use only 1 can of that Milk and use a can of cream of coconut instead. You still need the water because it does get thick so definitely use the 1/2 cup of water. I also use 2 cups of Rum....Woohoo Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
I love coquito so I really really loved this recipe...I will definetly make this over and over again. Read More
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