Coquito de Puerto Rico


Coquito is a popular Christmas coconut rum nog traditionally served in Puerto Rico. This is my mother's egg-free recipe which has an ice cream twist. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg and serve. Cheers!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
5 cups


  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream of coconut

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup coconut-flavored rum (such as Bacardi®)

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 scoop vanilla bean ice cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. Place cream of coconut, condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut rum, water, ice cream, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until smooth and well-combined, about 3 minutes.

  2. Pour coconut mixture into two 20-ounce glass bottles or jars. Add 1 cinnamon stick and 1 clove to each container; shake well. Chill coquito 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Shake container before pouring coquito into shot glasses or small cups. Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top before serving.

Cook's Note:

I save up my Rose's Cocktail Infusions(R) bottles. Carefully peel off the label, then rinse thoroughly with hot water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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