Basic Coquito

For years, my family and I have been searching for a good, traditional-tasting coquito recipe. After having tried the whole egg yolk thing, simply adding ingredients to regular eggnog, and others, I found the best-tasting to be the most basic. This recipe ensures everyone at the party gets a taste, but you may want to double the recipe, because most will not settle for just a shot's worth.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 cup servings


  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut, shaken very well before opening

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk, shaken very well before opening

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 ½ cups rum (such as Bacardi®), or to taste


  1. Add cinnamon to a large bottle or other container that can hold at least 8 cups using a funnel. Pour sweetened condensed milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, evaporated milk, and rum through the funnel. Shake or stir well to combine.

  2. Refrigerate coquito until chilled, at least 1 hour. Shake or stir before serving.

Cook's Note:

For an extra-special tropical taste, use both regular and pineapple-flavored rum. It'll taste like a cross between eggnog and pina colada!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
15g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 248mg 5%

* 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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