Coconut eggnog, a national tradition in Puerto Rico, this is the quintessential holiday drink.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the coconut milk and the sugar in a saucepan and scald over medium heat.

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  • Beat the egg yolks with the vanilla. Beat in 1/2 cup of the scalded mixture into the egg yolks. Then whisk all the egg yolk mixture into the scalded mixture. Stirring mixture constantly, cook over low heat until mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. DO NOT BOIL.

  • Strain the eggnog into a bowl. Stir in the rum and let cool to room temperature. Place plastic wrap on the surface and refrigerate until well chilled. Once chilled serve with nutmeg sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 16.3g; fat 28.7g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 18.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
Really good recipe. I use this recipe when I have the time but I have since found a pre-mixed Coquito called Mi Abuela that is extremely close to homemade. I bought it at Big 3 Wine & Liquor in the Bronx on E. Tremont Ave. If you don't have time to make your own or want a back up definitely check it out. I know this may not be useful info to members of a site like "all recipes" but just wanted to share it just in case! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2003
THIS IS A SUPERB RECIPE..IF THE INGREDIENTS ARE RIGHT. YOU SHOULD USE 1 CAN OF COCONUT MILK 1 CAN CONDENSED MILK 1 CAN EVAPORATED MILK 3 EGG WHITES. SUGAR TO TASTE CINNAMUN TO TASTE AND WHITE BACARDI TO TASTE & IT SHOULD BE A HIT. ALSO ALL SHOULD FIT IN THE BLENDER Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2003
THIS IS A SUPERB RECIPE..IF THE INGREDIENTS ARE RIGHT. YOU SHOULD USE 1 CAN OF COCONUT MILK 1 CAN CONDENSED MILK 1 CAN EVAPORATED MILK 3 EGG WHITES. SUGAR TO TASTE CINNAMUN TO TASTE AND WHITE BACARDI TO TASTE & IT SHOULD BE A HIT. ALSO ALL SHOULD FIT IN THE BLENDER Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
Really good recipe. I use this recipe when I have the time but I have since found a pre-mixed Coquito called Mi Abuela that is extremely close to homemade. I bought it at Big 3 Wine & Liquor in the Bronx on E. Tremont Ave. If you don't have time to make your own or want a back up definitely check it out. I know this may not be useful info to members of a site like "all recipes" but just wanted to share it just in case! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2006
I've made "Coquito" before and I recommend for the readers to use a can coconut cream instead of the coconut milk- as the cream is much sweeter.You could also use 6 egg yolks instead and one quart of half and half.These three basic ingredients- excluding the rum and nutmeg/cinnamon- is all you really need.Serve over ice.(Double-up recipe if making for a large group.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
We LOVEEEE Coquito!!!! you can never have enough of it. My mom makes always makes it with cinnamon but we tried this recipe and the nutmeg is even better!!! Thanks for the recipe! and lets make Coquito all year long!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2008
i tried this recipe. its not bad but not great. being from miami i am use to authentic spanish cuisine and what not but i have always seen my in-laws make this with cinnamon sticks... perhaps that is the difference or why it is not an outstanding recipe. the cinnamon sticks are suppose to kinda marinate and infuse into the coquito then be strained out after a few days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I use this eggnog as a substitue for the traditional one made with milk products. I am lactose intollerant. Make sure you use unsweetened coconut milk. A very good eggnog! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
This is an awsome tasting drink!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/15/2003
I followed the instructions as closely as possible but mine didn't turn out. It had a grainy taste (probably from the coconut). I wouldn't try it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2004
This is a very good drink made it last year and looking forward to it this holiday. It takes time and cost can add up depending upon how much you make. I made it for gifts last year and it was a hit. Enjoy!! Read More
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