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COQUITO: PUERTO RICAN COCONUT RUM EGGNOG

COQUITO: PUERTO RICAN COCONUT RUM EGGNOG


Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups condensed milk (see below for homemade recipe)
  • 1 cup white rum (add more if you'd like a heavier drink)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Homemade Coconut Condensed Milk (Optional, but very tasty)

  • 2 cans of coconut milk, condensed (simmer for 2 hours)
  • 1/4 cup honey

For Serving

  • Dry coconut flakes garnish and/or glass rim
  • Cinnamon sticks (1 per glass)
  • Pinches of ground nutmeg and cinnamon

How to Make

Optional Pre-Preparation - Homemade Condensed Coconut Milk

  1. Take your can of coconut milk into a small stockpot and bring it over medium heat. Let the coconut milk come to a boil after 4-5 minutes, then reduce the heat to a simmer
  2. Next, add in your honey and whisk in vigorously into the boiling coconut milk. Whisk for at least a minute to make sure all the honey dissolves into the coconut milk
  3. Once well integrated, let your pot simmer uncovered for at least 30 minutes. The liquid should reduce by at least 1/3 and become a more golden color, at which point it's ready to go. If you want to let it reduce for more, that's fine too
  4. When ready, take your reduced coconut milk off the heat, and proceed to preparing your coquito


Stage 1 - Blending Coquito Ingredients

  1. In a large blender, add in your egg yolks, rum, water, coconut milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract
  2. On a medium or high setting, blend your ingredients together until they're well mixed
  3. Next, add in your ground cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, then blend again
  4. Place your blended coquito into the fridge, and let it sit for at least 10 mins as it cools down









Stage 2 - Preparing Glass

  1. When the coquito is cooled, take it from the fridge and pour it into glasses for all your merry guests
Sprinkle the top of the coquito with pinches of ground cinnamon, nutmeg or coconut flakes, and enjoy!






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