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Coquito

What is Coquito? It is not coconut eggnog; it's coquito. In Spanish, coquito means "little coconut" but this drink has big flavor. Coquito is a traditional Christmas drink in Puerto Rico. ¡Salud!

ingredients: 

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

  • 15 oz cream of coconut (Goya or Coco Lopez) *see note below

  • 26 oz coconut milk

  • 4 oz evaporated milk

  • 12 oz water

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut, optional

steps:

  1. Add everything except cinnamon sticks to a blender and puree. (This is ~71 oz. and may be too much liquid for some blenders, so adjust accordingly.)

  2. Pour into a very large glass bottle with a lid, or several small glass bottles and add cinnamon sticks.

  3. Chill for at least 4 hours, however, the longer you wait, the better it will taste.

  4. Shake vigorously before pouring.

  5. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon, or be extra fancy and rim it with cinnamon sugar or shredded coconut.

  6. This can keep for a month in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Don't be alarmed if the drink has separated into two parts, just shake it up!

*Cream of coconut is commonly made by Goya or Coco Lopez. It is a very thick, sweetened coconut milk with chunks of shredded coconut in it. This is not the same as coconut cream that only has coconut listed on the ingredients.

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