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Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

A creamy and delicious coconut base, spiked with rum and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coquito is the ultimate holiday drink!
Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword Coconut, Coqutio, Rum
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 64 oz
Author Leona G.


  • Blender
  • Old wine bottles
  • Mason jar
  • Sauce pan
  • Spatulas


  • 2 13.5 oz cans of coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1 13.5 oz can of evaporated milk
  • 1-1¼ cup homemade condensed milk see below
  • ¾-1 cup white rum or dark rum
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks

Condensed Milk

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar



  • Pour all the contents of each can into a blender, along with the homemade condensed milk. Add in the rum, vanilla extract and spices. Blend until well combined.
  • Pour the coquito into clean old wine or alcohol bottles. Toss in 1-2 cinnamon sticks and refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving. Serve over ice and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Enjoy! This recipes makes 64 ounces of coquito.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • In a saucepan, add 3 cups of whole milk along with 3/4 cup sugar on medium heat just until until it starts to simmer and the sugar dissolves.
  • Turn the heat down to low and cook for 40-45 minutes. The mixture will be reduce to 1 - 1¼ cup and be slightly thick and lightly golden in color. If there are any clumps in your condensed milk, run it through a fine mesh strainer just to ensure it’s smooth. pour into a mason jar and allow it to come to room temperature before refrigerating.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before using. It will thicken overtime in the fridge. 


  • If you're pinched for time, you can totally use canned condensed milk. But, if you can, MAKE IT FRESH! Big difference in taste and very delicious.
  • I like to use Bacardi white rum. In my opinion it's the best for this beverage. But, you can also use dark rum.
  • You can adjust the rum to your liking. 3/4 of a cup is just enough to taste without being overwhelming.