1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez) 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup white rum Scoop of ice Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Nothing says Christmas in Puerto Rico like Coquito, literally translates to little coconut. It is the equivalent of our egg nog, minus the egg but a whole lot of nog, and you guessed it coconut milk. Of course, I grew up drinking the “virgin” drink with no alcohol, but I can say it tastes far better with a good Puerto Rican rum (like Bacardi). I spent a few Christmases in Puerto Rico with my grandparents (which is a wild family party where they go house to house surprising family and friends). This is served all holiday season long and will last if you make a big batch, because there is no egg it has a longer shelf life. Serve very very cold or as I like to do.. blend in chopped ice, so it’s more of a shake consistency. A little goes a long way as it is sweet and filling just like egg nog. Add more or less rum to your liking or for the kids, serve it up without. Garnish with cinnamon sticks. Feliz Navidad!