What Is a Traditional Coquito Recipe?

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Coquito is a drink made from evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolks, coconut milk, salt, regular cinnamon, Ceylon or Mexican cinnamon, and Puerto Rican white rum. This very popular drink is served during the holidays in Puerto Rico and is very similar to eggnog. The type of rum that someone uses to make the drink is optional but can influence the final taste of the drink overall.


The recipe provided by Food Network for free to its users is very highly rated and simple to make. There are few ingredients, most of which are common pantry or household items. The Ceylon cinnamon called for in the recipe is also sold as Mexican cinnamon or canela in some Mexican or Spanish markets The drink is best served chilled.

  • 1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 1 14-ounce can of condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks, any size
  • 2 cups fresh coconut milk (substitute with 1 15-ounce can of coconut milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon true Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 cup Puerto Rican white rum
  • Ground cinnamon
  1. Place all ingredients, except regular ground cinnamon, in a blender and process on high for approximately 3 minutes or until mix turns frothy.
  2. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator until chilled.
  3. Serve in glass of choice and dust with the regular ground cinnamon.