Puerto Rican Coquito: Coconut Eggnog

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Last year I tried making my own eggnog and found out that it is delicious. This year, I have learned about Coquito, which is a Puerto Rican version of the drink made with rum and coconut milk. Yum!
The Kitchn has a post on the Coquito, which not only takes the above-mentioned coconut milk, but also uses evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Apparently Puerto Ricans drink the Coquito in small doses, and I can see why now. But despite the heaviness, this drink still looks mighty tasty.
Here is the recipe from The Kitchn:

Coquito
makes about 6 cups

    1 15-oz can sweetened condensed milk
    1 13.5-oz can light coconut milk
    1 12 oz can evaporated milk
    1 c white rum
    4 large egg yolks
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy. Pour into a glass pitcher and refrigerate. Serve chilled with a pinch of cinnamon.

I realize some people are scared of raw eggs, so if you are, there are pasteurized eggs at the grocery store. Or do what I did and get some chickens so you never have to worry about it again.

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  1. i have been making eggnog to give as holiday gifts for a couple of years now. the recipe is simply egg yolks, sugar, brandy, whiskey, rum, heavy cream and nutmeg. tonight i came across this recipe. i rushed out to the kitchen to whip up a batch. i did add about a cup and a half of heavy cream. based on the response of my in-house tasting team (ummm, me) i will be adding the coquito to my gift giving list. thanks for the recipe!

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