Coquito, the Puerto Rican Eggnog

Finals period is always stressful, but if you have the chance, try this fun Puerto Rican twist on the perennial holiday favorite: eggnog. Naturally, being of the procrastinating type, we took time away from studying to duck into the kitchen and whip up some Coquito. It may look complicated, but the mixture of tropical flavors and spices certainly warmed up our study break and made the effort worth it!


2 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups evaporated milk

1 3/4 cups coconut milk

1 3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup spiced rum

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix the egg and evaporated milk in a small bowl. Pour the contents of the bowl into a pan and heat until the mixture begins to steam, stirring constantly. When heated, pour this mixture into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend briefly, then chill before serving. Enjoy!


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