The holidays are upon us and honestly over the past couple of weeks I’ve been slacking on my diet and exercise. I plan on just riding out the season and doing a detox to start my new year right! In the meantime, I plan on enjoying all that the season has to offer…in moderation of course!
Over Thanksgiving a friend of mine introduced me to a Puerto Rican drink called coquito and I have been feigning for it ever since! Since coquito is traditionally served on Christmas, I decided to try my hand at making it myself. After scouring the interwebs for recipes and asking friends, I came up with the coquito recipe below.
Just so you know, coquito is NOT a healthy living drink, it is made with sweetened condensed milk and creme of coconut. Coquito is FULL of calories and is VERY delicious! I like to serve it in small glasses over ice. Coquito is essentially a dessert in a glass.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, if you decide to make it please let me know how you like it! Happy Holidays!
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)
1 can evaporated milk
1 can creme of coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup (or more to taste) Puerto Rican white rum (I used Bacardi but really wanted Wray & Nephew)
Mix everything in a blender for about 30 seconds and enjoy. Serve in a small glass over ice. Coquito is best after it has been refrigerated overnight or longer.