The funny thing about recipes is that a lot of people are protective of their ‘secret’ recipes! This naturally makes it difficult in sharing them with others! So when you do come across a delicious recipe, you usually need to write it down and keep it in safe place!
Here’s a good Puerto Rican Coquito recipe that was once promoted by Nestlé®. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Puerto Rican Coquito Recipe
1 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 can (15 oz.) COCO LOPEZ Real Cream of Coconut
1 can (12 fl. oz.) CARNATION Evaporated Milk
1 cup rum
Place water, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger in a small saucepan. Cook at medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat, cover. Let cool 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
Place the coconut cream, evaporated milk, rum, water and spices in blender, cover. Blend for 30 seconds or until well mixed. Refrigerate in a crystal container or bottle for at least 2 hours or until liquid is very cold. Although optional you might try adding a cinnamon stick inside the bottle for added flavor. Shake well before serving.
To serve: Serve in appetizer glasses. Sprinkle powdered cinnamon if desired.
Source: Nestlé® and Boricua.com