I found this video kind of interesting since you never really see the person doing the video, just their arms and hands! Reminds of the old commercial with the latex talking gloves, however, in this case there no gloves … actually, she has very nice nails for the demonstration!
Quick recipe demonstration. May be a tad sweet since it uses coconut creme, coconut milk, evaporated milk and condensed milk. But as you may know by now that is quite common with a lot of Coquito recipes!
1 can coconut creme
1 can coconut milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
Vodka or rum (For non-aloholic version you can skip this.)
One of the few recipes that call for vodka, probably adds a real kick.
If you try the recipe comment below on how it turns out for you!
The first thing you’ll hear when you read about Coquito is that it’s similar to eggnog. Then you’ll find some people actually use eggnog in their Coquito recipes. So what exactly is the difference? Lets look at the basic ingredients of each to see if the difference is evident.
First look at the basic indredients for eggnog. Traditional eggnog is usually includes some of the following ingredients:
Now take a look at what authentic Coquito may be composed of:
So what difference do you notice right off? I notice the coconut ingredient! Then of course the the evaporated milk and condensed milk, which some say makes it really sweet.
Well, the best way is to make your own and do your own comparison. Let us know what you think!
Here’s a down to earth video on how to make Coquito on a coffee table! You will learn about the secret behind the recipe, which is 2-2-2! Watch the video and learn why this is important and is the key to the Coquito recipe!
2 coconut milk
2 evaporated milk
2 coconut creme
A tad of cinnamon
Puerto Rican Rum (amber color)
In addition to the recipe, you can also add 1 12 oz can of sweet condensed milk or eggnog
This is one of the few Coquito recipes which I’ve seen that actually recommends using eggnog.
Well try it out and let us know how it works for you. As always instead of trying it out, you could always try adding some component to your own recipe. Picking up tips from other recipes works well for creating and perfecting your own recipes.
If you’re looking for a new addition to your holiday desert selection, then Coquito ice cream might be something you might want to whip up! Here is a great recipe demonstrated with a fun presentation.
Coquito Ice Cream Recipe:
1/2 liter water
2-3 cinnamon sticks
4 egg yolks
15 oz cream of coconut
The presentation is in Spanish with instruction in English sub-titles. If you ever made ice cream before, then you know it takes a little time prepare the recipe. Try it out and let us know how it turns out for you!
One of ingredients that differentiates Coquito from traditional eggnog is the addition of coconut cream milk. Now this is another ingredient that can differ for various Coquito recipes. Instead of coconut cream milk some recipes might call for natural coconut milk, or cream of coconut.
Some people tend to use fresh coconut milk instead of canned. In preparing Coquito the coconut milk is simmered with evaporated milk and other ingredients as as desired or if a recipe calls for them specifically. The coconut milk is then strained, cooled, and is then combined with the rest of ingredients.
Another alternative is using Cream of coconut which is essentially coconut cream that has been sweetened.
This is just the basic process gathered from reading different Coquito recipes, so follow the procedures outlined in the recipe you are following specifically. Personal preference for coconut tends to vary among people so some may vary the amount of coconut milk if you’re preparing it for someone who likes either a little or a lot of coconut flavoring.