4 Ways How to Make Coquito As Good As Real Puerto Rican

Feb 23, 2021 03:30 PM

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Tripboba.com - Eggnog is a tasty mixed drink that contains milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. To make it more drunken, you can add rum, brandy, whisky, or some liqueur. In America, especially in Puerto Rico or throughout the Caribbean, people called it coquito, and they usually drink this beverage at the Christmas celebration.

Today, you will learn how to make coquito like Puerto Rican. Tripboba has compiled several simple ways on how to make coquito in your kitchen. So, check it out!

How to Make Coquito Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 can evaporate milk (12 fluid oz)

  • 1 can cream of coconut (14 oz)

  • 1 can sweeten condensed milk (14 oz)

  • ½ cup white rum

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Below is the step-by-step how to make coquito. It's easy to follow. In this way, you're going to use a double boiler technique for making coquito.

Step 1. Turn on the stove. Just use the medium hot and heat your double boiler.

Step 2. Mix egg yolks and evaporated milk on your double boiler, on top of boiling water, and stir it constantly.

Step 3. Cook it until the mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

Step 4. Make sure it's thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Step 5. Remove egg yolks-milk mixture and transfer it to a blender

Step 6. Add also the cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla into the blender.

Step 7. Blend for about 30 seconds, then pour into a large pitcher with a lid, and chill overnight in an airtight container, and put it in the refrigerator.

How to Make Coquito without Eggs

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Ingredients:

  • 4 oz raisins

  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweeten condensed milk

  • 1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut

  • 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk

  • 4 oz evaporated milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 tablespoons shredded coconut, optional

Instructions:

Below is the step-by-step how to make coquito without eggs. It's easy to follow.

Step 1. Mix raisins, dark rum, and cinnamon sticks in a large pitcher with a lid. Let sit for 1 hour.

Step 2. While waiting, blend all the other ingredients by using a blender.

Step 3. After an hour, pour the blended mixture into the pitcher and shake it to combine with rum-raisins mixture.

Step 4. Let the mixture sit again for at least 4 hours. Now, you can have your coquito.

Step 5. Save it in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. It can last for a month.

Step 6. Before pouring, make sure to shake vigorously to mix all the parts well.

How to Make Coquito from Scratch

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Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 can sweeten condensed milk (14 oz)

  • 1 can cream of coconut, shaken very well before opening (14 oz)

  • 1 can coconut milk, shaken very well before opening (14 oz)

  • 1 can evaporate milk (12 fluid ounce)

  • 1 ½ cups rum (such as Bacardi®), or to taste

Instructions:

Below is the step-by-step how to make coquito from scratch. It's easy to follow.

Step 1. Put cinnamon in a large pitcher or other containers with a lid that can hold at least 8 cups.

Step 2. Pour also sweetened condensed milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, evaporated milk, and rum into the pitcher.

Step 3. Close it and shake or stir well to mix.

Step 4. Wait for an hour. Now, you can have your coquito.

Step 5. Save it in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. It can last for a month.

Step 6. Before pouring, you have to shake vigorously to mix all the parts well.

How to Make Coquito Thicker

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There lots of recipes to make coquito because people have their own way and taste to enjoy a cup of coquito. Some people add eggs to make it more like eggnog-ish, and some people love the original coquito, which without egg yolks. And some people like it with rum raisins.

Moreover, some people like it thinner, some like it thicker. If you more enjoy a thicken coquito and wonder how to make coquito thicker, just add more shredded coconut into your coquito. It will give you more coconut flavor and make your coquito thicker.

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