Coquito – Puerto Rican Eggnog

This Coquito recipe is a vegan version of Puerto Rican eggnog. This festive holiday cocktail is made with coconut condensed milk, coconut milk and lots of rum, (or not, it’s up to you). It is thick, creamy, and full of coconut flavor without any eggs in sight!

I’ve always loved the idea of eggnog. It’s festive, rich and creamy. But to be 100% honest, the idea of drinking a glass of heavy cream with raw eggs in it always freaked me out a bit, and store bought eggnog never tasted that great to me.

CJ is Puerto Rican on his mom’s side, so I discovered the Coquito soon after we met, and have never looked back since. As far as I can tell, nobody really knows the exact origins of the coquito, which means little coconut, but it’s a very popular drink during the holidays in Puerto Rico and there are probably hundreds of slightly different versions of the drink. Here’s our vegan version of a Coquito.

We hope you enjoy this vegan Coquito as much as we do!

Coquito – Puerto Rican Eggnog

Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: cocktails, coconut, condensed milk, dairy-free, egg-free, eggnog, holiday, rum
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 411kcal
Author: The Vegan Feast
The Coquito is a Puerto Rican version of eggnog made with coconut condensed milk, coconut cream and lots of rum. It's thick, creamy, and full of coconut flavor without any eggs in sight!
This recipe makes 6 generous servings.
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Ingredients

  • 11 oz sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 1 cup oat milk, I use full fat Oatly – or your favorite plant milk
  • 27 oz coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup white rum, such as Bacardi
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • freshly grated nutmeg, for topping the drinks

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients, except the nutmeg, into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to a pitcher and chill a minimum of 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • Once chilled, pour into glasses and sprinkle with some freshly grated nutmeg.

Notes

Once chilled some of the coconut cream tends to solidify, so you’ll get little bits of coconut in the drink. Although not absolutely necessary, to get the Coquito perfectly smooth and creamy once again, I like to give it a quick blend, either with a whisk or in the blender, before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4mg

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