Coquito Recipe


(Laura) #1

I usually make an aged eggnog for the holidays, but this year I thought I would switch it up a little bit. I want to try making coquito, I’ve found several recipes online, but I’m interested in knowing if any of you have ever made it and what recipe worked for you.


#2

watching this in interest – one of my sister’s friends take orders for the stuff at the holidays – pricey, but holy cow is it awesome stuff. (and so she doesn’t share her recipe)

This one from Goya Foods looks a lot like what she told me was in it http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/coquito-coconut-eggnog

Calories be damned – go for rich and delicious with this stuff.

You might also look at cola de mono – it’s a Chilean holiday drink made with coffee and aguadiente (or rum, since the former is tough to find…) – a Chilean friend of ours said it was like his mom makes.

he was also thrilled with the pan de pascua I made for him, also on this page.


(Laura) #3

I think I am going to start with the Goya recipe. I did find one super authentic recipe in a Puerto Rican cookbook that I forgot I had*, but it required starting with whole coconuts and making your own coconut milk, and if I wait for that mood to strike me I’ll never be drinking coquito. Thanks for the Cola de Mono recipe, I’ll give that a try too.

*This post that I ran across is what reminded me : http://www.alwaysorderdessert.com/2011/12/coquito-puerto-rican-coconut-eggnog.html


#4

ugh – even here in FL, finding coconuts fresh enough to make coconut milk with is a tall order! One of my neighbors has a coconut palm, but I’m really not up for moonlight shinnying up a tree where the only thing to break my fall is asphalt…just sayin’. ! :smile:


(Ailsa Konzelman) #5

I made the Goya recipe and it was super yummy! Thanks for sharing!