Coconut Eggnog

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I happen to love eggnog. I mean I love eggnog so much that I even buy it in the carton. I doctor it up a bit with spices and bourbon of course; this photo is from last Christmas Eve.

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But why stop drinking eggnog after the holidays? I say hell no to that! I want my eggnog!

Recently I came across a Goya magazine ad for coconut eggnog, or Coquito, which according to the ad is an authentic Puerto Rican beverage.

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Since eggnog isn’t available at the grocery store any longer (why?) I knew I would have to try this version for my eggnog fix.

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This isn’t the same as regular home-made eggnog, but I thought the coconut flavor would be really fun, and it definitely is.

Here’s the recipe as I photographed it from the magazine.

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In a blender jar, add the evaporated milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Blend on high until mixture is well combined.

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Pour eggnog into a pitcher and transfer to the refrigerator. Chill until cold.

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When ready to serve, shake first, add to glass, and add rum to taste.

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Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.

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I tried the eggnog both chilled and at room temperature, and I enjoyed both.

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The color isn’t as pretty if vanilla extract and cinnamon are included in the mixture, so these photos don’t show the eggnog with those ingredients.

I did include a grind of nutmeg before serving.

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Note: If you chill this eggnog overnight, you could always include a few cinnamon sticks.

24 thoughts on “Coconut Eggnog

  1. I also noticed stores discontinue selling eggnog after the holidays. Supply and demand! I like the taste of eggnog but I prefer mine virgin as I dislike the taste of most dark liquors. I’m glad you found a way to make your own!

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  2. I actually prefer coconut egg nog these days (don’t shoot me) – much lighter. But still festive. Keeping the recipe – we’re not out of the winter doldrums for awhile and you really do make everything so enticing. How can I not give it a try?

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  3. I have just come across your beautiful site – love you pics! And I have learnt something! This Aussie here doesn’t know a lot about eggnog obviously because I thought it had eggs in it – it doesn’t! Now I want to try it!

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  4. Just prior to the holidays, coquito was mentioned on one of the cooking shows — I’ll never remember which one. I didn’t realize it was a coconut eggnog. That changes everything because, like you, I can’t get enough eggnog. (Why, oh why is it only available for a few weeks?) I want to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love eggnog too. It can be fancy like this gorgeous specimen. Who wouldn’t love it, right? But my guilty secret is I like it straight from the carton almost as much. I guess that’s the fault of the ghost of Christmases past. GREG

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  6. I can’t say that I fully share your eggnog enthusiasm. I do love the flavor, but I’m not in love with the texture. I do think I’d love an eggnog English pudding or flan or frozen custard. A coconut version of one of those!

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  7. Oh Mimi, I had to laugh because I am exactly the same way about eggnog! And we made Coquitos for a party a couple of weeks ago and loved them and I’m planning a post around them – and you’re right they aren’t the same as out eggnog, but they were delish and went down almost too easily! We were very merry! :)

    Mollie

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