Coconut Eggnog

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.

By Published On: January 16th, 201724 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

24 Comments

  1. Linda Duffin January 16, 2017 at 7:59 AM - Reply

    Gorgeous pix. xxx

  2. Chica Andaluza January 16, 2017 at 9:16 AM - Reply

    Ooh that does sound good…and I love your glasses!

  3. Cecile January 16, 2017 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    Yum Yum!! A guy friend of mine makes this BUT I think he forgot to part about ‘shaking it’ before you serve it. It tasted darn good anyway!! ; o )

    • chef mimi January 17, 2017 at 7:33 AM - Reply

      It was fun to make, but nothing beats the real eggnog!

  4. anotherfoodieblogger January 16, 2017 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 17, 2017 at 7:30 AM - Reply

      It’s funny because I can barely stand even the smell of the brown liquors, but they seem to go well in eggnog, oddly. For me.

  5. Sumith January 17, 2017 at 5:11 AM - Reply

    Beautiful capture and great recipe. Thanks for the share chef mimi.

  6. claudia January 17, 2017 at 3:24 PM - Reply

    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?

  7. gypsygurl64 January 17, 2017 at 9:42 PM - Reply

    I’m with you! I love egg nog!! Gives me an idea for a egg nog Creme Brûlée

  8. marcellinaincucina January 18, 2017 at 5:38 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 18, 2017 at 7:42 AM - Reply

      Thank you! Well you can make it from scratch, which is quite tedious but delicious, and so pretty in a punch bowl! It’s drinkable, spiced egginess! Hard to describe…

  9. ChgoJohn January 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi January 18, 2017 at 8:07 AM - Reply

      Maybe we should freeze it?!!! This is so different from the real thing, or the stuff in the carton, but it’s yummy!

  10. sippitysup January 19, 2017 at 7:07 PM - Reply

    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

  11. Jeff the Chef January 20, 2017 at 6:18 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 20, 2017 at 7:31 AM - Reply

      I. Have made eggnog ice cream – you’d probably like that!

  12. FrugalHausfrau January 23, 2017 at 8:37 PM - Reply

    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

    • chef mimi January 23, 2017 at 8:38 PM - Reply

      Oh that’s funny! Did you see the same ad? Or did you find out about them in a more natural way?!!! Really good, aren’t they?!!!

  13. Wanderfully Living January 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM - Reply

    This looks so nice and warming.. perfect for our mid-winter Scottish weather! Must give this a try :)

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