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.


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.


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.


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.




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.


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


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


Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.


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


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.


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

24 thoughts on “Coconut Eggnog

  1. 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 )

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

    • 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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! :)


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