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Coconut Eggnog aka Coquito | Magnolia Days

Coconut Eggnog (Coquito)

Coconut Eggnog, also known as Coquito, is a rich and creamy holiday drink flavored with coconut, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Renee


  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 13 1/2 ounces coconut milk not light
  • Rum brandy, bourbon, or other liquor/liqueurs for serving
  • Additional ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks for garnish


For the eggnog:

  1. Whisk together evaporated milk and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture slightly thickens and will coat the back of a spoon (or to about 175°F).
  2. Pour into a blender. Add sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut extract. Blend on high speed until combined and frothy.
  3. Pour half of the mixture into a large bowl. Add coconut milk to blender. Blend on high speed until combined and frothy.
  4. Pour into bowl with the rest of the eggnog. Whisk until combined.
  5. Place plastic wrap directly on top of eggnog. Chill thoroughly, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Whisk mixture then pour into a serving pitcher.

For serving (all optional):

  1. Rum, brandy, bourbon or other liquors/liqueurs to stir in as desired. White rum is the traditional addition for an authentic Puerto Rican Coquito.
  2. Ground cinnamon for sprinkling on top.
  3. Cinnamon sticks to use for cocktail stirrers.

Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include time for chilling prior to serving.