Coquito ~ Puerto Rican Eggnog

It’s the third Saturday and another round of Cultural Connections. This time we are going to the islands where rum is king! A Coquito is Puerto Rico’s version of an eggnog. This rum drink is usually served during the holidays mostly around Christmas time, but I figured why not get a head start…
If you add some ice before blending, you can make it like a frozen, blended eggnog, perfect for this time of year! (it’s still hot here) Some recipes call for egg yolks and cooked over a double boiler, but this is easier and just as good. Of course the rum is optional (well… not really if it supposed to be a Puerto Rican drink) but you can always adjust it to your taste!

Ingredients:
•1 can cream of coconut (Coco Lopez)
•1 can sweetened condensed milk
•1 can evaporated milk
•4-8 ounces white rum
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
•1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or vanilla bean scraped)
You can add ice to it if you like(optional)
Preparation:
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender
2. Serve chilled
3. Enjoy!


This is Lyndsey here and just remember you can visit me anytime you want at The Tiny Skillet Cheers!!