FOX 8 Recipe Box: Coquito

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Recipe from FOX 8's Enrique Correa

Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)


  • 1- 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 -15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 -12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white rum (optional)
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten or simple egg nog
  • 1- 15-ounce can cream of coconut “Coco Lopez”
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon & cinnamon sticks
  • Ground nutmeg


Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and frothy.

Pour into a glass pitcher and refrigerate for 2-8 hours.


  • Chris Halle

    Someone made coquito and brought it to my holiday party. It was great. The next day someone else told me this was made with raw eggs. Raw eggs really??? I’m thinking that’s not a good idea. Your recipe has 4 raw eggs in it. Isn’t there a way to some how put heat to them to make this a safer recipe. The last thing I want to do is get everyone sick after drinking something I made. Any solutions?

    • Steve Hensley

      You can buy pastuerized eggs that are “safe” when consumed raw. Or you can cook them as Kathy posted.

  • Kathy Novotney

    I beat the eggs and cook them with a portion of the milk for about 5 minutes stirring constantly. Never consume raw eggs!

    • Kathy Novotney

      Actually eggnog is not raw eggs! All the recipes I have ever used always call for the eggs to be slowly cooked for about 5 minutes with milk than strained to get out the curds. No matter how you handle of store eggs a person should never consume eggs raw!

      • R. Vela

        It is perfectly fine to eat raw eggs, if you know where they come from. I’ve raised chickens and have eaten raw eggs in various recipes using eggs from my chicken and no one has ever gotten sick. Just know where your eggs come from and you’ll be ok.

  • Karen

    How much ground cinnamon & how many cinnamon sticks? How much ground nutmeg? How much will This recipe will yield? This sounds like a great recipe. I am looking forward to making it.

    • Kathy Novotney

      This recipe doesn’t yield much maybe 4 to 6 servings. I start off with about 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. As for the sticks those are more for decoration and extra cinnamon flavor stirring while drinking it. It just depends on how much you want to use.

  • Lisa

    A great recipe that can be modified in every way. I also use dark rum for an added flavor. I have also tried already made egg nog and just add the rest of the ingredients.

  • R. Vela

    If you don’t want to use raw eggs, don’t add eggs; they’re not a requirement. In actuality, if you add raw eggs you’re not making coquito, you’re actually making another holiday drink we call “ponche”. So, if you want to make real coquito, just omit the eggs.

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