Easy Coquito: A creamy coconut cocktail

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April 27, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Don’t miss this easy coquito recipe: A rich, creamy coconut cocktail!

Coquito: A creamy coconut cocktail
Coquito: A creamy coconut cocktail

Guys, I have something special for you today. REALLY special. This drink is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever sipped, and I’m not even exaggerating. If you like coconut, you don’t want to pass this one up. A couple years ago, I started making this on Christmas Eve. I give the kids a mug sans rum before bed, and then The Pants and I drink the spiked version while wrapping gifts. I don’t even mind wrapping ridiculously shaped presents or assembling stubborn toys as long as I have a glass of coquito nearby. Don’t wait until next Christmas to try this! It is perfect for any day of the year, but probably not every day of the year or else you’ll have to buy bigger pants. (That’s the only thing stopping me.)

Adapted from Puerto Rican Coquito at Allrecipes.com.

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Coquito: A creamy coconut cocktail

Easy Coquito: A creamy coconut cocktail

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This creamy coconut cocktail takes a few minutes to whip up and is incredibly delicious!

  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cans light coconut milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. dark spiced rum You can leave this out and still have a tasty nonalcoholic drink!

Notes

  1. Pour all ingredients into a pitcher, and blend with a stick blender or whisk well until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Whisk again for about one minute before serving. Cheers!

 

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 180
  • Category: Cocktail
 

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

76 comments

Elkhalil Kacem
10 years ago

Thank you

Stacy
10 years ago

I would use it for a snorkeling excursion for my husband and myself for my upcoming Caribbean cruise!

Andi
10 years ago

Oh fun!! Good luck, Stacy, and enjoy your vacation!

Michael W Perkins
10 years ago

Id put it in the Emergenct fund

Andi
10 years ago

You can never go wrong with saving it. Good luck, Michael, and thanks for entering!

Bea Long
10 years ago

Hey Andi, I am so stuck on 2013 , you can go to my website! HELP!!! Nothing is going where it is supposed to go. I am ready to set this computer on fire. I am sure every one has felt the same way. Thanks so much for taking a look at my site.
Bea

Andi
10 years ago

I’m sorry I didn’t know how to help you when you first asked. I just went to check again, and it looks like you got it sorted out! Is everything going more smoothly now?

Monique
10 years ago

This cocktail sounds AMAZING!!! I’m not a big drinker, but when I do drink, I enjoy drinks like this one! :D

If I win, I would mostly likely spend the money on some fun baking dishes or cookware or tableware I have been eyeing. I don’t know where I would put them though…maybe some can go towards a good organizer than as well! ;)

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Monique! This cocktail is really a treat. I would love to buy lots more plates and props for my photos too, but I’m like you and don’t have space to put it all! Let me know if you come up with a good system for organizing them :)

Patricia H.
10 years ago

I would love to use it on something really fun. Maybe towards a mini vacation to somewhere warm. It’s been so cold here lately with the polar vortex, it’s supposed to be -20 tomorrow and I don’t think that’s including the windshield. So a little fun in the sun, would be my choice. Thank you for the giveaway.

Andi
10 years ago

-20?! That is crazy!! Where do you live? I won’t even mention what the weather is like in San Francisco right now. Thank you so much for entering. Good luck, and I hope you get some fun in the sun one way or another!

Patricia H.
10 years ago

In Indiana. Growing up we would have really cold winters or mild temps with a lot of snow….but it’s been pretty mild for the last 10 years or so, until this year. We’ve been hit with a mix of both this year. A lot of snow and subzero temperatures.

Dawn Monzu
10 years ago

I would love to buy my son something for his birthday! I’m not working right now…so this would be awesome!!!! Good luck everyone!

Andi
10 years ago

Good luck, Dawn, both with the giveaway and with finding a job very soon if you are looking! Thanks so much for entering :)

charj
10 years ago

I would buy clothes and cookbooks with my winnings

Andi
10 years ago

You sound like my kind of person ;) I would love to spend $600 on those things too!

Bea Long
10 years ago

For the contest, I need a Kitchen Aid stand mixer in the worst way. If I had a few dollars left I would get an extra bowl for it!! Great giveaway. Thank you so much! I am a brand new trying to get into blogging but more for my family. I love to cook and have made so many recipes for Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Dixie Crystal Sugar that I would like to post them on my own website. So any pointers are very much appreciated. I am a retired nurse and am not blogging for income so maybe I am more of a blogger/journalist? Who knows? I do love to take pictures of the food I create though! You have my email and any thoughts would surely be helpful and appreciated. I am getting word press set up today! Wish me luck I am not computer savvy either..lol..

Andi
10 years ago

Hi again, Bea! I would be happy to help you! Feel free to email me any time with questions. Are you going to use WordPress.com? That would make your life a lot easier. You can’t use ads or anything, but if you don’t plan to try to monetize it then that wouldn’t be a problem for you. That’s how I started, but then I wanted to do more and moved over to WordPress.org. Be sure to let me know when your site is up so I can check it out!

Bea Long
10 years ago

I love this coconut drink recipe! I am a Pina Colada girl for sure and I have everything to make this with. Our high today is only in the lower 20’s so I think I might indulge tonight. I have never learned how to drink..lol..my friends have tried everything but if I cannot taste the liquor then I can manage. I think yours will be good! Great idea for sure!

Andi
10 years ago

I hope you like it, Bea! I might have learned how to drink a little too well ;) This cojito is definitely one that tastes delicious and you can hardly taste the alcohol. You can also make it with less rum or none at all and still have a tasty drink!

Nicole
10 years ago

I use the money towards a vacation.

Andi
10 years ago

That would be nice! I could use a vacation right about now :) Thanks for entering!

Kahtryn Mackey
10 years ago

I spend it on bills

Andi
10 years ago

If you are like me, you have some catching up to do on bills after the holidays! Good luck, Kahtryn!

Mandala
10 years ago

I’d use it towards paying school fees. This will really be handy. Thanks for the chance & Happy 2014!

Andi
10 years ago

Good luck, Mandala! Thanks for entering :)

Bea Long
10 years ago

Hey Andi, would you happen to be using Word Press? Could you please let me know? Thanks so much!!!
~Bea~

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Bea! I am on WordPress. I hope you got the emails for my replies last week. I told you in one a little about WordPress and said you can email me any time with questions. Those auto responses can sometimes go to spam, so I hope you didn’t think I didn’t answer your questions!

GRESIA NDRECA
10 years ago

i would buy an iphone :)

Andi
10 years ago

I need a new phone too, Gresia! Good luck, and thanks for entering!

Michelle L.
11 years ago

If I won, I would use it to pay for my daughter’s dance classes, and buy her new ballet shoes.

Amber
11 years ago

I’d put the money toward my upcoming wedding.

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck in the giveaway, and I hope you have a fun and beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

Insiya
11 years ago

Would definitely be spending on buying some fitness gear & superfoods to go along with my this year’s resolution. Need a Nike fitbit.

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck in the giveaway and with your resolutions, Insiya! Thanks for entering :)

Mike
11 years ago

I would spend the money on a new tv.

Andi
11 years ago

Can’t go wrong with that! Good luck :)

Lori
11 years ago

Sounds like a warm and fuzzy type of drink – yum!

Andi
11 years ago

Thanks, Lori! I hope you get a chance to try it.

cylina williams
11 years ago

Groceries and bills

Andi
11 years ago

We could all use some extra money to catch up after the holidays! Good luck, Cylina. Thanks for entering!

Katerina
11 years ago

I would use the money to help pay for new windows for my house. And I would love to try this cocktail when it gets a little warmer! Only 68 days til Spring!

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck, Katerina. If we drink this on Christmas Eve, I say it’s great any time of year :) Thanks so much for your visit!

Kathleen Smith
11 years ago

First I would fill my gas tank, been a long time since I have been able to do that. I will order my cat a big tree house and get a microwave, convection oven and stock up on healthy food and have a nice dinner out.

Andi
11 years ago

Gas is so ridiculous now, isn’t it? I’m lucky that I don’t have to drive too much most of the time. It sounds like you would definitely make the most of your dollar if you win the prize. Good luck to you, Kathleen!

jacquie
11 years ago

purchase some much needed supplies for the household.

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck, Jacquie! Thanks a lot for coming over to enter :)

Fern
11 years ago

I will spend it on food!

Andi
11 years ago

You can never go wrong spending money on food, whether it’s groceries or eating out! Good luck, Fern. Thanks so much for entering!

Cujo
11 years ago

I save to money to use toward our Family’s summer vacation.

Andi
11 years ago

Great idea! I hope you get to go somewhere fun :)

Renski (Renee)
11 years ago

I’d spend the money on my kids’ birthday parties.

Andi
11 years ago

Kids parties can get so expensive, so this would definitely help! Good luck, and thanks for entering :)

jose benavides
11 years ago

I will waste it on my kids on clothing and toys and save the rest..

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck to you, Jose! Buying clothes for kids is a never ending expense!

Lane Mahnke
11 years ago

I would buy a wedding dress and suit for my wedding in June.

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Chrystal D
11 years ago

I need this to get caught up on my bills.

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck, Chrystal! Thanks for entering :)

Katie Rose
11 years ago

A new (Working!) stove! Mine only bakes at 325, the timer died, and the gas burners need a match/lighter to start them. Not such a fun holiday baking season recently

Andi
11 years ago

Katie, you sure do need a new one! Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!

sandra
11 years ago

put it towards our new home

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck, Sandra! Getting settled in a new house is definitely expensive, so this would really help!

Sharon Kaminski
11 years ago

I would buy a new computer.

Andi
11 years ago

Good luck to you, Sharon! Thanks for your visit :)

cookingwithcurls
11 years ago

Looks like an another awesome cocktail Andi!! I would buy more cookbooks and props…..I’m such a blogger. ;)

Andi
11 years ago

Thank, Lisa! You mean if you saw the same someone else using one of your props you would retire it and buy something else? I definitely need to get more stuff. I did buy a few new things in the past couple weeks to add more variety :)

Liz
11 years ago

looks amazing and I totally need a tropical drink right now. Governor of Minnesota just closed K-12 schools statewide for Monday because it is TOO COLD FOR MINNESOTA. Definitely will need a coconut cocktail when the girls are home on Monday.

Hope your Christmas and New Year’s were lovely, Andi. Like that you and Pants wrap pressies together, sipping cocktails, on Christmas Eve. Sweet!

Andi
11 years ago

That is so unfair to have no school on Monday!! You know it’s cold when it’s even too cold for Minnesota ;) You should make up a pitcher of this tonight and then sip on it all day tomorrow ;)

Kelly
11 years ago

This drink looks great Andi! Love coconut desserts and drinks and this sounds awesome with ground cinnamon :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Kelly! If you like coconut then you would definitely love this drink. Have a good weekend!

Cathy Compeau
11 years ago

Andi,

This reminds me of a drink we had on our cruise to Alaska this past summer. Sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing giveaway co-co-host. =) Have a terrific weekend!

Andi
11 years ago

I bet your cruise was fun, Cathy. My in-laws have talked about doing an Alaskan cruise for YEARS! Thanks for stopping by :)

julie @ this gal cooks
11 years ago

LOVE this cocktail, Andi. Also, I love your cloth napkin. I have the same one. :) hope you gave a fantastic weekend!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Julie! I remember when we got these matching napkins :) It’s funny to see the same dishes and props in other people’s photos. I get confused sometimes on Pinterest thinking a recipe is mine because it has the same placemat or napkin! Have a great weekend!

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