Coquito is a creamy coconut milk beverage native to Puerto Rico. Literally translated it means “little coconut,” however there is nothing little about this drink. Its taste is rich, creamy and accented with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.

Coquito is traditionally served at Christmas time, but in my opinion it should be enjoyed at other times of the year as well. Variations abound and every family boasts to have the BEST recipe.

What makes coquito so rich and creamy is the mixture of sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk.  How can anything with sweetened condensed milk not be good?

One very important note: coquito tastes much better cold, so make sure you allow plenty of time between preparation and serving. I normally like to allow 4-6 hours. Make sure you stir it before you serve  it.

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