Delicious Coquito Recipe

Photo: Goya
Photo: Goya

Coquito is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is generally made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves. The drink is commonly associated with Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, where it is traditionally served along with other holiday dishes and/or desserts.

Origin: Puerto Rico
Makes About 7 Cups

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 5 min., plus chilling time


2 cans (12 oz. each) GOYA® Evaporated Milk

1 can (15 oz.) Coco GOYA® Cream of Coconut

1 can(13.5 oz.) GOYA® Coconut Milk

½ cup GOYA® Sweetened Condensed Milk

½ cup white rum (optional)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish, if desired

Cinnamon sticks (optional)


  1. In bowl of blender, add evaporated milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, rum (if using), vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Blend on high until mixture is well combined, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Pour coconut mixture into glass bottles; cover. Transfer to refrigerator. Chill until cold.
  3. To serve, stir or shake bottle well to combine. Pour coquito into small serving glasses. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.

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