Coquito, also known as Puerto Rican eggnog, is a delicious coconut and rum based drink flavoured with nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Just like with all traditional recipes, you will find several variations of Coquito. Some recipes include raw egg yolks, while others use egg yolks cooked with coconut milk into a thin custard-like base. To make this festive drink low-carb & paleo, I used my keto condensed milk instead of sugary condensed milk.
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Tips and Substitutions
Recipes with coconut milk may thicken when refrigerated. To make the coquito liquid again, let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes and then shake vigorously for a few seconds. Alternatively, place the jar in a bowl filled with warm water for 30-60 seconds, then shake and serve.
Alcohol is not 100% keto or paleo but you can drink it occasionally. However, you should avoid drinking alcohol if you want to lose weight. Even if there is no sugar, your body can't store alcohol as fat - it has to metabolise it. This means that your body will utilise alcohol instead of body fat which will slow down weight loss. To make this drink alcohol-free, try substituting the rum with an equal amount of cold coconut water or almond milk.
You can learn more about alcohol and keto in these posts: The Benefits and Risks of Alcohol Consumption and Complete Guide to Alcohol for Low-Carb Diets.
Serving size about 150 ml/ 5 fl oz
Allergy information for Keto Coquito Cocktail - Puerto Rican Eggnog
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, about 150 ml/ 5 fl oz)
Net carbs4.9 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 4%, fat 90%
Total carbs6 gramsFiber1.1 gramsSugars0.3 gramsSaturated fat29.4 gramsSodium15 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium58 mg(15% RDA)Potassium337 mg(17% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 8 servings)
- Prepare the Dairy-Free Keto Condensed Milk (uses coconut milk) or Keto Condensed Milk (uses cream) and set aside. Freshly made condensed milk is liquid and thickens as you refrigerate it. Don't worry if it thickens, it will work just fine.
- Place all the ingredients into a blender or use an immersion blender: coconut milk, coconut cream, keto condensed milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and white rum. Process until smooth and frothy. You can add a few drops of stevia to taste.
- Pour into a jar and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until cold. Pour into serving glasses and optionally sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. If you don't have time to let it chill, serve with ice.
- Enjoy or store in the fridge for up to 4 days. If the coquito gets too thick in the fridge, gently reheat until melted and stir to combine.
Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 150 ml/ 5 fl oz)
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