Keto Coquito Cocktail (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

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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.

If you are looking for more ideas for your holiday party menu, check out my low-carb cocktails and more holiday keto recipes!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, about 150 ml/ 5 fl oz)

Net carbs4.9 grams
Protein3.3 grams
Fat33.2 grams
Calories379 kcal

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)

Tips:
  • 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.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the condensed milk by following the instructions in this recipe. Freshly made condensed milk is liquid and thickens as you refrigerate it. Don't worry if it thickens, it will work just fine. Keto Coquito Cocktail (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
  2. 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. Keto Coquito Cocktail (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
  3. 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. Keto Coquito Cocktail (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Enjoy! Keto Coquito Cocktail (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 150 ml/ 5 fl oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
1.6 g1.1 g12.1 g111 kcal
Keto Condensed Milk, dairy-free (KetoDiet blog)
1.7 g1 g10.6 g100 kcal
Coconut cream, creamed coconut milk (organic, unsweetened)
1.3 g1.1 g10.4 g99 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0.1 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Nutmeg, spices
0.1 g0 g0.1 g1 kcal
Rum, distilled alcoholic beverage (~40% vol)
0 g0 g0 g64 kcal
Total per serving, about 150 ml/ 5 fl oz
4.9 g3.3 g33.2 g379 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Hi! Can I substitute the powdered Erythritol for a granulated one? Thanks

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Hi Mirielle, yes, the sweetener in the condensed milk can be granulated - it will dissolve. I hope this helps 😊

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We made 5 batches of this to give away 16oz bottles as gifts to our neighbors at our annual party (several are also eating keto!) It tastes delicious and was a huge hit! Thanks so much. 😊

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Thank you for the lovely feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed! 😊

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This will be a must try this Holidays.  But I will not called egg-nog since it does NOT contains egg.  This version taste a WHOLE lot much better.  Same if you substitute the rum for vodka.

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I've never tried vodka - thanks for the tip!

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I am so excited about this keto coquito
recipe, so now I can stay on track 😀👍

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This is wonderful news as I was wondering how I was going to make coqui to with all that sugar and not want some!! Wooo hooo Gracias!!!

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And it tastes just like the real deal, enjoy! 😊

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Thank you so much for this recipe! I'll definitely try this on Christmas Eve.

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I hope you like it! 😊

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Martina, this coquito is awesome! It really taste like the real deal!
Merry Christmas!

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Thank you Sandra, Merry Christmas to you too!

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