Keto Coquito (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!

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

4.9 grams 1.1 grams 3.3 grams 33.2 grams 29.4 grams 379 calories
Total Carbs6grams
Fiber1.1grams
Net Carbs4.9grams
Protein3.3grams
Fat33.2grams
of which Saturated29.4grams
Calories379kcal
Magnesium58mg (15% RDA)
Potassium336mg (17% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (4%), fat (90%)

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.
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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 (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 (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 (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Enjoy! Keto Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
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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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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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