Coquito - Traditional Recipe (Made With Egg Yolks)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A delicious rum-infused Latino beverage enjoyed any time of year, but in particular, around the Holidays... Similar in type to egg nog, but way more delicious! This recipe comes from my husband's friend's wife, Linda. The recipe is for larger servings (party-size) so you will have to adjust for portions desired. Also, some tolerance is required as you must stir constantly over low flame as to not cook the egg yolks -- also, allow time for prep. & cooling when factoring your time, other than that, the recipe is pretty easy... those are just a few cook's notes FYI.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix at room temperature egg yolks, sugar, milk, vanilla extract in big pot and simmer over low flame to melt sugar, mixing continuously.
  2. Add Coco Lopez and continue to mix for about 15 minutes on low flame.
  3. Add Rum and cinnamon sticks with water.
  4. Mix everything on low flame for about 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool and serve.
  6. ** Use whisk for a smoother consistency ** if desired.


Most Helpful

Traditional style coquito!!! The REAL Puerto Rican way.. First time made I it, and it was just as how I remembered having coquito over the holidays at abuela's house.

aharris4050 November 15, 2015

Wow... We thought that when my mother-in-law passed that we had lost this recipe forever. Thank You BlondieItaliana for this posting. It is the best and was a great hit for our celebration.

jc0857 January 15, 2009

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