Coquito - Traditional Recipe (Made With Egg Yolks)

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




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

Questions & Replies

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  1. John H.
    Do I add the cinnamon sticks AND the water or just the sticks?


  1. Natasha J.
  2. aharris4050
    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.
  3. jc0857
    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.


<p>Born &amp; raised in Northern NJ and now live in the NJ suburbs of New York City. <br /><br />I grew up on all the traditional Italian meals from my Grandmother's kitchen. Holiday's were parades of food of all kinds, from main dishes to desserts, but mostly I remember Gram's traditional Italian dishes around the Holiday's surrounded by all of our family. <br /><br />I love to cook everything now. I find it great to experiment &amp; try new recipes. Most of all, I love to entertain &amp; host dinners with family, friends &amp; have Holidays at home with my terrific husband &amp; our four legged furry goofball bulldog! <br /><br />===================================== <br /><br />Spring 2008: I was picked for the Pick-A-Chef Spring 2008 Contest by a wonderful chef: Chef #166642 who made my Recipe #293174 and my Recipe #285517 and lastly, my Recipe #287338 <br /><br />The link to the cookbook from that contest is: <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br />===================================== <br /><br />July 2008: I was just Z-mailed that I was picked for My 3 Chefs 2008 Cooking Contest by: Chef #829183 who made my: Recipe #307814 <br /><br />She Z-mailed me the link to the cookbook from that contest: <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br /><br />=====================================</p>
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