Thursday, December 27, 2007

Coquito -- My New Favorite Holiday Drink

It's kind of like a pina colada eggnog.  Absolutely delicious.  Very rich.  Please note, you use coconut milk, in the Asian section, not cream of coconut from the drink section.

Coquito (Puerto Rican Coconut Milk-Rum Christmas Drink)
Adapted from a recipe courtesy Maricel Presilla

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
2 egg yolks
2 cups fresh coconut milk or 1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk
Pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon good cinnamon
1 cup Puerto Rican white rum
Ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender and process for 3 minutes at high speed until frothy. Put in the freezer til slushy – or, make the night before, freeze, then break it up with a fork, add a touch more rum for blending ease, and whizz in the blender before serving.

Serve in small glasses dusted with a little cinnamon.

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