Coquito Recipe


By Nathaly Olivero Ramirez

Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican drink.

The name, Coquito, comes from the Spanish word “coco” which means coconut and the diminutive “ito.” To Puerto Ricans who grew up with the extremely sweet drink, Coquito is a part of their childhood, a taste of their happiness and, most importantly a piece of their culture.

Coquito is often present at festivities. Although it is usually served as a Christmas drink, it can be made at any time of the year. As we struggle to get through 2020 and the current pandemic, it would be good take some time off to enjoy a sweet drink with family and friends.


1. 1 can of condensed milk

2. 1 can of coconut cream

3. 2 cans of evaporated milk

4. 2 cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder to your liking

5. Vanilla (just a little or to your liking)

Tip: Add alcohol to your liking. Vodka is usually the best choice.


1. Pour all the ingredients together in a container.

2. Mix them until they become one.

3. Store in the refrigerator.

4. Enjoy!

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