A new recipe with a twist on classic coquito: Coquito-Eggnog

Our readers voted, and we listened. Our VOXXI poll on Christmas traditions clearly put Coquito as the clear frontrunner as everyone’s favorite Christmas drink among our readers. As of this writing: 63% of those polled preferred the classic, creamy-coconuty drink known as coquito, while only 24 percent preferred the American classic eggnog. The rest of voters perferred neither. That’s why, as promised in our poll, VOXXI presents the following recipe, which is new twist on the classic coquito. SEE ALSO: If you’re feeling less adventurous, check out this classic coquito recipe This recipe, representing a Latino marriage of coquito with eggnog will bring a peaceful resolution and end any conflict and doubts that might arise in your Christmas time gatherings. It’s the perfect balance between cultures, flavors and textures. To our roots and to who we are, cheers! Latino Eggnog-Coquito Recipe  Ingredients: Serves 8 8 yolks, 8 whites 7 Tablespoons organic cane sugar 1 cup whole organic milk 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup coconut cream 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk Pinch of salt 2 ounces rum 1 ounce kalhúa or Tía María (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup heavy cream, whipped Vanilla or coconut ice cream, optional Cinnamon powder   Instructions In a large bowl, beat the yolks with the sugar until shiny. Add the milks, cream, salt, liquors (if using) and vanilla. Beat well. In another bowl (very clean and dry), using a hand blender beat the egg whites until firm. Gently fold in the whites to the yolk base. Cover the mix and refrigerate until ready to serve. The more it settles, the merrier. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream, ice, cinnamon powder sprinkled on top and/or 1-2 cinnamon sticks. Enjoy without any guilt! SEE ALSO: The 5 guilty pleasures of Christmas Vegan options Skip the eggs. Use nut milk instead—cashew, pine nuts, and macadamia nuts are the fattiest and richest to make fabulous coquitos and eggless eggnogs.The post A new recipe with a twist on classic coquito: Coquito-Eggnog appeared first on Voxxi.
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A VOXXI poll shows that coquito is clearly a Christmas favorite. Here’s a new coquito recipe to rev up your holiday. (Shutterstock)

Our readers voted, and we listened. Our VOXXI poll on Christmas traditions clearly put Coquito as the clear frontrunner as everyone’s favorite Christmas drink among our readers.

As of this writing: 63% of those polled preferred the classic, creamy-coconuty drink known as coquito, while only 24 percent preferred the American classic eggnog. The rest of voters perferred neither. That’s why, as promised in our poll, VOXXI presents the following recipe, which is new twist on the classic coquito.

SEE ALSO: If you’re feeling less adventurous, check out this classic coquito recipe

This recipe, representing a Latino marriage of coquito with eggnog will bring a peaceful resolution and end any conflict and doubts that might arise in your Christmas time gatherings. It’s the perfect balance between cultures, flavors and textures.

To our roots and to who we are, cheers!

Latino Eggnog-Coquito Recipe 

Ingredients:

Serves 8

8 yolks, 8 whites

(photo by Danya P. Hernandez)
Don’t forget the eggs in the recipe! (photo by Danya P. Hernandez)

7 Tablespoons organic cane sugar

1 cup whole organic milk

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup coconut cream

1 can (14 oz) condensed milk

Pinch of salt

2 ounces rum

1 ounce kalhúa or Tía María (optional)

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Vanilla or coconut ice cream, optional

Coconut ice cream can be a nice touch for a coquito recipe.
Coconut ice cream can add a nice touch to a coquito-eggnog recipe, but it’s not a must. (Shutterstock)

Cinnamon powder

 

Instructions

In a large bowl, beat the yolks with the sugar until shiny. Add the milks, cream, salt, liquors (if using) and vanilla. Beat well.

In another bowl (very clean and dry), using a hand blender beat the egg whites until firm. Gently fold in the whites to the yolk base.

Cover the mix and refrigerate until ready to serve. The more it settles, the merrier.

If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream, ice, cinnamon powder sprinkled on top and/or 1-2 cinnamon sticks. Enjoy without any guilt!

SEE ALSO: The 5 guilty pleasures of Christmas

Vegan options

Skip the eggs. Use nut milk instead—cashew, pine nuts, and macadamia nuts are the fattiest and richest to make fabulous coquitos and eggless eggnogs.

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