It’s Christmas, and I am full-Christmas spirit! I planned a Latin flair Christmas party for the kids (post coming soon)!  For the drinks besides fruit punch, and strawberry lemonade I served coquito for kids.

Coquito is like a Puerto Rican eggnog (minus the egg) and of course, it has rum in it. It is a creamy coconut-based drink.  However,  for the kids, I’ll be making it “sin” which means “without” the liquor!  Coquito is a very popular drink during Christmas time in Puerto Rico. It takes me back to my isla bonita during the most festive time of the year.
To make this kid-friendly version of coquito I used the following ingredients:
  • 1 packet of pure creamed coconut 7 oz.  (this has no sugar)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar*
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender and pour into a glass jar.   *Since the creamed coconut has no sugar you can actually adjust the sweetness of your coquito. You can use the 1/2 cup or less if you’d like.

Chill, shake, and serve.

Will you be making your own coquito for kids?

I have a free printable for you. It’s actually a jpeg file, that you can print in whatever size you may need. I would suggest to save and upload to a Microsoft Word doc and adjust the size of the image for your label.

Or you can right-click on the image below, and save as. 

¡Buen provecho and Feliz Navidad!

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