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 a 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 of evaporated milk
  • 1 can of 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 1/2 cup or less if you’d like.

Chill, shake, and serve.

Will you be making your own coquito for kids?  Here’s a free printable for you. Just click on the image below.

¡Buen provecho and Feliz Navidad!

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