Easy Coquito Drink Recipe to Enjoy a Cup of Cheer

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Coquito is a word I had never heard of before. Turns out it is a delicious drink recipe that I am happy to share with you thanks to Lunchbox. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

Right now Nestle and Walmart have some inviting recipes highlighted to help “Celebra Con Sabor” or Celebrate With Flavor.

Coquito drinks on a table.

I had been on the hunt for new tasty drink recipes. Since I haven’t been drinking booze much anymore, I wanted to find a unique recipe that would be tasty with or without alcohol. It will be my turn to host a girls’ night in soon and I want to be prepared to impress.

This coquito is right on the money. Creamy, rich, sweet, and indulgent are just a few adjectives that I would use to describe it. It’s also not a cocktail you see served at every party, so it’s a good way to mix things up a bit.

This coquito recipe is super easy and only took about 5 minutes to whip up. I had all the ingredients in the house to make it in a flash. In fact, my sister has named it the “Quickie Coquito”. We both challenge you to say that fast…or at all.

Coquito Cocktail next to wafer cookies.

Easy Coquito Mixed Drink Recipe

All you need are the following ingredients:

  • Coconut milk
  • Nestle La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Rum (optional, for adults)
Coquito drink topped with cinnamon.

The drink tastes better really cold, so chill for about 30 minutes for the best results. I love the sweet, cinnamon flavor of this drink. It almost reminds me of my favorite ice cream in liquid form. Maybe we should make coquito ice cream?

Coquito Drink Recipe

Easy Coquito Drink Recipe
Whip up this tasty drink recipe in no time. This quickie coquito is delicious with or without alcohol. 
Jennifer Soltys
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Serving Size 4 drinks




  • Put all ingredients except optional rum into a blender.
    2 cups Coconut Milk, 1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk, 1 cup Evaporated Milk, ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon, ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Blend well.
  • Add rum if so desired.
  • Chill for one hour.

This was exactly what I had been looking for in a drink recipe. It can be enjoyed by all, with or without the booze. Mike and I devoured ours as if they were tasty milkshakes.

When I have my girlfriends over, they can spice their coquitos up with some rum if they want. Either way it’s an indulgent treat. Mike has already put in a request for me to make them again on Valentine’s day.

If you like this coquito drink, here are some other creamy drink recipes for you to try:

Make sure to visit Walmart.com to see the other Celebra Con Sabor recipes that they have featured. With their easy-to-use tool you can even add the ingredients to your cart.

Have you ever had a coquito? What’s your favorite specialty drink recipe?

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  1. oooo this sounds awesome. i love coconut

  2. Ellen Christian says:

    I’ve never heard of a Coquito before but I’d love to try the version with no rum.

  3. David Wallach says:

    Love this. Making it this weekend!!!!

  4. this looks so smooth and delicious, I am a big fan of coconut, and I would love to make this.

  5. This sounds like a really good way to warm up. It is a tongue twister to say the name!

  6. Mama to 5 BLessings says:

    This looks right up my alley minus the alcohol, I would so make this – thank you for sharing! yummy!

  7. Jennifer @TheRebelChick says:

    I knew there was something about you I liked! LOL!! I love me a good Coquito!

  8. Katy Rawson says:

    This sounds crazy good. Pinning it for later!

  9. This sounds soooo good! I think I am with Katy! Saving this one to make later!

  10. I must try this!!!!! So yummy, saving this!

  11. It’s a word that I have never heard before but it sounds and looks delish!

  12. This looks like something my daughter’s fiance would enjoy. He is always trying to make interesting new foods and drinks.

  13. LauraOinAK says:

    That looks super yummy and I love that it is super quick to make.

  14. Mistee Dawn says:

    Yum! Those look delicious! I will definitely be adding rum to mine. lol

  15. I’ve never tried this! Looks pretty good. I don’t drink alcohol, but sounds just as good without it.

    1. It really is! I certainly didn’t miss the alcohol. It’s like a yummy shake.

  16. Sound delicious, I think instead of adding rum I’d add chocolate. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never had a coquito, and I think my favorite specialty drink is virgin pina colada.

    1. Ooooh… good idea!!!

  17. Stacie Connerty says:

    You had me at RUM!!! What a delicious sounding beverage. I will have to look the other way on the calories with all the different types of milk. 🙂

  18. Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom says:

    YUMMM.. I love this… and well.. RUM never hurts in a Mommy drink..LOL.. sooo gonna try it. Thanks for sharing

  19. that would be heavenly right now. WITH rum. i might actually sleep with rum in my belly!

  20. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says:

    I can’t say I’ve ever heard of this type of drink before. Honestly, it doesn’t really sound like my kind of beverage but I know some people who might enjoy it! 🙂

  21. Melissa Au says:

    That sounds like such a delicious drink!

  22. Hello YUM! I have never heard of Coquito. I can’t wait to make this recipe

  23. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    This is new to me but not for long. I’ll be trying it “with” rum. 🙂

  24. Nermari Broderick says:

    This really is the easiest coquito recipe! Coquito is actually a very traditional drink in Puerto Rico during the Christmas and Holiday season. No holiday celebration is ever complete without coquito! And now you know why — it is delish! While in Puerto Rico they will actually grate and milk the coconut, this is easier and tastes just as yummy. We use Coco Lopez cream of coconut instead of regular coconut milk. Oh, and of course Puerto Rican rum! 🙂

    1. Yum! Sounds great the traditional way, too, but I am all about the shortcuts! 😉

  25. Julie Wood says:

    I have not heard of this drink, but I really want to try it. It is nice that it can be with or without alcohol. I like Hot Buttered Rum in the Winter. It tastes so delicious! I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing,

  26. I’ve never heard of this, but it sounds good. I think it might also go well with Irish creme.

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