You know that scene in the movie “Envy” with Jack Black where they announce at dinner that ‘Flan’ will be served. suddenly everyone gets real excited like Flan is just the best thing in the world! Well, if you don’t know that scene, run to the nearest video store and get a copy. It’s hi-larious!
Anyway, the reaction in that scene is what you’ll get everytime you make Coquito, Puerto Rico’s answer to the American Eggnog. Think Eggnog by the beach on a hot sunny day. That’s how yummy this drink is.
I first discovered this drink about 2 years ago when The Man brought it home from a weekend with his Capoeira buddies. I had a taste and just had to make it! Alas, in my old age, I’ve grown to become somewhat lactose intolerant, but this drink is not as dairy intensive as its American counterpart. Warning: it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s very sweet, and possibly very fattening, but it’s a wonderful once a year induldgence. Here’s my recipe
1 Can Coconut Milk (I use Goya)
1 Can Coconut Cream (the sweetened kind, I use Goya)
1 small can sweetened condensed Milk
6 oz Rum (Preferably Coconut Flavored)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
makes approximately 46oz
Combine all ingredients in your blender cup and blend until smooth. Chill in the fridge for about an hour. It will thicken slightly, just mix with your whisk. It will be thick but smooth.