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Vegan coquito recipe

Vegan Coquito Recipe from Puerto Rico

Melissa E. Nieves, LND, RD, MPH
Thick, sweet and rich coquito, made with only plant based ingredients! Perfect for your next festive event, or even as a great homemade gift.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 5 cups


  • 1 15 oz can of coconut cream
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated coconut milk
  • 1 11.3 oz can of sweetened condensed coconut milk*
  • 1 cup white rum optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend at a high speed until completely combined (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. You can also pour it into decorative bottles to give as gifts. ¡Salud!


*To make your own coconut condensed milk: Combine 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk and 1/4 cup of sugar in a small heavy bottomed saucepan under medium high heat. Once it reaches a rapid boil, reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking for 45-50 minutes, or until mixture is thick and caramelized. Cool before mixing with the rest of the coquito ingredients. Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
Keyword Coquito recipe, Holiday Drink, Vegan coquito recipe, Vegan Recipe