Finally, I can enjoy a vegan, healthy, fun and delicious Coquito for Christmas. Making coquito with my grandmother, sister and cousin was a always an activity that initiates the Christmas. We had always made with without rum because we were less than 18 years but the granddaughters had grown up and we are up to become 20! Last year I was transitioning to vegan so I drank the normal Puerto Rican Coquito which has milk and eggs. This year, I created my own recipe of a vegan coquito which I can enjoy while sharing with my family and it assures me a healthy and nutritious drink (even though it has alcohol; LOL)
yield: 16 oz bottle
1/2 cup soaked walnuts for at least two hours
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
1tsp cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4 cup rum (I used Don Q)
1- Rinse the soaked walnuts and blend them in the food processor with water.
2- Add the remaining ingredients and process until coquito consistency (not too runny and not too thick)
3- Transfer it to the bottle and store in the refrigerator.