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Low Carb Dairy Free Eggnog With Coconut Milk

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Looking for a dairy free, egg free, low carb eggnog recipe? This Puerto Rican eggnog recipe -aka Coquito- is made with coconut milk and tastes so good you’ll want a second! It’s the dairy free, egg free eggnog treat you’ve been looking for.

If you are looking to add a tropical feel to your holiday season, try making a batch of Puerto Rican eggnog for a delicious drink that will please any coconut lover and, in my opinion, any eggnog lover…and it’s dairy free, egg free, and so easy to make.

Coquito “eggnog” is a creamy, coconut flavored holiday drink that’s perfect for parties or a relaxing evening at home. You get the eggnog without the egg and this is sure to be a hit among all the coconut lovers!

You can make this with white rum or without for an alcohol free eggnog you can share with the whole family!

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The Best Dairy Free Eggnog: Coquito

I love eggnog. Like truly love eggnog. But I don’t like the idea of making it with eggs.

Call me weird, but the idea just creeps me out. Anyone else with me?

This is where Coquito “eggnog” comes in. You get a similar flavor and consistency without the egg base, which is a win/win in my book! Coquito originated in Puerto Rico and is often called Puerto Rican eggnog as a result.

Is it actually eggnog? No, because it doesn’t contain eggs.

BUT it is a great eggnog substitute for those that 1) don’t want egg and/or 2) want to try something new and fun!

What is the Difference Between Coquito and Eggnog?

Coquito, which means “little coconut,” has a coconut base.

Eggnog has an egg base.

Both can be made into alcohol and non alcohol drinks and have similar consistencies. That’s all, my friend. That’s all.

Do I Have to Use Rum In My Puerto Rican Eggnog?

No, you really don’t!

Coquito is made with rum for a creamy adult drink, but can be made without for a family-friendly version. So, go ahead and make one batch for you and one for the kiddos!

Brandy and bourbon are other alcohol alternatives.

Ingredients In Creamy Eggnog With Coconut Milk

How to Make Easy Dairy Free Eggnog

Add cream of coconut, coconut milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, white rum, and cinnamon to your favorite blender.

Blend until everything is combined and very creamy. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight.

Serve cool and garnish with optional toppings.

ingredients for dairy free eggnog in the blender

How to Store Eggnog With Coconut Milk Before Serving

While your dairy free eggnog needs at least 4 course to chill, it’s also easy to make up a day or two ahead of time and have it at the ready for your next event or holiday.

You will definitely want to store this in the refrigerator in an airtight container to keep it fresh, and it’s best used within a few days. If it starts to separate, just give it a good shake before serving and you’re good to go!

cup of dairy free eggnog with coconut milk
Yield: 7 cups

Puerto Rican Eggnog

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 4 minutes

Coquito (aka Puerto Rican eggnog) is an egg free, dairy free eggnog made with coconut milk. This creamy, coconut flavored holiday drink gives you the eggnog without the egg and this is sure to be a hit among all the coconut lovers!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • (optional toppings) cinnamon, nutmeg or a cinnamon stick

Instructions

    Add cream of coconut, coconut milk, evaporated milk (or your dairy free alternative or reduced nut milk or coconut milk), sweetened condensed milk (see blog post for dairy free alternative), white rum and cinnamon to a blender.


    Blend until everything is combined and very creamy.


    Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight.


    Serve cool and garnish with optional toppings.

Notes

Please see the blog post above for dairy free alternatives for sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk!

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