I don’t know about you, but I love eggnog. And in Puerto Rico, that’s not hard to find! We have so many different ways of making it here, and they’re all delicious in their own special way.
Puerto Rican eggnog is usually made with the milk of a cow, goat, or sheep. Some people add spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s usually served cold with whipped cream on top, but sometimes it’s also served warm for a nice winter warmer. It’s traditionally made using egg yolks and sugar, but I really love the way my friend Lenny makes hers: she uses a mixture of half whole eggs and half egg whites. Based on how you make it – whether you use whole eggs or half whites – you can add different things to give your eggnog a little more flavor!
The first, is of course, a bit of vanilla extract. But you can also add some cinnamon for flavor. Sometimes I like to add a little nutmeg too, but it’s not as much because the eggnog tastes so good already! You can also add some rum! A little bit of anything you want to be honest; it all depends on your tastes.
What is Puerto Rican eggnog?
Puerto Rican eggnog is a sweet, delicious drink that tastes so good in the winter time. You can make it warm or cold, but the traditional way is to serve it cold in the holidays! It’s usually made with milk, but you can also use soy milk too if you’re not a big fan of cows’ milk. It’s typically made with eggs and sugar or some type of sweetener to give it that yummy taste. Sometimes people will add spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for an extra kick.
What is Puerto Rican eggnog made of?
The Puerto Rican eggnog that you’re going to make is made with milk and sugar. Some people like to add egg yolks, while other people prefer to use the whites of the eggs. In my opinion, I think it’s best when you mix them, so you get the flavor from both! As for the milk – it’s usually made with cows’ milk. But you can make it with soy milk too, or any kind of milk that you want. You can use half-and-half, heavy cream or whole milk to make the drink. What I used in the video is whole milk, but feel free to use whatever kind of milk you’d like!
Also, I used a little bit of vanilla extract and cinnamon.
A Simple Puerto Rico Eggnog Recipe
1 cup of whole milk (or soy milk)
1 cup of sugar (if you want it sweet, use 2 cups of sugar) Or Splenda, Sweet N Low or whatever you want to use for a low calorie recipe)
3 eggs, mixed with 1 cup of water and a little cinnamon or extract. You can also add a little bit of nutmeg, or rum if your kids like it.
How to make Puerto Rico Eggnog:
In a large bowl, mix together the milk and sugar. Then add the eggs. Mix well and let it sit for a few minutes so the eggs can start absorbing the milk.
Now you need to warm up your milk in a pan over medium heat until it’s boiling. Stirring occasionally, if necessary.
Once it starts to boil, remove from the heat – but continue stirring a little bit to make sure that it doesn’t burn.
Now that your milk is warm, you can pour it into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes. Make sure that your blender is securely placed on top of the bowl or container, so if it overflows it won’t make a huge mess everywhere! Pour the blended eggnog back into the pan.
Add cinnamon or a hint of vanilla extract, if you like. Not too much though. And then add your sweetener (if using) – I used Splenda, but you can also use sugar. You can either use the granulated form or the liquid form for a low calorie recipe too – but I prefer the granulated form because it’s easier to control when you add it to the recipe. Now mix it all up!
Let it cool for about 15 minutes before serving. If you’re going to serve it cold, you can let it sit for a few hours before you serve it. It just tastes better warmed up!
Enjoy your Puerto Rico Eggnog with whipped cream on top! It’s delicious! You should probably make a big pitcher so you can get the family or guests to help themselves too.
How to Serve Puerto Rico Eggnog:
To make it warm, you can put it in a saucepan, heat it up and then pour into mason jars. Or if you’re making a big pitcher, you can heat it up and then pour into mason jars! You can also drink it with a straw too! But I wouldn’t recommend that. . . .
You can eat it cold, but it really is so yummy when warm.
How to Make Puerto Rican Eggnog in a Blender
If you don’t have a blender, you can make your eggnog the traditional way: Pour the mixture into a large bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and put it in the refrigerator. Whisking it every now and then to make sure that nothing sticks to the bottom of the bowl. You have to keep whisking it until it gets frothy. Once you get it to the right consistency, strain it through a strainer or colander to make sure that there are no chunks.
What’s the difference between eggnog and coquito?
Eggnog and Coquito are two closely related traditional drinks that are commonly made in Puerto Rico. Eggnog is usually made with milk, while coquito is usually made with water. This can help you to differentiate between the two.
How long does coquito last?
These two drinks usually last for about two weeks in the refrigerator. As long as you seal them in a jar, they should be fine.
How to make coquito?
Eggnog and Coquito are closely related traditional drinks that are popular in Puerto Rico and some parts of the Caribbean. Just like eggnog, there are a few variations of this drink depending on which town you’re from. Some people make it with milk, others use water and others use both milk and water. Some add cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and other spices. Some people even add coconuts and rum. And of course there’s the traditional Puerto Rican coquito recipe that utilizes all of the above ingredients.
But no matter what you do to make it, this Puerto Rican drink is plentiful during celebrations and holidays in the island of enchantment.
But it’s not coquito season yet.