Thursday, December 24, 2009


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.


loly said...

hello, for begining Merry Xmas!
I'm french, I see your tutorial about liquid soap making on the web.
I have juste one questions, on your tutorial you neutralize the excess lye with boric acid or borax, but, in france its very difficult to find this things.
I read catherine failor book and she say that we can neutralize with citric acid, I dont find any tutorial with that method, can you give me some tips with citric acid?

Thank you so much and Happy holidays

kelly from paris

JesPlayin said...

Hi Loly,
Thanks for stopping by the blog.
I checked the Catherine Faillor book on page 51, second column about the third paragraph. She states "To neutralize just remember that each pound of finished paste (at 10% excess alkali) requires approximately 1 1/2 TBSP 20% boric OR Citric acid..." So that means you can use Citric acid in a 20% solution, or 1part citric acid, 4 parts water (take 1 tbsp of that solution per pound of soap). I don't use citric acid as borax is more readily available here in the states. I hope this helps.

loly said...

Thank you for your answer, I was lost the adress of your blog because I change of computer and I found it today only!

Can I ask you another question?
I would like to make a liquid shampoo for my black hair ( no relaxed air), I see the jojoba recipe on the book of catherine failor, did you try it? have you got a good recipe for shampoo to share with me?
thank you so much for your time