Low Carb Coquito Recipe without Eggs

An authentic Coquito is similar to our egg nog but with a distinct coconut flavor.  This low carb Coquito recipe without eggs isn’t authentic but the sumptuously creamy texture and delicate coconut flavor are definitely in here.  I’ve also included a the option for a vegan coquito. This keto friendly holiday cocktail is deceptively mild – the sweet coconut flavor masks the truly strong kick of the alcohol. Drink responsibly, y’all.

For this recipe: coconut milk in a can, heavy cream (unless you’re doing the vegan version), powdered Swerve sweetener, vanilla, sugar free brown sugar cinnamon syrup, white rum, coconut vodka, cinnamon, nutmeg

A glass of creamy coquito cocktail dusted with cinnamon and garnished with a cinnamon stick. Title image for coquito recipe without eggs

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us. Two more days!

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Now that we have dodged the pitfalls of Christmas cookies, Christmas cakes, Christmas pies, and Christmas fudge we head into the final leg of our gauntlet run in the week between Christmas and New Years. You know what I’m talking about…

Cocktails.

I love this rich, creamy coquito recipe. It’s the Puerto Rican version of spiked egg nog and has a delicate coconut flavor that covers the rum too well. I say too well because this is one of those drinks that you enjoy, thinking about how easy it is to drink, until you try to stand up. Sip on one – it’s rich, it’s strong, and it had a lot of calories.

But you definitely won’t be tempted by what other people are drinking.

I think that making this coquito recipe without eggs lightens it a little bit and lets the coconut flavor really shine through.

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Coquito without Eggs or Dairy – Vegan

Although I added some heavy cream to my low carb coquito recipe it’s fairly easy to make vegan, especially since we’re leaving out the eggs, anyway. The vegan coquito has a slightly different texture but all of the flavor of my low carb version.

You’ll just follow the recipe but make these changes –

  • Substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream.
  • Add 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla instead of 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cut the powdered Swerve to 1 tablespoon rather than 2
  • Let rest in the refrigerator an extra hour or two if possible

Follow everything else just like the recipe and you’ve got a delicious vegan coquito!

Low Carb Coquito Recipe without Eggs

This low carb coquito is just right to toast the holidays! Creamy and delicious with a sweet, tropical twist! If you like this recipe please consider giving it 5 stars.

Low carb coquito without eggs in an on the rocks glass with cinnamon sticks. Ornaments int he background
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Low Carb Coquito (without eggs)

An authentic Coquito is similar to our egg nog but with a distinct coconut flavor.  This low carb Coquito recipe without eggs isn't authentic but has a sumptuously creamy texture and delicate coconut flavor. 
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 325kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk , unsweetened - the thick kind in the can not the refrigerated kind
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered Swerve
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar cinnamon syruo , sugar free
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 1 tablespoon coconut vodka
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender on high speed.
  • Pour into a cup. If your making more than one - pour into a pitcher and let rest in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
  • Dust the top with a little additional cinnamon before serving.

Notes

*Vegan version - 
You'll just follow the recipe but make these changes -
  • Substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream.
  • Add 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla instead of 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cut the powdered Swerve to 1 tablespoon rather than 2
  • Let rest in the refrigerator an extra hour or two if possible

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 124mg | Vitamin A: 8.8% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 10.4%

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Last Updated 02/08/2019

2 Responses to “Low Carb Coquito Recipe without Eggs”

  1. Curious, how many eggs would you use if you were trying to make it more authentic?

    Reply
    • If you were going to make it authentic you’d need to use sweetened condensed milk and sugar. The eggs are optional.

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