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Dayanara Torres shares the recipe for this Puerto Rican delicacy: coquito

The Beauty Queen reveals her go-to recipe for making this very festive drink

Not only is Dayanara Torres a certified beauty queen, she is also the certified cooking queen of our hearts. From her ‘sandwichitos de mezcla’ to banana bread ‘cakes’ to delicious desserts she’s made with her ‘daughter-in-law’ Kylie Jane Marco (she’s dating her eldest son with singer Marc Anthony, Cristian), the Mira Quien Baila judge is making sure that she not only keeps her household well-fed, but her fans as well. In her latest culinary adventure, the celeb mamá-of-two shares how to make Puerto Rican coquito (think of it like a spiked eggnog that tastes like coconut), which is normally enjoyed at Christmas time in Puerto Rican households. Check out Dayanara’s simple recipe below!

Dayanara Torres’ Homemade Coquito Recipe


  • 2 cans of Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cans of Condensed Milk
  • 2 cans of Coco López (cream coconut)
  • Cinnamon powder
  • ½ liter of Puerto Rican Rum (more or less) - equivalent to a 2.11 cups of rum


  1. Prep half of the ingredients and add to a blender (one can of evaporated milk, condensed milk and Coco López). Combine and transfer to a jug/large glass bottle.
  2. Repeat step one and place in another jug/large glass bottle.
  3. Once you have completed steps one and two, add rum. Depending on your taste and the day, add more or less.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and allow to complete cool.
  5. Optional: Add cinnamon sticks to the bottle/jug.

HOLA! USA Special Note: the longer coquito sits, the more the flavors will combine and the tastier it becomes.

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