Horchata and Coquito are both absolutely delicious beverages. One is coconut based and the other uses various ingredients such as rice flour or almonds. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite versions of each drink. These drinks are traditional across Latin America including Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and many more.
Horchata And Coquito Drinks
As I mentioned earlier, there are several varieties of Horchata beverages. You can find Horchata made with various seeds, nuts, and grain such as almonds, sesame seeds, rice/rice flour, tiger nuts, barley, and melon seeds. The recipe I make uses the rice flour.
- 4 Cups Whole Milk
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- ½ Cup Rice Flour – I grind my own.
- 1- 14 Ounce Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- Ice Cubes
In a medium saucepan over medium heat bring the milk and the whole cinnamon stick to a low simmer. Remove from the heat and pour it into a bowl. I prefer to use glass.
Whisk in the condensed milk, rice flour, and vanilla. Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes allowing it to completely cool.
Once the mixture is cooled, use a cheese cloth to strain and separate the drink from the flour.
If you want to make “adult beverages” you can add ½ of a cup of Spiced Rum and stir. Pour over ice and enjoy.
I grew up drinking Coquito, when I was young I called it Puerto Rican egg nog because we drank it around the winter holidays. This coconut drink is incredible!
- 28 Ounce Can of Coconut Cream OR Milk
- 1- 14 Ounce Can Condensed Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Eggs or 3 Egg Yolk
- Cinnamon To Taste
- Ice Cubes
Add all of the ingredients to your blender including the ice and blend into an icy drink. This drink can also be made into an adult beverage by adding some Spiced Rum. This drink is delicious, if you don’t believe me, try it out yourself at your next get together and let the critics decide. If the drink is too thick for you, you can add a little whole milk to it. Children love the creamy texture and coconut flavor.
Will you give these two drinks a try? Let us know in the comment section below!