This guide will help you to make a delicious and healthy keto-friendly version of the traditional Puerto Rican coquito. The ingredients used in this recipe are low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making it an ideal drink for those on a ketogenic diet.
To start, gather up all the ingredients listed below:
– 4 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
– 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
– ¼ cup of heavy cream
– ½ cup of monk fruit sweetener or another low-carb sweetener (like stevia, xylitol, or erythritol)
– ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
– 5 tablespoons of the drink you want to add (or to taste)
– Optional: Grated nutmeg for garnish
Now that you have all the ingredients ready let’s get started.
- Add coconut milk, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and heavy cream to a pot. Heat over mid-level heat for about 5 minutes until everything is combined and well mixed.
- Once heated, add the sweetener of your choice and stir until it has completely dissolved.
- Next, remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool down for 10-15 minutes or until near room temperature before stirring.
- Once cooled, pour into glasses or mugs and top with freshly grated nutmeg as garnish if desired. Serve immediately or chill beforehand for a cold refreshing treat.
Now you have a delicious and healthy keto Coquito recipe.
Tips and Tricks
– Feel free to adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sweetener as desired.
– Experiment with different types of low-carb drinks. Just make sure to adjust the amount accordingly and add it to taste.
– Use unsweetened full-fat coconut milk for a thicker consistency or light coconut milk for a lighter version.
– You can also swap out other ingredients, such as almond milk instead of coconut milk or another type of extract like almond extract instead of vanilla extract.
Enjoy your keto coquito recipe! It’s perfect for special occasions, parties, or everyday treats. With its creamy texture and sweet flavors – you won’t be able to get enough.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use other types of low-carb sweeteners?
A: You can substitute monk fruit sweeteners with low-carb sweeteners like stevia, xylitol, or erythritol. Adjust the amount to your desired sweetness level, as each type of sweetener is different in sweetness intensity and may require more or less for the same level of sweetness.
Q: How do I make a light version of this Coquito recipe?
A: To make a lighter version, replace the full-fat coconut milk with creamy coconut milk and adjust all other ingredients accordingly. You can also reduce the amount of heavy cream used if desired.
Q: Can I use almond milk instead of coconut milk?
A: You can use almond milk as a substitute for coconut milk. Adjust all other ingredients accordingly, and add the drink of your choice after the mixture has cooled down.
This keto coquito recipe is an excellent alternative to the traditional Puerto Rican Coquito. It’s low in carbs and healthy fats, making it an ideal drink for those on a ketogenic diet. With its creamy texture and sweet flavors – you won’t be able to get enough. Enjoy your keto-friendly coquito. CHEERS!!!!