Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well! I know I sort of took a long break. Things have been very busy and hectic for me. I went to the doctor a couple of times and I’m moving. Me and my family celebrated my son’s 12th birthday today. I don’t know where exactly the time goes! I still remember when I took him home from the hospital like it was a few days ago.
Today I was featured as a guest columnist in What’s Up Weekly. This was a first for me so I was very excited about it. My editor asked me to write about homemade Christmas gift ideas. In case you’re still looking for a gift for a special someone, you can check out my column here. One of my favorite gift ideas was making coquito or Puerto Rican eggnog. I have yet to try it but I really want to. A friend of mine gave me her recipe so I wanted to share it with you.
Coquito (Puerto Rican eggnog)
• 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
• 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed
• 2 cups cream of coconut
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 1/2 cup white rum
• Cinnamon sticks for garnish
• Blender, glass pitcher or bottle
Mix ingredients in blender until well mixed. Pour into a small glass or jar and garnish with cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. It can be served on the rocks if desired. More rum can be added, but the eggnog also tastes good without the alcohol for those under 21. Keep the drink covered in the fridge. Refrigerate for one hour and shake before serving.
Do you have any homemade gift ideas to share? Please feel free to leave them in the comments. Have a great day, everyone! I have a couple of upcoming guest posts, etc. in the next few days.
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