Boosted Coquito

  • Author: Mandy Pagano
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 9 servings
  • Category: Beverages, Holidays, Alcohol
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican


A ketofied update on this festive Puerto Rican classic.


  • 1 1/2 c (12 fl oz/ 355 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 (13.5 fl oz/ 399 ml) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 (13.66 fl oz/ 404 ml) can unsweetened coconut cream
  • 1 c (8 fl oz/ 237 ml) white rum
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (approx. 1 oz/ 28 g) ¬†Swerve or granulated erythritol
  • 5-10 drops vanilla flavored liquid stevia, if desired

Boost your coquito by adding:

  • 3 scoops Ballistic Keto caramel flavored MCT powder, OR plain¬†MCT powder + 1/2-1 tsp, to taste, caramel extract


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. About 30 seconds to a minute.
  2. Taste it, and if its not sweet enough add a few drops liquid stevia, as desired, and pulse a few times to incorporate.
  3. Pour into a half gallon container and store in the fridge. This will keep for some time, as the alcohol acts as a preservative. When ready to serve, give the jug a little shake to break up any coconut fat that may have risen to the top (this is normal).


Per 1/2 c (4 fl oz/ 30 ml) : 297 cal, 2.3 g protein, 30.9 g fat, 10.7 g carbs, 0.4 g fiber 6.3 g sugar alcohol, 4 g NET carbs

MCT powder adds 1/3 g carb per serving.

On Coconut Milk and Cream:
Most canned coconut liquid products contain a stabilizer/emulsifier called guar gum, which is a keto-friendly fiber powder. This basically helps the whole thing stay together longer, meaning it doesn’t separate as easily. This is the type I regularly use and is what I recommend for this recipe.

If you prefer a higher-end canned coconut milk or cream (like the ones from Trader Joe’s for example), it may not contain this ingredient. If that is the case, it would be a good idea to add 1/8 tsp guar gum to the blender when you mix. This will help the mixture stay together. Otherwise, it may separate a little, and you may need to shake it a lot more to reincorporate the ingredients before pouring.

A big, “Thank you!” to Jessica Karelas-Perez for trying the Coquito out with guar-less coconut products.


  • Serving Size: 4 fl oz/ 30 ml

Keywords: Eggnog, coquito, holidays