5 Dairy-Free Coquito Recipes That Taste Even Better Than the Original


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Dairy-free coquito HipLatina

For many Latinos, the holidays aren’t quite the same without a good glass — or three — of coquito. But let’s face it, coquito isn’t exactly the healthiest beverage. The fat, dairy, and sugar in the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk aren’t things our diabetic, lactose intolerant and high cholesterol- suffering relatives should be having — even if it’s just a few days. What a lot of people don’t know is that the original coquito wasn’t actually made with sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk — those things were added years later. The original coquito Puerto Ricans were drinking on the island 50 years or so ago contained fresh coconut milk—like straight from the coconut—sugarcane and rum. If you think about it that way, then it makes sense to say that the original coquito was technically dairy-free. Here are a few healthy and dairy-free coquito recipes to try this holiday season that EVERYONE in your family can actually enjoy!

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