How to Make Low Calorie Coquito?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc.
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Did you know that the average coquito recipe can pack a whopping 500 calories per serving? 😲

But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

I’m going to share with you my favorite low-calorie coquito recipe that tastes just as delicious as the original, but with a fraction of the calories.

Trust me; you’re going to love it! πŸ€—

So, let’s get started.

First things first, you’ll need to gather your ingredients.

For this lighter version, we’ll swap out a few traditional ingredients for healthier alternatives.

You’ll need:

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) of light coconut milk πŸ₯₯
  • 1 Β½ cups of unsweetened almond milk 🌰
  • β…“ cup of granulated Stevia or your preferred sugar substitute 🍬
  • Β½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon πŸ‚
  • ΒΌ teaspoon of ground nutmeg 🌰
  • β…› teaspoon of ground cloves 🌼
  • Β½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract 🌱
  • Β½ cup of white rum (optional, but hey, it’s a celebration!) πŸ₯ƒ

Alright, now that we’ve got everything we need, let’s make some coquito magic! πŸŽ‰

  • In a blender or large mixing bowl, combine the light coconut milk, almond milk, and granulated Stevia (or your sugar substitute).
  • Blend or whisk until smooth and creamy. πŸ˜‹
  • Add in the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla extract. Give it another blend or whisk to ensure everything is well combined. πŸŒ€
  • Now, here’s where the party starts – if you’re using rum, pour it in! Give the mixture a final blend or stir to make sure everything is mixed well. 🍹
  • Pour your coquito mixture into a pitcher or airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until chilled. This lets the flavors meld together and gives your coquito a richer taste. 😌
  • Once your coquito is chilled, give it a gentle stir, and serve it in your favorite festive glassware.
  • Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top, and voilΓ  – a guilt-free, low-calorie coquito that’ll impress your friends and family! πŸ₯‚

This recipe serves about six people, and each serving has around 150 calories (without rum) or 200 calories (with rum). That’s a huge calorie saving compared to the traditional recipe! 😍

I hope you enjoy this healthier twist on a classic holiday favorite.

I love sipping on this lighter coquito while spending time with loved ones during the festive season. πŸŽ„

Now, I have a question for you: what’s your favorite low-calorie holiday drink? Let’s swap recipes and ideas in the comments below! πŸ“£

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Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury is a weight loss coach with 3+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from The Burdwan University, India. He also completed the "Lose Weight and Keep It Off" certificate course from Harvard Medical School, US. Abdur believes in the power of home-cooked meals and weight training to stay healthy and fit.

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