Butterscotch Eggnog Latte: The Perfect Winter Beverage

Welcome to my kitchen, my name is Charisma Star and I am a barista. Today, I’m going to show you how to make an absolutely delicious butterscotch eggnog latte recipe that beats any Starbucks latte out there! Trust me, this recipe is worth the effort and will definitely give you the Christmas feels that you’re looking for.

As we all know, eggnog lattes are super popular due to their rich, creamy and sweet flavor. This recipe elevates your usual eggnog latte by combining steamed milk, espresso and eggnog. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re adding a homemade butterscotch syrup to take it to the next level.

But hey, why make your own? Well, because it’s easy! Plus, homemade always tastes better. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, we can create our very own signature holiday latte without having to leave the comfort of our home.

So put on some festive music, grab your apron and let’s get started on making the perfect Butterscotch Eggnog Latte that will have everyone talking about this year’s Christmas party.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Butterscotch Eggnog Latte
Butterscotch Eggnog Latte

Hey, coffee lovers! Have you ever been craving a delicious and creamy eggnog latte from Starbucks, but just can’t justify spending $5 on a single drink? Well, I have great news for you! With my homemade butterscotch eggnog latte recipe, you can satisfy your cravings from the comfort of your own home.

Not only is this recipe easy to follow, but it tastes even better than the Starbucks version (yes, I said it!). The rich and creamy sweet flavor is made by combining steamed milk, espresso, and eggnog to create a drink that’s perfect for any occasion – especially during the holiday seasons.

Plus, my recipe includes a unique twist with homemade butterscotch syrup and a splash of heavy cream that takes this drink to the next level. In fact, it’s so good that you might find yourself wanting to share it only just enough so that you won’t have to keep sharing your delicious creation.

But not all lattes are equal. You deserve an exceptional experience every time. My recipe offers not just one but several reasons why it’s popular due to its rich, creamy sweet flavor made by combining steamed milk, espresso, and eggnog. It’s simply irresistible!

With simple ingredients such as instant espresso, maple syrup and hot water you can enjoy your favorite café latte in one easy recipe without breaking the bank or stressing for complicated steps.

So why don’t you try it out? You’ll love how simple and convenient the recipe is with easy-to-follow instructions. With just a few minutes of preparation time, you’ll have a piping hot eggnog latte ready in no time. Trust me when I say that you’ll never go back to buying lattes from Starbucks once you’ve tried my homemade butterscotch eggnog latte.

Ingredient List

 Rich, velvety and scrumptious!
Rich, velvety and scrumptious!

Before we start brewing this delicious Butterscotch Eggnog Latte, let’s gather our ingredients. This recipe makes 2 cups of latte and requires the following:

  • 1 cup of eggnog – use homemade eggnog or store-bought
  • 1 cup of milk – whole, almond, soy or your choice
  • 2 shots of espresso – you can also use strong coffee
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of butterscotch schnapps – for a homemade butterscotch recipe see Substitutions and Variations
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream and caramel drizzle

In case you don’t have espresso at home, you can brew some instant espresso or dark coffee granules with boiling water for a quick fix.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect treat for cold winter evenings!
The perfect treat for cold winter evenings!

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let’s proceed to make the homemade Butterscotch Eggnog Latte that is tastier and creamier than the one at Starbucks. This recipe is incredibly easy; even a beginner can master it with no issues.

Step 1: Brew Espresso Shot

Start by brewing an espresso shot in your coffee machine or using instant espresso with boiling water.

Step 2: Warm the Eggnog

In a separate saucepan, pour in 2 cups of eggnog and warm it up over medium-low heat. Do not allow the milk to reach its boiling point or risk losing some of its texture and flavor.

Step 3: Warm the Milk

On another stovetop, heat 1/2 cup milk until warm but not boiling.

Step 4: Make Butterscotch Mixture

In another small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup homemade butterscotch over medium-high heat till the two are melted together. Stir continuously while keeping an eye on the mixture to prevent burning or sticking.

Step 5: Combine Ingredients

When everything has heated up, pour butterscotch mixture into the steamed eggnog slowly while whisking until fully combined. Add espresso shot and then pour in steamed milk.

Step 6: Mix Well and Serve

Gently mix the whole mixture with a spoon, top with some whipped cream and cinnamon powder for garnish. Your homemade Butterscotch Eggnog Latte is ready to serve, enjoy!

Don’t hesitate to make any necessary adjustments based on how you like your latte- more creaminess, extra sweetness from maple syrup or caramel, or adding a shot of advocaat or hot chocolate for extra decadence. Enjoy experimenting with different combinations till you get your perfect cup of Butterscotch Eggnog Latte.

Substitutions and Variations

 This latte is a hug in a mug!
This latte is a hug in a mug!

Are you looking to switch it up a bit with your eggnog latte recipe? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

If you’re looking for a lower calorie option, try swapping out the heavy cream with almond milk or coconut milk. These dairy-free alternatives provide the same creamy texture without the added calories. Another option is to use skimmed or low-fat milk instead of whole milk.

For those who want to add a little extra kick to their espresso, try adding a shot of caramel, vanilla, or hazelnut syrup. These flavor additions are common in coffee shops and can be easily replicated at home.

If you want to make your homemade eggnog even more unique, consider adding some butterscotch schnapps or advocaat (a Dutch liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy). These spirits will give your eggnog latte an extra depth of flavor that is sure to impress.

Lastly, if you’re not an eggnog fan but still want a festive coffee drink, try swapping the eggnog with hot chocolate. Simply brew a strong cup of coffee or espresso and combine it with either homemade or store-bought hot chocolate. The result will be a rich and decadent winter treat.

Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment and remix this recipe to find what works best for you. With so many variations and substitutions available, the possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs to hit the café when you can make this divine latte at home!
Who needs to hit the café when you can make this divine latte at home!

Serving a homemade Eggnog Latte is a real treat – especially during the holiday season! The rich and creamy sweet flavor of the classic Starbucks Eggnog Latte can be enjoyed any time of day, and simply screams comfort in a cup.

Pair it with good company, and you’re set! Mugs filled to the brim with your homemade latte recipe ingredients, whip up these delicious Eggnog Lattes and indulge it in a cosy ambiance.

If you like something on the side, we highly recommend pairing the latte with some homemade butterscotch Schnapps. This indulgent pairing will complement and amplify the flavour profile of the drink. Alternatively, caramel eggnog or hot chocolate can work wonders to elevate your experience overall.

For non-alcoholic options, indulge in some cinnamon sticks or gingerbread cookies as they will make a delightful treat to crumble and dunk in the sugary goodness. Regardless of what you choose, make sure it complements perfectly with your eggnog coffee recipe.

Overall, if you’re looking for an easy eggnog latte made at home for that upcoming Christmas party or to warm up on a chilly winter’s evening – this recipe is gold.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The aroma of butterscotch and eggnog in one sip will make you feel all the Christmas vibes!
The aroma of butterscotch and eggnog in one sip will make you feel all the Christmas vibes!

This butterscotch eggnog latte is a perfect holiday drink that is easy to make in advance. To make ahead, simply brew a shot of espresso, heat up the eggnog and milk together in a pot on the stovetop, then add in the brewed espresso, maple syrup, and butterscotch schnapps. Once it’s all mixed and heated through, let it cool at room temperature and pour it into an airtight container. It can be stored in the fridge for up to two days.

When ready to serve, simply heat up on the stovetop or in the microwave until warm, then give it a good stir before pouring into your favorite mug. Top with whipped cream and drizzle some caramel sauce over it for that extra touch of sweetness.

If you have leftovers, storing the latte in an airtight container in the fridge is recommended. When reheating, simply heat up on low heat on the stovetop until warm or in the microwave for 30-second bursts. Be sure to stir occasionally to prevent any lumps from forming.

With this recipe, you can easily make a big batch ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week. Save yourself some time and impress your guests with a homemade-but-better version of Starbucks’ eggnog latte!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Give your winter day a sweet start with this indulgent recipe!
Give your winter day a sweet start with this indulgent recipe!

As a barista with years of experience, I have learned some tricks to perfect any coffee recipe. Here are my tips for making the best Butterscotch Eggnog Latte:

1. Use freshly brewed espresso: Make sure your espresso shot is freshly brewed and hot before you combine it with the other ingredients. The quality of your espresso will greatly affect the final taste of your latte.

2. Heat the milk and eggnog together: To ensure that both liquids are heated evenly and at the same time, combine them in a saucepan or steaming pitcher before heating them up. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching.

3. Froth the eggnog separately: Eggnog can be more challenging to froth than regular milk due to its creamy texture. To get that perfect froth, try frothing only the eggnog on its own using a milk frother or handheld mixer until it reaches your desired consistency.

4. Adjust sweetness levels: This recipe already has a sweet flavor due to the butterscotch and maple syrup, but if you prefer it even sweeter, feel free to add a dash of sugar or caramel syrup.

5. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce: This is optional, but adding whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce on top can elevate your latte’s presentation and taste.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a Butterscotch Eggnog Latte better than Starbucks. Give it a try and impress your friends and family this holiday season!


Now, you may have some questions regarding the Butterscotch Eggnog Latte Recipe. Don’t worry, I’m here to answer those for you! Here are some frequently asked questions and their respective answers.

What is Starbucks eggnog latte made of?

One of our popular drinks to celebrate the holiday season is the combination of our signature espresso, creamy steamed eggnog, and a sprinkle of seasonal nutmeg on top.

Why did Starbucks get rid of eggnog latte?

Despite being removed from the menu by Starbucks to simplify it, the beloved seasonal beverage made of spiced eggnog, espresso, and nutmeg – which has been cherished by fans since 1986 – is still highly sought after.

Does Starbucks have butterscotch syrup?

I recently discovered a new type of latte at Starbucks thanks to a customer’s order. It includes the addition of the delicious butterscotch sauce to give an extra dimension to the flavor.

What’s in an eggnog latte?

For this particular coffee, you’ll need to start with a shot of espresso – approximately 35ml. After that, you’ll need to get yourself 100ml of milk, which needs to be steamed and whisked until it’s frothy. Next up, add 150ml of either eggnog or advocaat. Finally, sprinkle a little bit of nutmeg and ground cinnamon on top to give it that classic flavor.

How is the eggnog latte at Starbucks?

An acclaimed beverage appreciated by many is the Eggnog Latte from Starbucks. Its delectable taste originates from a blend of espresso, steamed milk, and eggnog. The richness of this concoction is achieved through the harmonious fusion of the smooth and creamy eggnog with the bold and robust espresso.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Butterscotch Eggnog Latte is a must-try for any coffee lover out there. It’s rich, creamy, and sweet flavor is derived from the combination of steamed milk, espresso shot, and eggnog. Not to mention that it is a popular Starbucks eggnog latte recipe, now brought to you in the comfort of your own home.

This recipe can make an even better version of a Starbucks Butterscotch Eggnog Latte which adds caramel and homemade butterscotch schnapps to the mix. With the ingredient list and recipe how-to provided here, you’ll be able to make this mouth-watering beverage right at home. It’s Christmas come early with this easy eggnog latte.

Plus, this recipe provides substitutions and variations to create different tastes from the original recipe. Additionally, tips for perfect results are laid out in order to give you confidence in your skills as a barista. You can now brew espresso well, heat milk correctly or make whipped cream efficiently.

This butterscotch eggnog latte is perfect for any holiday season or even for a cozy night indoors with loved ones. Invite your friends over and impress them with your barista level skills with this one-of-a-kind eggnog latte recipe. Trust us; they’ll never go back to a plain cup of joe.

In summary, I urge you to try this delicious homemade eggnog latte recipe today! It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit or create an indulgent treat any time of year. You won’t be disappointed with its rich, creamy sweet flavor and easy preparation.

Butterscotch Eggnog Latte

Butterscotch Eggnog Latte Recipe

I have 4 chooks who lay me lovely fresh eggs so I often make recipe #185162 when I have some to use up, as it's the only way I can get little miss DD to eats eggs. A flash of inspiration this morning saw this creation born.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Holiday (Christmas)
Calories 288.3 kcal


  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 2 teaspoons butterscotch chips (or syrup if you have it)
  • 1/2 cup eggnog, steamed
  • 1/2 cup milk, steamed


  • Combine all ingredients in a mug & mix until butterscotch chips have melted & all is combined.
  • Enjoy!

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Serving: 316gCalories: 288.3kcalCarbohydrates: 27.6gProtein: 9.1gFat: 16.1gSaturated Fat: 10.2gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 143mgSugar: 15.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Australian, Beverages, Breakfast, Easy, Low Protein
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