Delicious Coffee Eggnog Punch for Holiday Celebrations

Welcome, coffee and eggnog lovers! Are you looking for a delicious new way to enjoy your love for coffee and eggnog together? Look no further than my coffee eggnog punch recipe, which combines the flavors of brewed coffee and creamy eggnog with a warm and festive blend of spices.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by serving a cup of this scrumptious eggnog punch recipe to your family and friends? The rich, smooth texture of this drink makes it perfect to serve as an after-dinner treat or as a cozy weekend beverage.

My recipe uses quality ingredients like light brown sugar, fresh eggs, and instant coffee granules – every sip is sure to taste divine. This recipe is also highly versatile, allowing you to swap ingredients or tailor quantities to complement your personal preferences.

So why wait? Try my tried-and-true coffee eggnog punch recipe today – the perfect addition to any gathering or celebration.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Eggnog Punch
Coffee Eggnog Punch

Let me tell you why you’ll absolutely love this coffee eggnog punch recipe.

Firstly, it combines two of the most loved holiday flavors – coffee and eggnog – into a single drink. It’s like enjoying the best of both worlds in one sip.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can add your favorite spirits such as rum, Cognac, Kahlua or even vodka to make it a boozy delight for adult parties or simply enjoy it on its own as a delicious non-alcoholic beverage for all ages.

Thirdly, it’s an easy recipe to make and can be ready in just 10 minutes if you have all the ingredients on hand. This makes it a perfect last-minute addition to any holiday gathering or party.

Fourthly, the coffee ice cream adds creaminess and richness to the punch and adds a new texture that’s not typically found in traditional eggnog recipes.

Lastly, this recipe pairs beautifully with holiday desserts such as pumpkin pie or apple crisp, making it the perfect finishing touch to your festive feast.

In summary, with its blend of coffee and eggnog flavors, versatility, ease of preparation, unique textures, and ideal pairing options, the coffee eggnog punch recipe is an absolute must-try for any coffee or eggnog lover.

Ingredient List

 Get in the holiday spirit with this festive coffee eggnog punch!
Get in the holiday spirit with this festive coffee eggnog punch!

Ingredients 1

  • 2 cups of brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 quarts of eggnog, chilled
  • 1/4 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 eggs, separated
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Ingredients 2

  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream for garnish


If you like, you can add some alcohol, such as Bourbon, Spiced Rum or Vodka. You can also use Kahlua, Coffee Liqueur or rum/Cognac to turn it into an alcoholic eggnog punch.

The Recipe How-To

 Spice up your regular eggnog with a splash of coffee for an extra kick.
Spice up your regular eggnog with a splash of coffee for an extra kick.

Brew 2 cups of your favorite coffee and allow to cool to room temperature. In a punch bowl, whisk together 2 quarts of eggnog, 4 cups of coffee ice cream, 1 cup of light brown sugar (packed), 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Next, stir in the brewed coffee until everything is combined. At this point, you have two options: for an alcohol-free version, stop here and serve your delicious coffee eggnog punch over ice. For an extra kick, add 1 cup of Bourbon or Spiced Rum to the mix.

To elevate the presentation, scoop a generous amount of whipped cream on top and sprinkle with some cinnamon or nutmeg. If you’re feeling fancy or catering to adult guests, you can also float some Kahlua or Cognac on top for a sophisticated twist. And there you have it – the perfect crowd-pleasing punch that will keep everyone happy and warm throughout the season!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for holiday parties or a cozy night in by the fireplace.
Perfect for holiday parties or a cozy night in by the fireplace.

Looking to mix things up with this coffee eggnog punch recipe? Here are a few substitutions and variations to try out!

– Add Different Liquors: While Bourbon is the traditional liquor used in eggnog, you can substitute it with rum, Cognac, spiced rum, or even vodka.

– Change Up the Spices: The warmth of nutmeg and cinnamon are great flavors to add to this drink. But if you’re looking for something different, try pumpkin spice instead. It’s a great way to get that classic fall flavor in your drink.

– Use Homemade Eggnog: If you have the time and inclination, homemade eggnog can really take this drink to the next level. There are plenty of recipes online that use simple ingredients like eggs, sugar, cream, and milk.

– Make a Vietnamese Eggnog Coffee: This drink is a great twist on the classic eggnog latte. Start by making a strong cup of coffee with 1/4 cup of ground coffee and 1 cup of water. In a separate saucepan, heat up 2 cups of eggnog and 1/4 cup of light brown sugar until it’s bubbling. Add the hot coffee to the saucepan and stir well. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.

– Make an Alcoholic Coffee Punch: For a spiked version of this drink, simply add in some coffee liqueur or Irish Cream liqueur to your punch bowl before serving.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose, this coffee eggnog punch recipe is sure to impress your guests!

Serving and Pairing

 Sip on this deliciously creamy and sweet concoction with your loved ones.
Sip on this deliciously creamy and sweet concoction with your loved ones.

Now that your delicious Coffee Eggnog Punch is ready, it’s time to serve and pair it for the perfect experience. I recommend serving this punch chilled, as it enhances the flavor of the ingredients and balances the sweetness. A punch bowl is an excellent option for serving this in large gatherings or holidays.

To add more depth to the flavor profile, top it with some whipped cream or a scoop of coffee ice cream. It will also give a creamy texture to the punch that appeals to many coffee lovers. You can even sprinkle some ground nutmeg on top of each glass to balance the sweetness and create a beautiful presentation.

This recipe pairs well with cookies, muffins, or anything sweet. You can also serve it with savory snacks like chips and dips, cheeseboards or even fried foods like chicken wings.

If you are looking for some alcoholic drinks, try spiking your coffee eggnog punch with some Bourbon, Spiced Rum, Vodka, Coffee liqueur or even kahlúa. It will elevate its taste and enhance its warm aroma notes.

In conclusion, Coffee Eggnog Punch is a perfect addition to any gathering or holiday party. With its creamy texture, balanced sweetness, and warm aroma notes, it makes for a great cup of comfort on cold winter days. So invite your friends and family over and share this delicious recipe with them.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Impress your guests with this unique and flavorful twist on classic eggnog.
Impress your guests with this unique and flavorful twist on classic eggnog.

Making the Coffee Eggnog Punch ahead of time will save you time and stress when serving. The recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving.

If you want to make it a day ahead, simply prepare the recipe, cover it with plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When ready to serve, give it a good stir and pour it into a punch bowl.

If you have some leftover coffee eggnog punch, storing it properly will keep the flavors fresh for another day. Transfer any remaining punch to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When reheating the punch, use a microwave-safe container or a saucepan on low heat. The coffee eggnog punch is best served warm; do not boil it or overheat it, as it can cause curdling.

For a festive touch, top each mug with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg before serving. You can even add a scoop of coffee ice cream for added creaminess and flavor.

With these tips for make-ahead, storing, and reheating, you can enjoy this delicious Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe any time of year, whether you’re enjoying a cozy night in or hosting a holiday party with friends and family.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The combination of coffee and nutmeg makes for a rich and aromatic blend.
The combination of coffee and nutmeg makes for a rich and aromatic blend.

To ensure that your coffee eggnog punch is the highlight of your holiday party, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. Chill all ingredients before using them

Before making the coffee eggnog punch recipe, be sure to chill all ingredients for at least a few hours beforehand. This includes the eggnog, coffee, and any alcohol you plan to use. Chilling the ingredients will help create a smooth and creamy texture.

2. Use quality ingredients

Whether you are making homemade eggnog or buying it from the store, choose a high-quality brand with a rich and creamy texture. Similarly, select freshly brewed coffee that is strong enough to stand up to the other flavors in the punch.

3. Incorporate ice cream for added richness

For an indulgent touch, consider adding a scoop or two of coffee ice cream to the punch bowl. This will provide added richness and depth to the flavor profile of the cocktail.

4. Adjust sweetness to taste

The sugar in the recipe is merely a guideline – feel free to adjust according to your personal taste preferences. Keep in mind that if you plan on using alcohol in your recipe, this will add sweetness as well.

5. Experiment with substitutions and variations

Feeling adventurous? Consider experimenting with different types of alcohol or spices to give your coffee eggnog punch a unique twist. Try substituting rum for bourbon or adding pumpkin spice for a festive touch.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have an incredible coffee eggnog punch recipe that will impress everyone at your next holiday gathering!


As a barista, I understand that even the most straightforward coffee recipes can have some aspects that might cause confusion. Customers often ask me questions about how certain ingredients work or what to do if they run out of substitute ones. For this reason, I have compiled some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the answers for them. In this section, you will find the information you need to make the perfect Coffee Eggnog Punch that suits your taste preferences. So whether you are a coffee aficionado or just an eggnog lover or both, take a look at these FAQs and get ready to impress your guests with this recipe.

Is eggnog mixed with coffee good?

You would be amazed by how amazing eggnog and coffee taste combined. It’s a unique twist on seasonal flavor that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. In case you’re fond of those seasonal coffee drinks, you should definitely try my Gingerbread Latte, Iced Chai Latte, or Pumpkin Spice Latte – they won’t disappoint!

Will eggnog curdle in coffee?

When it comes to mixing alcohol with coffee, it’s important to be cautious. Adding too much alcohol to a hot cup of coffee can cause it to curdle which we definitely want to avoid. Therefore, it’s best to add a small amount of alcohol to your coffee for a delightful twist. The same rule applies to Eggnog, adding too much alcohol to it is a recipe for disaster. So, it’s better to keep it on the lighter side, and enjoy your festive drink without worrying about any curdling issues.

What alcohol goes in eggnog?

If you’re looking to spice up your eggnog this holiday season and add a little bit of alcoholic kick, there are a few options available to you. While brandy has always been the traditional choice, other spirits like dark rum and Cognac can do the job just as well. However, if you prefer a stronger drink, you may want to try adding bourbon. But keep in mind that to get the best flavor out of your eggnog, it’s recommended that you stick with rum and Cognac.

What’s in an eggnog latte?

For an exquisite mug of holiday cheer, you will need a 35 ml serving of fine espresso. Steam and whisk 100 ml of milk until it’s frothy. Next, add 150 ml of your preferred eggnog or advocaat to the mixture. To top it off, sprinkle a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon to your liking. Yielding a truly heart-warming sensation, this beverage never fails to wrap you up in the season’s coziness.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Coffee Eggnog Punch Recipe is the perfect combination of the festive and comforting flavors of eggnog and coffee. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will elevate any holiday get-together or cozy night in. With its versatile ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe, you can customize it to your liking or experiment with different variations. You can also consider serving it with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

I highly recommend trying this recipe out, especially if you’re a fan of spiced drinks like pumpkin spice latte or Vietnamese eggnog coffee. Don’t be intimidated by the long ingredient list, as you might already have most of these items in your pantry or liquor cabinet. Plus, there’s no need to worry about leftovers as this punch can be stored and reheated without losing its flavor profile.

Whether you decide to make this eggnog punch for your family, friends, or just for yourself, it’s sure to become a holiday classic in no time. So go ahead and add a splash (or two) of rum or bourbon and enjoy a glass (or two) of this delicious Coffee Eggnog Punch Recipe!

Coffee Eggnog Punch

Coffee Eggnog Punch Recipe

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Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 697.4 kcal



  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup whiskey (optional) or 1/2 cup Bourbon (optional)
  • 1 quart coffee ice cream
  • whipped cream, freshly grated nutmeg


  • Beat together eggs and sugar.
  • Stir in milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches 145°F and holds there for 3 ½ minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight. Makes 2 qrts.
  • Combine eggnog, brown sugar, instant coffee and spices in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed with an electric mixer until sugar dissolves. Chill 15 minutes. Stir until coffee granules dissolve and stir in whiskey. Cover and chill again at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Pour into punch bowl or fill individual punch cups ½ full.
  • Top with scoops of ice cream and garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg. Tip: Serve warm over ice cream or allow ice cream to soften slightly before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 259gCalories: 697.4kcalCarbohydrates: 58.3gProtein: 14.2gFat: 46.8gSaturated Fat: 27.4gCholesterol: 358.2mgSodium: 204.4mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 52.8g
Keyword Beverages, Punch
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