Creamy Eggnog Coffee Recipe: A Festive Delight

As the holiday season approaches, nothing can beat a warm cup of eggnog coffee. This unique and delicious coffee recipe combines the rich and creamy flavor of traditional eggnog with bold and robust flavors of freshly brewed coffee. With this recipe, you can enjoy the festive taste of eggnog without the alcohol content.

If you’re like me, you’re probably already excited about cozying up on your couch, wood fire burning, with a good movie playing, and a hot beverage in your hand. You may have tried various drinks to enjoy such as hot chocolate or apple cider but let me tell you that homemade eggnog coffee is on another level. I can already taste the warmth of the drink spreading from my mouth to my stomach. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you will want to make it over and over again. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started with this delicious eggnog coffee recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Eggnog Coffee (Non-Alcoholic)
Eggnog Coffee (Non-Alcoholic)

Are you craving a warm and festive drink to enjoy this holiday season, but want to skip the alcohol? Look no further than this eggnog coffee recipe! Not only is it non-alcoholic, but it’s also incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious.

You’ll love this recipe because it’s a unique twist on classic eggnog that incorporates your love for coffee. The combination of eggnog and hot coffee is truly a match made in heaven – the creamy and rich taste of eggnog perfectly complements the bold flavor of a good cup of coffee.

Not only does this recipe taste amazing, but it’s also customizable to fit your preferences. You can adjust the amount of sugar or nutmeg used to make it sweeter or spicier, or you can even substitute some ingredients like almond milk instead of whole milk to make it lighter.

This recipe is perfect for holiday gatherings, cozy nights in, or just as a special treat for yourself. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can whip up a homemade and festive beverage that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied.

So why settle for plain coffee when you can elevate your morning routine with this delicious eggnog coffee recipe? Trust me, once you try it, you won’t want to go back to your regular cup of joe.

Ingredient List

 Warm up your soul with our delicious Eggnog Coffee! โ˜•
Warm up your soul with our delicious Eggnog Coffee! โ˜•

Ingredient List

To make this delicious eggnog coffee recipe, you will need:

  • 1/4 cup of ground coffee
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 cups of whole milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups of eggnog. You can use store-bought eggnog or make homemade eggnog using the following ingredients:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar

Optional topping:
– Whipped cream
– Ground cinnamon and nutmeg

The Recipe How-To

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Take a sip of this holiday indulgence ๐ŸŽ

Brewing the Perfect Eggnog Coffee

Now it’s time to bring everything together into a festive and flavorful coffee. Here’s how to make the perfect Eggnog Coffee:

Step 1: Brew the Coffee

Start by brewing 1-2 cups of strong dark roast ground coffee in your coffee maker. You can use any type of ground coffee you prefer, but a dark roast will pair best with the spices and sweetness of the eggnog.

Step 2: Add Vanilla Extract and Nutmeg

While your coffee is brewing, stir in 1 tsp of vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg into the 2 cups of store-bought or homemade eggnog. This will infuse the eggnog with warm flavors of spice and vanilla.

Step 3: Heat Up the Eggnog-Warm Milk Mixture

Over medium heat, warm the eggnog-milk mixture in a saucepan until it starts to steam, but do not let it boil. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.

Step 4: Add The Egg Yolk-Sugar Spice Mixture

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 2 egg yolks with 2 tbsp of granulated sugar until well-combined. Then, whisk in about 1/3 cup of the hot eggnog mixture to temper the eggs. Slowly pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan of warmed eggnog-milk while continuing to stir constantly. Cook for another two minutes, stirring constantly until egg mixture thickens just enough to coat back of spoon.

Step 5: Combine and Serve

Slowly pour hot coffee into the spiced and sweetened eggnog milk, whisking gently as it gets incorporated , you should get about 2-3 cups. Pour the mixture into a large coffee mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg.Enjoy your delicious homemade eggnog latte!

Substitutions and Variations

 One taste and you'll know why it's called the most wonderful time of the year ๐ŸŽ„
One taste and you’ll know why it’s called the most wonderful time of the year ๐ŸŽ„

I understand that not everyone has the same ingredients or taste preferences. That’s why I want to share with you some substitutions and variations that you can make to this eggnog coffee recipe.

Firstly, if you prefer a dairy-free option, you can substitute whole milk for unsweetened almond milk. The flavor may not be as rich, but it will still be delightful.

If you’re looking to add an alcoholic spin to your eggnog coffee, replace 1 cup of the eggnog with rum or any other spirit of your choice.

For those that want a slightly darker roast, try using dark roast coffee instead of medium roast- it will intensify the coffee flavor in the drink.

If you’re looking to add more spice to your coffee, you can increase the amount of ground nutmeg or cinnamon. You can also choose to sprinkle additional nutmeg as a garnish on top of whipped cream.

For those who are avoiding sugar, feel free to try using sugar substitutes such as honey or maple syrup instead of granulated sugar.

Finally, if you have leftover homemade eggnog from another recipe, definitely use it! Cooked eggnog is also an excellent substitute for store-bought.

Remember that these variations are entirely optional and just suggestions to make this homemade delicious eggnog coffee more unique and personal to your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect blend of coffee, eggnog and seasonal spices ๐Ÿ‚
The perfect blend of coffee, eggnog and seasonal spices ๐Ÿ‚

Looking for the perfect drink to serve during the holiday season? Look no further than this delicious eggnog coffee recipe. The warm and cozy flavors of this coffee drink make it the perfect pairing for a variety of sweet treats, such as Christmas cookies or a freshly baked pie.

When serving this delightful beverage, be sure to top with whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on top for added flavor and a touch of elegance. This eggnog coffee can also be served cold over ice for an iced version that is as refreshing as it is delicious.

If you’re looking for the perfect pairing for your holiday brunch, this recipe can certainly fit the bill. Serve alongside a hearty breakfast casserole, such as a frittata or quiche, for a meal that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. Whether enjoyed in a cozy mug by the fireplace or at the brunch table with family and friends, this eggnog coffee is sure to be a hit all season long.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

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Weโ€™ve brewed the perfect combination of winter flavors in every cup โ„๏ธ

Once you’ve made your homemade Eggnog Coffee, you may be wondering whether it’s possible to make it in advance, and if so, how long can you store it for. The good news is that this recipe can easily be made ahead, stored in the fridge or freezer, and reheated as needed.

To make Eggnog Coffee ahead of time, simply follow the recipe as instructed, allow it to cool down completely, and then transfer it to an airtight container. If you’re planning on storing the coffee for more than a day, we recommend dividing the mixture into smaller portions to speed up the reheating process and avoid waste.

When it comes to storing Eggnog Coffee, you can keep it refrigerated for up to 3-4 days without any issue. However, if you want to store it for longer than that period, just place it in an airtight container and freeze it. It will stay fresh for up to 1 month in the freezer.

To reheat Eggnog Coffee, make sure to stir well before gently warming it up over medium heat until it reaches your desired temperature. You can also use a microwave-safe container and heat it up in 30-second intervals until heated through.

While reheating the Eggnog Coffee is perfectly fine, we recommend not letting it boil or overheat in the process. Doing so would cause the egg yolks to curdle or scramble resulting in an unappealing texture and flavor.

So donโ€™t hesitate to make a big batch of this delicious coffee eggnog beforehand and store it conveniently until that sweet craving hits your taste buds.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Cozy up by the fire with our Eggnog Coffee ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Cozy up by the fire with our Eggnog Coffee ๐Ÿ”ฅ

To make an outstanding eggnog coffee, you need to pay close attention to the details. Here are some tips that can help you achieve perfect results:

First and foremost, use high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. The quality of your eggnog and coffee greatly influences the taste of your final product. Select fresh eggs for making homemade eggnog, or opt for a store-bought version that has minimal additives.

The nutmeg is important in this recipe, providing the distinguished flavor of a classic holiday eggnog; freshly ground nutmeg offers remarkable flavor compared to pre-ground ones. Also, make sure you add the nutmeg in small increments so as not to overpower the other flavors.

When making hot coffee, choose dark roast coffee as it is full-bodied and pairs well with the spices in the eggnog. Use a coffee maker if you have one to brew your coffee.

To ensure that your eggnog is smooth and creamy while adding a slight thickness to your final product, bring your milk or almond milk mixture with added sugar mixture to medium heat before mixing it with youreggs; keep stirring constantly while cooking, taking care not to scramble the eggs.

To get a foamy texture for your eggnog coffee topping, use heavy cream rather than whipped topping right before frothing up the mixture.Arrange simple latte art toppings by adding ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top of whipped cream,the coffee variant that makes it more appealing to those who love latte art.

One friendly reminder when serving is that homemade eggnog is best when consumed at once because it can spoil quickly; we advise serving it in mugs and enjoying it steaming hot with some shortbread or cookies on the side.

By following these tips, You should be able make this delicious non-alcoholic eggnog coffee recipes smoothly any time of year.


Before wrapping up this recipe guide, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions. These inquiries are essential for preparing the perfect eggnog coffee that will satisfy the taste buds and warm the souls of all who enjoy it. Let’s dive into these essential queries and gain a better understanding of how to make an exquisite eggnog coffee with ease.

Can I put eggnog in my coffee?

If you’re interested in adding some richness to your coffee or tea, store-bought eggnogs are pretty much good to go! Personally, I prefer using richer varieties like Southern Comfort Traditional Egg Nog, which has a thicker consistency similar to heavy cream. But if you want to go the extra mile, crafting your own homemade eggnog is an option too!

What is non-alcoholic eggnog made of?

To make this creamy and festive beverage, you will need egg yolks, heavy cream, milk, sugar, spices, vanilla extract, and the optional Lyre’s American Malt for an extra flavorful kick.

What can I use instead of rum in egg nog?

Looking for ways to complement your eggnog? Don’t limit yourself to just rum! Whiskey and bourbon are excellent choices that blend perfectly with the delicate spiciness of this classic holiday drink. As they boast a similar flavor profile, it’s no surprise that these spirits are a perfect pairing for vanilla and spiceโ€”these aromas are the ultimate flavor duo this holiday season. So why not mix things up this year by adding a dash of whiskey or bourbon to your favorite eggnog recipe?

What’s the difference between eggnog and egg flip?

As U.S. bar guides evolved, they began to differentiate between egg nog and flip cocktails based on their ingredients. While both contain spirits, sugar, and spice, the presence of cream distinguishes egg nog from flip.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a festive and delicious coffee recipe, eggnog coffee is the perfect choice for this holiday season. This non-alcoholic recipe is easy to make and requires simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store. Whether you prefer a hot or cold beverage, this eggnog coffee recipe can be enjoyed in different ways to satisfy your taste buds.

So why not surprise your friends and family with a homemade eggnog coffee? It’s the perfect holiday drink that will warm their hearts and bring smiles to their faces. With this recipe, you’ll get the best of both worlds – the rich flavor of eggnog with the energizing boost of caffeine.

Remember to follow the tips and suggestions provided to make sure you achieve perfect results. You can also experiment with different variations and substitutions to create your own unique version of this delicious coffee recipe.

Overall, eggnog coffee is a great way to start your day or enjoy as an afternoon treat. With its sweet and creamy flavor, it will definitely become one of your favorite holiday beverages. So grab your coffee maker and get brewing โ€“ make yourself a cup of homemade deliciousness today!

Eggnog Coffee (Non-Alcoholic)

Eggnog Coffee (Non-Alcoholic) Recipe

A great way to use that eggnog! Don't ya just love the holidays?
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 100.3 kcal


  • 1/4 cup ground coffee (I use decaf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog, warmed
  • 1/2 cup thawed whipped topping


  • Place coffee in filter in brew basket of coffee maker; sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Place sugar in empty pot of coffee maker.
  • Add 2-1/2 cups cold water to coffee maker; brew.
  • When brewing is complete, stir in eggnog.
  • Pour into 4 cups.
  • Serve immediately, topped with dollops of the whipped topping.
  • Sprinkle lightly with additional nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 77gCalories: 100.3kcalCarbohydrates: 12.4gProtein: 3.1gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 43.2mgSodium: 44.1mgSugar: 12.3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Christmas, Easy, European
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