How to Make Delicious Eggnog Latte at Home?

Attention coffee lovers! The holiday season is here, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a warm and comforting Eggnog Latte? If you’re a fan of the classic Eggnog but also love your cup of coffee, this recipe is the perfect blend for you.

This homemade Eggnog Latte will leave you feeling cozy and vibrant at the same time, and it’s so easy to make that you won’t have to go to Starbucks for it anymore. With warm notes of nutmeg and cinnamon mixed with hot espresso, this latte will make a delightful addition to your holiday traditions.

Plus, this recipe calls for simple ingredients that are readily available in your pantry or local store. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just want a delicious treat in the morning, this recipe is sure to impress.

So grab your cardamom, maple syrup, and let’s get started on making an Eggnog Latte that tastes even better than Starbucks’ version!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Eggnog Latte
Eggnog Latte

Are you looking for the perfect coffee to warm you up during the holiday season? Look no further than this homemade Eggnog Latte recipe!

Firstly, it uses real eggnog milk instead of simply adding eggnog syrup to regular coffee. This not only gives a more authentic and stronger flavor but also makes for a creamier texture.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly easy to make at home with only a few simple ingredients. No need to leave your house and battle long lines at expensive coffee shops like Starbucks.

Thirdly, you can easily customize this recipe based on your personal preferences. Add a little bit more maple syrup or sprinkle extra cinnamon on top to truly make it your own.

Overall, this Eggnog Latte recipe is a fantastic way to treat yourself during the holiday season without breaking the bank. So ditch the Starbucks copycat and make this delicious drink at home – trust me, you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Frothy milk and warm spices - what could be better?
Frothy milk and warm spices – what could be better?

Below is the ingredient list for Homemade Eggnog Latte. This recipe makes four servings, perfect for a cozy holiday gathering or just a morning treat.

For the Latte Recipe:

  • 2 cups of strong coffee, brewed or 2 shots of espresso coffee
  • 2 cups of eggnog
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)

For the Eggnog:

  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) of heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

Note: You can use store-bought eggnog instead of homemade eggnog. If you are short on time, use instant espresso or boiling water to make strong coffee instead.

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s move on to how to make this delicious eggnog latte!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for the ultimate holiday drink with our eggnog latte recipe.
Get ready for the ultimate holiday drink with our eggnog latte recipe.

Now that we have our ingredients, let’s dive into making the perfect eggnog latte. This recipe makes a great festive drink for Christmas Day or a cold winter morning.

Step 1: Brew your espresso strong

First, take your espresso machine and brew 2 shots of espresso for a strong coffee flavor, but if you don’t have an espresso machine, just brew some strong coffee with 2 tablespoons of instant coffee or espresso powder with boiling water.

Step 2: Combine eggnog and milk together

In a small saucepan, combine ⅔ cup eggnog and 1/3 cup milk over medium heat. Steaming the mixture until it’s hot but not boiling.

Step 3: Mix in espresso and maple syrup

Next, add in your shot of espresso (or substitute with strong coffee) along with 1 tablespoon maple syrup to sweeten the drink to your liking. Whisk the mixture together until everything is combined.

Step 4: Steam the eggnog-milk mixture

If you have an automatic frother, steam your eggnog-milk mixture with it for a few seconds until it’s creamy and smooth. If you don’t have one, you can use a whisk to make foam by swirling vigorously the eggnog-milk mixture in its saucepan.

Step 5: Pour and serve

Pour the foamy eggnog-milk mixture over the top of your freshly brewed espresso shot. Finally, top off with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon to make a lovely garnish.

Congratulations! You’ve now made yourself an amazing cup of homemade eggnog latte, better than Starbucks and perfect for Christmas morning or any cozy day at home.

Substitutions and Variations

 This latte is not only delicious, but it's easy to make too!
This latte is not only delicious, but it’s easy to make too!

When it comes to making eggnog latte, there are a number of ways to make it your own. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Non-dairy milk: If you are lactose intolerant or prefer non-dairy milk, you can replace the whole milk with almond milk or coconut milk.

– Homemade eggnog: If you’re feeling extra festive, you can make your own eggnog from scratch instead of using store-bought eggnog. All you need is eggs, sugar, milk, cream, and nutmeg.

– Spices: To add some extra spice to your eggnog latte, try adding a pinch of cinnamon, allspice, or cloves in addition to the nutmeg.

– Espresso vs Coffee: If you don’t have instant espresso on hand, you can use brewed espresso or strong coffee instead. Simply use 2 shots of espresso or 1/3 cup of brewed coffee in place of the instant espresso.

– Maple Syrup: If you prefer a sweeter drink or want to switch it up from regular sugar, add maple syrup as the sweetener for your homemade eggnog latte.

These substitutions and variations are a great way to change up your usual eggnog latte for a bit more excitement. You can visit our recipe library and experiment with different ratios and combinations until you find the perfect latte recipe for your personal taste.

Serving and Pairing

 One sip of this latte and you'll feel like you're sitting by the fireplace.
One sip of this latte and you’ll feel like you’re sitting by the fireplace.

The eggnog latte is a warm and comforting beverage perfect for chilly winter mornings or as a holiday treat. To enhance the festive cheer, serve this latte with some gingerbread cookies, a slice of Christmas cake or a piece of pumpkin pie.

When it comes to pairing with food, the eggnog latte goes well with pastries like croissants, muffins, and scones. The savory pairing options include quiches and breakfast sandwiches.

If you want to indulge in something richer, add a dollop of whipped cream on top of your eggnog latte and sprinkle some ground cinnamon or nutmeg for that extra flavor boost.

For ultimate enjoyment, cozy up by the fireplace and sip on your homemade eggnog latte while reading a good book or playing card games with family and friends.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Indulge in your holiday cravings with this rich and creamy drink.
Indulge in your holiday cravings with this rich and creamy drink.

The eggnog latte is not only delicious but also convenient for those who don’t have much time in the morning. Fortunately, this recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Whenever you’re ready for a quick caffeine fix, just heat it up and enjoy.

To make the eggnog latte ahead of time, follow the recipe as directed until you reach step 5, where you simmer the milk and eggnog mixture with cinnamon and nutmeg. After the mixture cools down, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

When you’re ready to serve, heat up the eggnog mixture on medium heat in a small saucepan until it’s hot but not boiling. Once heated, brew your espresso or strong coffee and add it to the saucepan with the warm eggnog mixture. Then, use a frother or whisk to create some foam and pour it into a mug.

If you find yourself with leftover eggnog latte, it can be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop. However, be aware that reheating may affect the taste and texture of your drink – it may also lose some of its frothiness.

Whether it’s for Christmas morning or any day of the week, this make-ahead eggnog latte recipe will certainly make your mornings better. So prepare yourself a cup of this Starbucks copycat drink and enjoy its smooth creamy texture paired with warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for chilly mornings or cozy nights by the fire.
Perfect for chilly mornings or cozy nights by the fire.

When making an eggnog latte, there are a few tips I can offer to ensure you get the perfect results every time. Firstly, it’s important to use quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the eggnog. If you have the time and resources, try making your own homemade eggnog using fresh ingredients. It will add a richer and creamier texture to your latte, which is sure to impress.

Secondly, for an extra strong coffee flavor, use two shots of espresso or a cup of strong brewed coffee instead of instant coffee. The stronger coffee taste will complement the sweetness of the eggnog and enhance the overall flavor profile of your latte.

Thirdly, when heating up your eggnog, make sure to do so on medium heat in a small saucepan. This will ensure that it heats evenly without boiling over or scorching at the bottom. Avoid overheating the eggnog as this may cause it to curdle or separate, which can affect the overall taste and texture of your latte.

Fourthly, invest in a milk frother or steamer to achieve beautifully frothy and creamy milk for your latte. Whipping hot milk will produce finer bubbles that blend with the coffee and eggnog flavors seamlessly.

Lastly, do not forget to add that extra bit of pizzazz to your latte by sprinkling ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top before serving. The spices add depth to the flavor profile while enhancing its visual appeal.

By taking these tips into consideration, you’ll be on your way to creating a better Starbucks copycat eggnog latte that is perfect for celebrating holidays like Christmas or sending greetings through a card!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, making a homemade Eggnog Latte is easier than you might think. Not only can you save time and money by skipping the coffee shop, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a delicious, customized drink that’s tailored to your taste preferences.

By following these simple steps and using fresh, high-quality ingredients, you can make an Eggnog Latte that’s just as good if not better than what you’d get at Starbucks. Impress your guests this holiday season with this festive drink or simply treat yourself on a cozy winter evening.

Whether you’re a fan of eggnog or lattes, or both, this recipe is sure to please. So get out your saucepan and give it a try. You may just discover a new favorite drink!

Eggnog Latte

Eggnog Latte Recipe

A nice, warm holiday drink that I love!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 184.5 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee (any flavor)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • ground nutmeg


  • For 1 serving:.
  • Place instant coffee in cup. Slowly pour boiling water over coffee while stirring. Stir in eggnog, heated until hot.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve at once.
  • For 4 servings:
  • 1/4 Cup instant coffee.
  • 2 Cups boiling water.
  • 2 Cups warm eggnog.
  • For 4 servings:.
  • Place instant coffee in heatproof pitcher. Slowly pour boiling water while stirring. Stir in eggnog.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 62gCalories: 184.5kcalCarbohydrates: 19.4gProtein: 5.5gFat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 74.9mgSodium: 73mgSugar: 10.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Christmas, Easy, Low Protein, Winter
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