Are you one of the numerous people who think the holiday season just isn’t complete without the beloved Starbucks Eggnog Latte? Maybe every year you count down the days until you can swing by the coffee shop franchise and pick up a cup of the holiday coffee drink, and maybe you’re so hooked on the drink that you find yourself in the drive-through line almost daily.
If you fit the description above, there is no judgment from us. We think the classic latte is a fun way to usher in the Christmas season, too, and that’s why we’re taking it upon ourselves to show you how to make it in your own kitchen.
WHAT IS EGGNOG?
You’re more than likely already familiar with eggnog. After all, it’s basically Christmas in a cup. But on the off-chance you’ve never heard of the holiday staple, allow us to break it down for you.
Eggnog originated in the United Kingdom, and its ingredients typically include milk, sugar, raw eggs, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves. Some other recipes for the creamy beverage might also include a scoop or two of ice cream for added sweetness, and it’s not uncommon for eggnog-drinkers to add a splash of brandy, whiskey, or rum before enjoying.
The drink is wildly popular across the globe, which is probably why Starbucks and so many other coffee shops have found success with an eggnog-flavored latte.
HOW TO MAKE AN EGGNOG LATTE AT HOME
- 1/2 cup of brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup of eggnog
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- Whipped cream
First, combine your eggnog, milk, ground nutmeg, and sugar in the saucepan and let the mixture simmer on medium heat until it’s steamed.
Next, you’ll need to pour your brewed coffee into a mug. What kind of coffee you use depends entirely on your personal preferences, but we say the stronger, the better. If you want your eggnog latte to pack a slightly more powerful punch of caffeine, use a shot of freshly brewed espresso instead.
Pour the spiced eggnog and milk mixture over your coffee or espresso.
You can enjoy your latte as is, or top it with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. And voilà! You’ve got a delicious homemade eggnog latte.
You can always substitute a few of this recipe’s ingredients to accommodate dietary restrictions or certain preferences. If you don’t drink whole milk, for example, use nut milk, like almond or cashew, for a latte that’s vegan-friendly. Try it over ice for a cool and refreshing treat.
This recipe is easy to follow, and in almost no time at all, you can make a homemade eggnog latte that’s sure to fill you with holiday cheer.
- ½ cup strong brewed coffee
- ½ cup eggnog
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- Heat eggnog, milk, and nutmeg over the stovetop on medium just until steaming.
- Pour coffee into a mug followed by eggnog/milk mixture.
- Top mug with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg for holiday cheer!