Start your day right with this easy 5-minute eggnog coffee. A delicious, but simple latte with eggnog - perfect for the holiday season.
This easy eggnog coffee is better than Starbucks! Homemade lattes are easier to make than you might think, and the addition of eggnog makes them perfect for December, leading up to Christmas.
Eggnog and coffee might not sound like an obvious pairing, but the combination is absolutely fantastic. It's also a great way to enjoy your favorite seasonal flavor in a non traditional way.
Why you'll love it
- Easy to make Christmas latte
- Only 3 ingredients required
- The drink is made in less than 5 minutes
- A great coffee to drink in December
- Creamy and delicious seasonal coffee
- Customizable recipe
Espresso: Use a shot of espresso, or strong brewed coffee. You can also make extra strong instant coffee.
Eggnog: Use store bought eggnog, your favorite eggnog recipe, or eggnog coffee creamer.
Oat milk: Oat milk is thick and creamy, and a great choice for lattes. You can also use any other milk that you like, such as whole milk, skim milk, or almond milk.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Heat up the milk on the stove, or in a microwave.
Two: Froth the milk with a milk steamer, frother, or small whisk. Remove the foam, and set it to the side.
Three: Add the espresso or coffee to a cup. Then, add most of the warm milk and eggnog. Stir to combine. Finally, top the latte with the milk foam.
- Double the amount of espresso to make a stronger coffee.
- If you're unable to froth the milk, you can still make this drink. The coffee just won't have any milk foam on top.
- Adjust the milk to eggnog ratio to suit your preferences.
- The milk should only be warm, not boiling.
- Serve the eggnog coffee with ground nutmeg or cinnamon on top.
- Prepare the coffee and eggnog in advance to save time in the morning.
Eggnog coffee is best served as a delicious hot beverage for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or during the holiday season.
You can also serve it with any other meal, or just as a comforting morning or midday drink.
Caffeine free: Feel free to make decaf coffee if you prefer.
Added flavors: Try adding some cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, or gingerbread syrup.
Toppings: Top the latte with ground cinnamon or nutmeg, chocolate shavings, or whipped cream.
Without milk: Instead of adding frothed or steamed milk, you can make a simple eggnog coffee by adding a little eggnog to a regular coffee.
To make this easy Christmas latte recipe with eggnog, you will need a milk frother or small whisk. This will allow you to create milk foam.
Additionally, you will need a bowl or pot to heat up the milk, a glass or cup to serve the latte in, and a method for brewing coffee.
Frequently asked questions
Thick eggnog can sometimes have a strange consistency in coffee. I therefore recommend that you mix the eggnog with milk to give the coffee drink a thinner consistency.
Eggnog is a traditional holiday beverage made from milk, sugar and eggs. It can be served chilled or warmed, and sometimes contains alcohol.
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If you make this recipe, make sure to post a photo to Instagram with #hintofhealthy!
- Milk Frother
- 1 shot espresso
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup eggnog
- Heat up the milk on the stove, or in a microwave until it's warm, but not boiling.
- Froth the milk with a milk steamer, frother, or small whisk. Remove the foam with a spoon, and set it to the side.
- Add the espresso or coffee to a cup. Then, add most of the warm milk and eggnog. Stir to combine. Finally, top the latte with the milk foam.
- Serve the hot coffee immediately for the best results.
- Feel free to substitute the oat milk for any other type of milk, such as whole milk, almond milk, soy milk or skim milk.
- Serve the eggnog latte garnished with ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top.
Food safety tips
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove