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Easy Eggnog Latte Recipe

Eggnog Latte: A Festive Delight for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a warm, creamy eggnog latte to get into the holiday spirit. This homemade eggnog latte recipe is a perfect drink to add to your holiday menu.

Made with simple ingredients like milk, eggnog, strong coffee, and a sprinkle of nutmeg, it’s a delightful twist on your morning coffee. Whether you’re using an espresso maker or a simple French press, this recipe is easy to follow and sure to impress.

Plus if you are feeling up to it, you can use my homemade eggnog recipe for this delicious warm drink!

FAQs About Eggnog Latte

Q: Can I make an eggnog latte without an espresso maker? A: Absolutely! While an espresso maker is great, you can use strong coffee from a French press or a regular coffee machine. A Nespresso machine or even instant espresso works well too.

Q: Is it possible to make a dairy-free eggnog latte? A: Yes, you can use non-dairy milk like almond or soy milk and vegan eggnog. The taste will be slightly different but still delicious.

Q: Can I use store-bought eggnog? A: Definitely! Both store-bought eggnog and homemade eggnog work well for this recipe. If you’re short on time, pre-made eggnog is a great way to go.

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Eggnog Latte

  • Milk Frother Magic: Use a milk frother to get that creamy, frothy topping on your latte. If you don’t have a frother, a mason jar or small saucepan can do the trick.
  • Spice It Up: A dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon adds a festive touch. You can also experiment with pumpkin spice for a unique twist.
  • Coffee Strength: The strength of your coffee matters. Fresh brewed espresso or strong coffee is ideal to balance the creamy eggnog.

Variations to Try

  • Bourbon Eggnog Latte: For an adult version, add a splash of bourbon to your latte.
  • Different Milks: Experiment with whole milk, skim milk, or any non-dairy milk to suit your personal preferences.
  • Sweetener Options: Swap out vanilla syrup for maple syrup or brown sugar for a different sweet note.

Where to Serve Your Eggnog Latte

This eggnog latte is perfect for Christmas morning, as part of your Christmas dinner, or just as a cozy drink to enjoy while listening to Christmas music. It’s also a great addition to any holiday party or gathering.

Storage Tips

Eggnog latte is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can store the eggnog mixture in the refrigerator for a day or two. Just reheat and add hot coffee when ready to serve.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Lumpy Eggnog Mixture: Heat your eggnog mixture on medium heat and whisk constantly to avoid lumps.
  • Weak Coffee Flavor: Ensure you use strong coffee or espresso to balance the richness of the eggnog.
  • Not Frothy Enough: Make sure to froth your milk mixture well. If using a mason jar, shake vigorously.

Yummy Holiday Treats to Pair with Your Latte

  • Gingerbread Cookies: The spices in gingerbread complement the flavors of the eggnog latte.
  • Cinnamon Rolls: A classic pairing, the sweetness of cinnamon rolls goes perfectly with the creamy latte.
  • Fruitcake: For those who enjoy fruitcake, it’s a classic holiday treat that pairs well with this festive drink.

Topping Options

  • Whipped Cream: A dollop of whipped cream on top adds richness.
  • Sprinkle of Nutmeg or Cinnamon: For a classic holiday touch.
  • Caramel Drizzle: For a sweet, indulgent topping.

Why This Recipe Works

This homemade eggnog latte recipe works because it combines the classic holiday flavors of eggnog with the robustness of coffee. It’s a great way to enjoy the festive season, whether you’re a fan of Starbucks eggnog latte or looking for a delicious coffee drink to make at home.

The flexibility of this recipe allows for variations according to your taste and the equipment you have, making it accessible for everyone.


  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  • 1 cup coffee (strong coffee or shots of espresso)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup (like Torani Syrup)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream for topping
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg

This eggnog latte is a perfect drink to bring a touch of holiday cheer to your day. Whether you’re enjoying it as part of your regular morning coffee routine or serving it to guests, it’s a festive drink that’s sure to please. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media and spread the holiday joy!

Here are some more fun Eggnog recipes to try:

Easy Eggnog Latte Recipe
Yield: 2 Lattes

Easy Eggnog Latte Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Indulge in the holiday spirit with this creamy and comforting homemade eggnog latte, a perfect blend of rich eggnog, strong coffee, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. It's an easy recipe that brings the festive flavors of the season to your morning coffee or holiday gatherings.


  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup (Torani Syrup)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream


  1. In a mixer, add the milk, eggnog, coffee, vanilla, vanilla syrup and cinnamon all at once.
  2. Blend together until combined.
  3. Transfer to a pot and heat over the stove until hot.
  4. Pour into your serving mugs or cups and top with whipped cream and extra cinnamon.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 63mgSodium 83mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 18gProtein 7g

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