{Holiday Cheer} Eggnog Latte Recipe

by Alice Currah on November 27, 2009. Updated January 4, 2012


I have a confession -I’ve been drinking Eggnog lattes from home for a few weeks now. But being that today is Black Friday, the Christmas Holiday season has officially begun! Now I can share my favorite drink with you without shame. I love eggnog lattes but they can be quite expensive at Starbucks and elsewhere. Instead I prefer to make mine at home for a fraction of the cost. Although technically you need shots of espresso for the drink to be considered a “latte”, you can still make a faux latte by using super concentrated coffee (or instant coffee packs like Starbucks VIA).

Enjoy this classic holiday drink at home and keep all those extra dollars you’ll be saving for celebrating Christmas. Enjoy!





{Holiday Cheer} Eggnog Latte Recipe
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 1
Holiday Eggnog Latte
  • 2 shots espresso OR ½ cup of double/triple concentrated coffee
  • ⅔ cup eggnog
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • sugar
  • optional whipped cream and nutmeg
  • Variation: If you want to make this as an evening cocktail, add a shot of rum.
  1. Pour espresso/concentrated coffee into a mug and add steamed eggnog/milk mixture.
  2. If you prefer your eggnog latte sweeter, add a little sugar.
  3. Top off with whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg.
  4. *If you don’t have an espresso machine, do what I do most often. Just warm your eggnog/milk mixture in the microwave. Cook times may vary but I prefer heating mine for 2 minutes.
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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy Perdue November 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Toss in a teaspoon of hot buttered rum batter for yet another level of complexity and flavor to this.


Jenny November 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I love this idea. And those little Starbucks coffee packs are actually quite good! Happy Thanksgiving.


Lori November 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I’m so excited the holiday season has officially started and what a great way to kick it off. I need to try making my own at home. I save the Starbuck’s ones for special occasions though. It could be dangerous to have such easy access. :)


Amber Polk November 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I can’t wait to try this with and without the rum. Thanks!


Memoria November 27, 2009 at 11:15 pm

O-M-G. This looks so good. I wish I had an espresso machine. :(


Ivonne November 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I love! I love! I love! Alice, I’ll take 5 … and can you show me how to make Peppermint Mocha Lattes at home, too???


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction November 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Love the Christmas theme on your site… looks beautiful! I always get excited about “red cup” time at Starbucks, as I call it. I’m more partial to the peppermint mocha than the eggnog latte, but I’m willing to give it a try!


Marc @ NoRecipes November 29, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Looks great, and funny because I just posted a hot eggnog recipe. I may have to try adding some espresso the next time around.


Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen November 30, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I agree! Making eggnog lattes at home is a great way to enjoy this delicious holiday beverage at a fraction of the price at a coffee shop! In fact I just replenished my eggnog supply this afternoon!


tricia December 1, 2009 at 7:45 am

That sounds delicious, and perfect for the holidays. May I ask what kind of espresso machine you have and what brand of coffee you use?


Pam December 2, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Oh so pretty!



Gina December 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I have some leftover eggnog I just made and I wanted to make an Eggnog latte like the one in Starbucks. Looks good!


Danielle January 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Hi Alice, thanks so much for your recipe – you solved a huge dilemma this past Christmas when we were desperately in need of a ENL fix and no where near a Starbucks. Love your blog, I’ll definitely be back!


Coffee May 9, 2010 at 8:38 am

sounds tasty!
thank you for sharing =)

and coffee lover, check my mars coffee recipe *.*

best wishes.


Sandra January 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I would also love a good peppermint mocha recipe!


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