Eggnog lattes combine 2 popular drinks into one for a rich creamy latte that’s perfect for the holidays.
Love it or leave it, eggnog is part of the holidays. Not many enjoy it in my family (they can keep on enjoying homemade hot cocoa) but every time the holiday drink season rolls around at Starbucks I’m ready for eggnog latte season. However, my wallet isn’t so I set out to see just how hard it would be to make the perfect tasting eggnog latte at home.
Let’s face it. Sometimes it isn’t so easy to recreate our favorite restaurant recipes but this copycat Starbucks eggnog latte recipe is super easy. Wanna know a secret? I’m not sure their recipe is that much different than mine – except they cut the eggnog with milk and I don’t. Mine’s better if I do say so myself.
The secret to a truly good eggnog latte is not to skimp. Use good eggnog and espresso or a dark roast extra strength coffee. Finish it off with nutmeg and cinnamon for a truly decadent latte experience.
Now let’s dream of sitting and reading by a cozy fire while someone brings us a constant supply of eggnog lattes and perhaps a cookie or 2. But really, if we come back to earth, you’re likely looking at a ginormous list of to-dos for the holidays just like me. We’ll get through it, one eggnog latte at a time.
Yield 1 serving
- 2 shots espresso or 2 ounces dark roast double strength coffee
- 6 ounces eggnog
- Cinnamon to taste
- Nutmeg to taste
- Steam or heat eggnog while espresso is brewing.
- Put espresso into a mug.
- Add heated eggnog.
- Top with cinnamon and nutmeg.