As stated before, I’m a Starbucks addict. Last year’s Starbuck’s Eggnog Latte left a lot to be desired. Actually, I found it appalling. Sorry, Starbucks!
I decided to try it at home. What I didn’t realize is how incredibly easy it is to make.
Holiday Starbucks coffee drinks are a huge weakness for me! Don’t even get me started when the pumpkin spice lattes come out.
So few ingredients. All there is to it is eggnog, milk, espresso, and whipped cream if desired. Which, of course, I ALWAYS desire! Oh yeah, and a little sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg on top.
Let me stress to you to choose your favorite eggnog brand. Don’t go cheap or unfamiliar. Go with a thick, rich and creamy eggnog. Make your own even! I haven’t braved an eggnog recipe yet, maybe someday.
Pull a shot of espresso. Or two which is my preference.
Mix the eggnog and milk together, steam with the wand of an espresso machine to 145 degrees. Careful here because eggnog will scald faster than milk.
If you don’t have an espresso machine you can heat the eggnog and milk in the microwave or slowly on the stovetop. Then use a milk frother wand to foam it up.
Pour the steamed eggnog/milk mixture to fill the remaining room in the mug.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.
I must admit I wish I hadn’t discovered how easy it is to make at home. Extremely hazardous to my waistline! I will not tell you how many I have already consumed so far this year. What the heck it’s the holiday season, right? Still not tellin’!
Looking for a truly indulgent experience? Try these Classic Shortbread Cookies with the latte.
So turn on some Christmas music, make yourself an eggnog latte and get to wrapping those gifts! Nothing is better than a holiday drink.
Are you missing the Holiday Spice Flat White? I’ve created one at home that comes pretty darn close to Starbucks.
Eggnog Latte Recipe
- 1/2 cup eggnog (your favorite brand)
- 1/4-1/2 cup milk (whatever type you have on hand)
- 2 shots espresso 1 or 2 (I highly recommend 2)
- 2 rbsp whipped cream
- freshly grated nutmeg
- Mix the eggnog and milk together, steam to 145 degrees. Careful here because eggnog will scald faster than milk.
- Pull 1 to 2 shots of espresso in your favorite mug, pour the steamed eggnog/milk mixture to fill the remaining room in the mug.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg, if desired. ( I also highly recommend)