Eggnog Latte

eggnog latte

Hi! How was your Christmas?! The day might be over and done, but I’m still listening to Christmas music and I refuse to take down any decorations until the New Year – it’s still the holiday season!

I had a wonderful Christmas Day. My Mom made it down the day before, and was there to help get everything set up for the big guy to come that night. I think Oscar was too excited by the pile of presents under the tree to notice that the cookies and milk were gone, or that Santa left his hat! Wally was mostly concerned with getting his morning banana (he is truly my son).

eggnog latte

I spent most of Christmas day in the kitchen, first making breakfast, then lunch, then the whole turkey shebang. I am SO grateful that my Mom was here to help with all of the dishes and most importantly, the gravy. Everything turned out great – including that bundt cake I talked about.

All that hustle and bustle in the kitchen meant I needed a little shot of caffeine in the afternoon! Etienne and my Mom were sipping on an apple cider/fireball whiskey concoction (jealous), but since I’m growing another human, I had to pass. Lucky for me, I’ve perfected the eggnog latte this season! If you like the Starbucks eggnog lattes this time of year, you’llΒ love this.

A homemade latte is the easiest thing to make – and sooo much cheaper than one from Starbucks. You’ll need some instant espresso powder – I like the Nescafe brand.

I know you’re wondering about that steamed eggnog part about the latte. Easy.

I love to use my Bodum milk frother, but if you don’t have one, you could use a handheld electric milk frother or even a sealed glass jar that you can easily shake up!

A homemade latte is all about the timing.Β  You want to time your water to boil at the same time as your milk steams/froths up. I like to measure out the espresso powder first, then turn the kettle on for the water as soon as I see my eggnog become steaming hot.

Pour the boiling water over the espresso powder, give it a quick stir, and pour the foamed eggnog on top. Finish it off with whipped cream and some nutmeg!

Since eggnog has been on the shelves, I’ve been making these on a regular basis. I hope you get a chance to try one out before eggnog disappears until next year!!

eggnog latte

Happy (almost) New Year Friends!!

See you in 2018 πŸ™‚

eggnog latte

Eggnog Latte



Yield 1 latte

You'll never believe how easy it is to make your own creamy, steaming eggnog latte at home! Take advantage of it during this holiday season!


  • 2 tsp instant espresso
  • 4 oz boiling water
  • 2/3 cup eggnog*
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, nutmeg for topping (optional)


  1. Add the espresso powder into the bottom of your latte glass.
  2. In a small pot on the stove, heat the eggnog, maple syrup and cinnamon over medium-high heat until steaming hot - but before boiling.Β 
  3. As you start to see steam coming from the eggnog, turn the kettle on to begin boiling the water.
  4. Pour the hot eggnog into a Bodum milk frother (if using) or a small glass mason jar. Froth up the eggnog (either by pumping the Bodum or shaking the jar vigorously) until you see a thick layer of foam.*
  5. Pour 4 oz of boiling water on top of the espresso powder, give it a quick stir, then immediately pour the hot eggnog on top. Finish the latte with whipped cream and more cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy immediately!Β 


  1. I like to use regular eggnog, but light eggnog will work too!
  2. If using a mason jar, you'll want to use an oven mitt and be careful when opening the lid after shaking - steam will be released!!
You'll never believe how easy it is to make your own creamy, steaming eggnog latte at home! Take advantage of it during this holiday season!



  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    I love that Santa left his hat at your house :). I’m not usually a sweet coffee person but I can definitely do an eggnog latte once in awhile. Is there anything more festive this time of year? Your Christmas sounds just perfect (and I’m a little jealous of that cider/fireball thing too. I might have to try it today!)

    • Haha!! Santa is a forgetful fellow at times πŸ˜‰ I am definitely a sweet coffee person (GASP – did I just find something that makes us differ)!? I hope you try out some fireball whiskey Kelsie – it certainly warms the heart!!!

  2. Sounds like you and your family had a lovely Christmas! I’m with you. The day might be over, but I’m still playing Christmas music and the house is still all lit up. We will keep that going until Old Christmas Day on January 6th! We are hard core! As for these lattes, you have perfect timing. I’m having my family for brunch tomorrow, and my sister loves eggnog lattes. I’m definitely going to try your recipe!! Hope you and your family have a fantastic New Years!!

    • We did have a lovely Christmas!! I’m glad you are keeping the spirit alive too – Etienne suggested taking the tree down today and I looked at him like he was crazy, haha. I soooo hope you like the recipe, along with everyone else you’re sharing it with!! Thanks Leanne – Happy New Years to you too!!

  3. Same here! Tree still up, music still going and ready for the New Year! This eggnog latte sounds wonderful to indulge in to make it all complete! πŸ™‚ YUM!!

  4. Eggnog lattes where are biggest seller at my coffee shop all December! Despite being $8 a drink people couldn’t resist! I love your little gingerbread man

  5. Christmas didn’t last long enough in my opinion so making your own eggnog lattes at home has to help keep the spirit alive! You did a beautiful job on these my friend and it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    Agreed! Holiday season isn’t over yet, so we have to enjoy (suffer?) all these decorations, Christmas songs, and treats a little more. And this Eggnog latte? Fabulous idea!

  7. gardeningfoodie

    Oooooo I love lattes, there is something about it that makes you want to sip on while putting your feet up and relaxing. So this is perfect after the crazy Christmas rush. Starbucks here is also so expensive, Your recipe sounds so delicious and your pictures are sooooo good ,I am loving this recipe, to try out at home.Festive and so yummy.
    Thanks for the great recipe Katherine πŸ™‚

  8. I love the idea of an eggnog latte!!Delicious twist to the regular coffee that becomes boring on some days! And that little gingerbread man in the pictures is too cute!!

  9. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas (and it’s still not over)! I have been enjoying waaaaay too many eggnog lattes over the holidays, but I have to….that stuff is only available for a limited time πŸ˜‰ Yours is seriously too pretty….I would almost, just almost, not want to drink it, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, hehehe! Cheers to a fabulous New Year’s, my friend! XO

    • Exactly! It’s only out for a while, so you have to indulge while you can!! I have been having a nightly eggnog and then an eggnog latte in the afternoon – it’s a bit dangerous πŸ˜‰ Thank you Dawn!! I hope you have a super FUN New Year’s too!!

  10. Mmmmmm….since we’re staying home New Year’s Eve, I think one of these gems would be the perfect indulgence o the first day of 2018! Happy New Year, my friend!!!

  11. Oh dear, everything that includes Nescafe is definitely “my cup of tea”. Will do your latte tonight ! Thank you and I wish you all the best in 2018. !

  12. Hi, Katherine.

    First of all, I want to greet you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your Eggnog Latte sure looks delicious. Plus, it is super easy and hassle free.

  13. So mesmerizing drink
    thank you for sharing

  14. If you were selling latte, I would pay good money for one of these! They look so good! Sounds like you had a busy but wonderful Christmas. How great was it that your mom was there to help out. Happy New Year, Katherine!

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