This simple eggnog latte recipe will brighten your holiday season in time. It is a festive drink that is made with a milk and eggnog mixture plus your favorite coffee. It is a great way to start enjoying your favorite drinks at home this time of year and save a little extra money since Starbucks drink prices add up so quickly!
To get into the holiday spirit today we are making one of my favorite coffee recipes ever! Plus I just got a new Breville espresso machine so I figured why not make something extra fancy with a few simple ingredients that are already in my fridge and probably safe $4-$5 while doing it!
This delicious coffee drink screams Christmas and will take any morning coffee to the next level making every morning a bit cozier!
This is the best holiday latte recipe ever!
Plus if you have been loving the Starbucks eggnog latte for a while and were super disappointed that they took it out of their holiday menu then this recipe is the perfect dupe. To be honest, I think it is even better.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- This recipe will turn you into the best wintery drink ever.
- It tastes better than Starbucks.
- This recipe can be made with espresso, instant coffee, or strong coffee.
- It will take your coffee game to the next level.
Ingredients for this homemade eggnog recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Milk– You can use whole milk or whatever milk works for you! Starbucks uses 2% milk in their lattes usually.
- Eggnog– Use your favorite brand.
- Espresso– I used my espresso maker for my coffee but you can use instant coffee of even strongly brewed coffee when it comes to making these coffee drinks.
- A sprinkle of nutmeg
- Whipped cream
How to make this homemade eggnog latte
This is how you can make this coffee shop-worthy drink. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
Hot eggnog latteversion
- Steam the eggnog and milk together.
- Pour in a cup.
- Top with espresso and whipped cream.
- Add a sprinkle of nutmeg if you want and enjoy.
Cold eggnog latte version. You can use mason jars for the ice version to make it extra cute.
- Add ice to a mason jar, and top it with milk and eggnog. Stir to combine.
- Top with the espresso, whipped cream, and finish it off with a dusting of nutmeg, and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
Do have to use espresso in a latte?
A regular latte is technically espresso and milk. If we want to get technical, yes you do but we are not here to get technical so you can use really strong coffee, espresso powder, or even instant coffee mixed with some hot water because life is too short to not make and have a delicious coffee with what we have.
Do I have to use a milk frother?
Not really. You can heat and use your milk in any way you like. If you love foam (which is what a milk brother does really well) you can heat your milk and shake it in a mason jar, whisk it, or even. use a handheld milk frother to get it foamy. If you don’t love the foam as much, a simple pot on the stove will suffice.
Does eggnog have alcohol?
Most store-bought eggnogs don’t really have alcohol but if you want something with a little bit of a kick then feel free to add a splash of alcohol or use Eggnog that has alcohol in it.
Is the Starbucks eggnog latte back on their menu?
Unfortunately, it is not, but this version is even better than the Starbucks version!
Can I use non-dairy milk?
There is no better time than now to make this drink vegan or at least dairy free. Grocery stores have vegan eggnog, often made with oat milk or almond milk so you can use that. For the milk use your favorite non-dairy milk I love the barista edition Oatly or the super creamy Chobani.
The best eggnog latte recipe
Eggnog latte (better than Starbucks)
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup eggnog
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey optional for extra sweetness
- 1-2 espresso shot depending on how strong you like your coffee
- whipped cream
- ground nutmeg
- Brew your espresso shot in a mug. Add in the maple syrup or honey if you want your drink a bit sweeter.1-2 espresso shot, 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- Steam the milk and eggnog together. Pour over the espresso.½ cup milk, ½ cup eggnog
- Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg and enjoy!whipped cream, ground nutmeg
You can add maple syrup at the end after tasting your drink and assessing if it needs more sweetness.
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