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Eggnog Latte Recipe

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This homemade Eggnog Latte Recipe is definitely better than Starbucks. Combine strong coffee (or espresso) with homemade eggnog, a touch of milk, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. So delicious for the holiday season!

Looking for other lattes to make at home? Try our Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes or a simple Cozy Caramel Latte!

Overhead shot of two mugs of eggnog lattes with nutmeg sprinkles.

Eggnog Lattes

Are you a drive-through coffee addict? If so, this post is for YOU. Let me save you some money and share a delicious latte recipe that I know you’ll love. Making a batch of eggnog will allow you to have these every single morning and share some with your family too.

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I have to admit, I occasionally love getting a latte at a coffee shop when I’m out and about, especially this time of year. I really enjoy getting one and sipping while I shop. But they add up over time and so I try to keep them to a minimum.

Why we love these Eggnog Lattes:

  • Creamy and Delicious. Use my favorite eggnog (homemade recipe) or use a pre-made eggnog from the grocery store.
  • Simple ingredients. This easy recipe has just three components – eggnog, coffee, and milk). I recommend making the homemade eggnog recipe ahead of time.
  • Cheaper and a great way to save money. Store your leftover eggnog in a mason jar and make these cozy drinks on repeat instead of stopping at the drive-through.
  • BETTER than Starbucks eggnog latte! This classic eggnog flavor is always on my holiday menu AND most importantly, it tastes better than Starbucks.
Overhead view of eggnog lattes with cinnamon sticks.

Ingredients needed for Homemade Eggnog:

  • Egg Yolks – Separate the egg yolks from the whites and use the yolks only. (Save the whites for an egg white omelet.)
  • Sweetener – I used a combo of white sugar and pure maple syrup. This makes the eggnog mildly sweet, but still delicious.
  • Vanilla – A couple teaspoons of vanilla for extra taste.
  • Dairy – Use a combo of heavy whipping cream and 2% milk. If you want a thicker eggnog, use a greater percentage of heavy whipping cream.
  • Nutmeg Just a tiny pinch is needed to serve.

Ingredients needed for Homemade Eggnog Latte:

  • Coffee – Use one cup of espresso or really strong coffee.
  • Eggnog – For two lattes, I recommend about one cup of homemade eggnog.
  • Milk – About 1/2 cup of regular milk is needed.
  • Nutmeg – A sprinkle of nutmeg is perfect on top of these delicious lattes!
Labeled ingredients for eggnog lattes.

How to make Homemade Eggnog for these lattes:

You can make a smaller batch of eggnog by changing the serving size in the recipe card.

Step 1
Prep eggs. Carefully separate the egg yolks from the whites. Store the whites in the refrigerator (I occasionally enjoy an egg-white omelette). Combine the sugar with the yolks and whisk.

Step 2
Make the hot cream mixture. In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and nutmeg. Whisk well, and heat over medium heat until the mixture is at about 165 degrees. Do NOT boil.

Step 3
Temper eggs. When cream mixture is hot, use a measuring cup to scoop out and pour into the eggs, whisking the entire time. Continue pouring the hot liquid into the eggs until about half of it has been added. Then pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, and continue heating until it’s at 165 degrees on a digital thermometer.

Step 4
Cool. Remove the eggnog from the stove, and pour into a glass pitcher. Let cool slightly, and then refrigerate for several hours. The eggnog should thicken as it sits.

How to make Homemade Eggnog Lattes:

Step 1
Make the eggnog. Use the ingredients above to make a batch of my homemade eggnog. SEE ABOVE. You can make a smaller batch by adjusting the serving size directly in the recipe card.

Step 2
Brew coffee. If you have an espresso maker, use that to make a cup. You can also make strong coffee in a regular pot or use cold brew coffee.

Step 3
Heat up lattes. Combine eggnog, strong coffee, and milk in a small saucepan. Whisk until it’s very hot. Do not boil.

A small pan of eggnog lattes with a whisk.

Step 4
Serve. Pour lattes into two holiday mugs. If desired, top with some whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg. You could also add some steamed milk to the top.

Side view of an eggnog latte in a white mug.

Sweet Treats to pair with these Eggnog Lattes:

A cozy latte and something sweet to nibble on? Yes please! I have other great options on the blog too.

Let’s get in the holiday spirit and enjoy this festive drink!

A hand on an eggnog latte mug on a dark background.

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xoxo ~Sue

Closeup on an eggnog latte with cool whip on top.

Eggnog Latte Recipe

This homemade Eggnog Latte Recipe is definitely better than Starbucks. Combine strong coffee (or espresso) with homemade eggnog, a touch of milk, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. So delicious for the holiday season!
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 lattes
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf


  • 1 cup eggnog – homemade version on my site
  • 1 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg – to serve


Make the eggnog (ahead of time, if possible).

  • Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy whipping cream, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and ground nutmeg over medium heat. Heat mixture to about 165 degrees, whisking often. Don't boil.
  • Temper the eggs. Use a measuring cup to dip into the saucepan, and drizzle heated mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly. Continue adding the hot liquid until about half of it has been added to the eggs. Then pour the egg mixture into the saucepan and continue heating until the liquid is at 165 degrees. Remove from heat.
  • You can use the eggnog immediately for your lattes, if desired. Or store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. The eggnog will thicken slightly as it sits.

Make lattes:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the espresso (or strong coffee), one cup of eggnog, and the milk. Heat up until hot, whisking as you go.
  • Pour into two large holiday mugs, add some whipped cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and enjoy!


  • Store your leftover eggnog in a mason jar and make these cozy drinks on repeat.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. If you like eggnog, you’re gonna love these!

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