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Homemade Eggnog Lattes {better than Starbucks}

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Homemade Eggnog Lattes are 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!

Overhead shot of a mug of homemade eggnog latte, with cream on top.

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.

I have to admit, I love occasionally getting a latte at Starbucks when I’m out and about. I especially love getting one and sipping while I shop. The problem is that it’s 2020, and it’s hard to drink a latte through a mask (that are required in stores). So there is one more reason to make these AT HOME! 😀

These eggnog lattes are everything.

  • Creamy.
  • Caffeinated.
  • With holiday sweetness.
  • Like a cozy blanket on Christmas morning.
Side shot of two mugs of homemade eggnog latte, with a Christmas spoon on top.

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 pinch.

Ingredients needed for Homemade Eggnog Latte:

  • Coffee – Use one cup of espresso or strong coffee.
  • Eggnog – For two lattes, I recommend about one cup of homemade eggnog.
  • Milk – About 1/2 cup of regular milk.
  • Nutmeg – A sprinkle of nutmeg is perfect on top of these delicious lattes!
Collage of 1) the eggs and sugar, and 2) the eggnog in a pot.

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.

  1. Prep eggs. Carefully separate the egg yolks from the whites. Store the whites in the refrigerator. Combine the sugar with the yolks and whisk.
  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.
  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.
  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:

  1. Make the eggnog. Use the ingredients above to make a batch of my homemade eggnog. You can make a smaller batch by adjusting the serving size directly in the recipe card.
  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.
  3. Heat up lattes. Combine eggnog, strong coffee, and milk in a small saucepan. Whisk until it’s hot.
  4. Serve. Pour lattes into two holiday mugs. If desired, top with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Enjoy!
Side shot of a jar of eggnog and a jar of brewed espresso.
A saucepan of the eggnog lattes with a whisk.
Overhead shot of a mug of eggnog latte, with a cinnamon stick.

Holiday treats to pair with these eggnog lattes:

A cozy latte and something sweet to nibble on? Yes please!

My hand on a mug of eggnog latte, with another one in the background.

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Make this latte next! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of a mug of homemade eggnog latte, with cream on top.

Homemade Eggnog Lattes {better than Starbucks}

Homemade Eggnog Lattes are 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
Keyword: homemade eggnog lattes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 lattes
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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!

Nutrition

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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