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Eggnog Latte Recipe

If you fell in love with our homemade Eggnog recipe we shared, you’re going to love this 4 ingredient, thick and creamy Eggnog Latte Recipe! This easy Eggnog Latte can be served hot or cold and is so rich and smooth.

This time of the year is for all the delicious drinks, like eggnog flavored coffees, caramel brulee lattes and Christmas Sangria. You can sip on these drinks while wrapping, shopping, and just relaxing with family and friends.

This Starbucks Copycat Eggnog Latte tastes even better when you can customize it and make it exactly how you like it without the judgment from your local barista. You can even double or triple this recipe to make some for family and friends!

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Why You’ll Love This Homemade Eggnog Latte Recipe

  • No waiting in line at the pricey Starbucks line
  • Skip the drivethru
  • Cheaper to make a batch at home than buy a round for hte office at the coffee shop
  • Easy to customize
  • Creamy and delicious
  • Only need 4 ingredients
Ingredients for eggnog latte.

Ingredients Needed

Grab these ingredients to make the best latte. You’ll find exact ingredient measurements and more information in the recipe card below.

  • eggnog- we suggest using our homemade DIY Eggnog recipe, or you could buy it from the store.
  • milk- whole, 1% or 2% recommended
  • espresso- you can use more or less than what we recommend below in the recipe card, depending on how you like your latte flavor
  • nutmeg- freshly ground or dried

Grab These Tools

Measuring Cups

Chef Craft Easy to Read Plastic, Measuring Cup Set, 10 piece set, Blue
  • Includes 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup sizes

Blender Cup

BlenderBottle Classic Shaker Bottle Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 20-Ounce, Plum
  • 20-ounce capacity (note: measurements only go to 12 ounces) shaker cup for mixing protein shakes, smoothies, and supplements

Espresso Machine

Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville, Piano Black
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted

Microwave – or you could heat on stovetop

How To Make An Eggnog Latte

Here’s how to make this super simple, 3 step DIY Eggnog Latte recipe. More info can be found in the recipe card below.

  1. Add milk and eggnog to a blender cup with the blender ball. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute, to heat up and steam the eggnog and milk.
  2. Carefully shake the shaker cup to ensure all is mixed together and frothed. Use an oven mit if too hot to handle.
  3. Add in espresso shot and garnish with nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy while still hot.

All About Eggnog

Here are some interesting facts about Eggnog.

  • It’s an old drink, dating back to sometime (exact date unknown), in the Medieval times. It originated from a popular drink back then, called the posset.
  • George Washington LOVED it and served it at his Christmas Parties. He made sure his included brandy, whiskey, Jamaican rum and sherry, among all the other normal ingredients.
  • Eggnog is also sometimes called Hells Angel.
  • When Starbucks previously removed the Eggnog Latte, they got a lot of flack for it and eventually had to bring it back more frequently. Well, now they may be removing it again, so you definitely NEED to learn to make this Starbucks Copycat drink recipe!
Looking down on latte in a jar with ingredients surrounding it.

Recipe Variations

Skip the milk and add more eggnog– Starbucks had a version “heavy eggnog” or “full eggnog” where they skipped the milk and replaced it with eggnog. We like the extra creaminess the milk provides, but you can do either.

Add alcohol– if you’re preparing this for those of legal drinking age, you can add some of your favorite alcohol to it. We recommend brandy, whiskey, rum or cognac.

Did Starbucks Get Rid of The Eggnog Latte?

Unfortunately, it looks like they are not bringing this back for the 2021 holiday drinks season. While this is unfortunate for many who visit the coffee chain, it is NOT a problem for those of you who choose to learn from this recipe and become a home barista to make your own Hot Eggnog Latte recipe.

Can I Use Storebought Eggnog?

Sure, if you don’t have the time to make your own eggnog, you sure can use the stuff from the carton. We are biased in thinking that our homemade eggnog is superior though. 🙂

How Long Is This Latte Good For?

We recommend consuming it while still hot for the best flavor.

Glass if Eggnog next to latte with ingredients on other side sitting on red fabric.

Other Copycat Recipes

If you have some favorite recipes from restaurants, we have some fun copycat recipes. Check out our Caramel Brulee Latte, Caramel Apple Latte, Apple Crisp Syrup, and Pumpkin Spice Syrup.

We have a delicious Olive Garden Minestrone coming soon too!

Eggnog latte in a jar with frothed milk and another glass of eggnog.

Eggnog Latte Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Mason Jar Recipe
Starbucks quit making Eggnog Lattes, but fear not, you can make your own creamy, thick, and Hot Eggnog Latte at home!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup eggnog
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼- ½ cup espresso (depending on how strong you like your latte)
  • sprinkle of nutmeg optional (garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Add milk and eggnog to a blender cup without the blender ball. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute, to heat up and steam the eggnog and milk.
  • Carefully shake the shaker cup to ensure all is mixed together and frothed. Use an oven mit if too hot to handle.
  • Add in espresso shot and garnish with nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy while still hot.
Keyword Eggnog Latte
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