Starbucks Eggnog Latte – This festive, Starbucks-inspired latte is made with strong brewed espresso, steamed eggnog and milk. Brown sugar and nutmeg, too. Save yourself 5$ and make it at home – it’s delicious!!
HI, HI, HI! Happy, Happy Friday! I have no plans for the weekend, but man, it feels good to know that it’s Friday.
Can I get an Amen?! Thank you!
In other news, I *just* received an invite to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Aaaaand was reminded that Christmas is only 6 weeks away. (REALLY?!?)
Also. My husband asked me about making plans for NYE. NYE!!! That’s insane! At the risk of sounding cliche, where did the time GO??
Pass me the Tequila…
Sooo… Should I have waited one more month to post such a festive recipe?! Maybe! BUT, hear me out.
Last weekend I went to Starbucks with their Eggnog Latte on my mind. I thought, if they had Pumpkin Spice Lattes in August, then undoubtedly, their Eggnog Latte would be first on the menu in November.
I walked up to put in my order, and without even looking up at the big ol’ menu on the wall, I asked for an Eggnog Latte.
To my surprise, she said, “We’re not serving those this season”.
Say WHAT?!? That’s preposterous! (<<—I love that word!)
After expressing my disappointment, I ordered a Skinny Latte and a pink Cake Pop… Then I came home and, while channeling my inner barista, I started to experiment with making my own Eggnog Latte.
Truth be told, there was no experiment. I mean, it’s just hot eggnog mixed with espresso. Nothin’ to it. What makes this latte extra special is the scent and the flavors of the Season.
You know what I really think? Add cinnamon and nutmeg to any coffee-drink and it goes from meh to vavoom! Do you agree?
You know what else? Add a shot of some real Southern Comfort to your coffee and call it a day. I did! Mommy Juice at its best. 😉
Starbucks Eggnog Latte
- 4 ounces boiling water
- 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder - I use Medaglia D'Oro Instant Espresso Coffee (you want a strong cup of coffee)
- 1/4 cup milk (use skim or 2%)
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg , or to taste, plus more for dusting
- whipped cream , optional
- Stir the espresso powder into the hot water and set aside.
- In a glass measuring cup combine milk, eggnog, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; whisk/stir until thoroughly combined.
- Place in Microwave and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the milk starts to froth up.
- Remove from Microwave and stir/whisk again.
- Place in Microwave for an additional 30 seconds, or until the milk begins to froth up again.
- Remove and, while stirring the eggnog-mixture, slowly pour the coffee into the eggnog-.mixture.
- Top with whipped cream and dust with nutmeg.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
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17 comments on “Starbucks Eggnog Latte”
love this RECIPE
Thank YOU! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Soooooo good! I cant believe how much it tastes just like the real thing! A tiny bit of rum extract took it to the next level. Saving this for next time (probably this afternoon :P)
Add vanilla AFTER the microwave. That tiny bit of alcohol in the vanilla has a bit of a pop to it that seems to vaporize in the microwave. And you are right about the whipped cream on the top. Like homemade chai, the spices that make this hot drink yummy just do not dissolve well. The whipped cream on top hides the unglamourous look of the cinnamon and nutmeg that inevitably float their way to the top
They are selling it this season I’m a barista and I thing it just depends on the store
They have it this year as well, but now I can make my own and it tastes just like Starb’s!!
I’m right with you on where the heck time is going – it’s crazy!!!! Man, I need coffee. More precisely this eggnog latter – yummy!
Off to the kitchen I go to make one of these! Pinned!
Um, yes, I want one now. I’m looking forward to getting that milk mustache drinking a few of these. :).
I hope there is photographic evidence of the ugly sweater party! This latte looks delicious!
This is seriously gorgeous. I can never get tired of looking at your photos. Stunning.
I am so going to make this! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
You make the most gorgeous coffee drinks, bring on the holiday lattes!
Can we hide in the corner and drink the tequila together? I cannot believe Christmas is 6 weeks away. I just can not keep up, and am not ready. Gorgeous latte, and perfect for fall.
Sounds delicious. I don’t usually drink/buy eggnog, in fact, I had to make my own version for the eggnog ice cream I made last year.
Speaking of ice cream … I bet this would make a great ice cream. 🙂
I need one of these pronto!
This looks insanely good! One of my faves in Starbucks! Pinned!