Easy Eggnog Latte Recipe (Better than Starbucks)

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This eggnog latte recipe is the perfect festive drink for the holiday season. With strong coffee, delicious eggnog, a milk frother, and a little whipped cream you can make your own homemade latte better than anything you’d overpay for at the local coffee shop. 

Eggnog Latte Recipe

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Eggnog Latte Coffee Drink Ingredients 

To make your own homemade eggnog latte you only need a few simple ingredients. The good news is that you can make this cozy drink without the need for a fancy espresso maker. You will need:

  • 1/2 cup (4oz) creamy eggnog
  • 1/2 cup (4oz) strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup (4oz) milk of choice
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When is Eggnog Available in Stores?

Whether you use store-bought eggnog or make your own you have to admit that just seeing that pre-made eggnog on the shelf in the grocery store gets you in the holiday spirit. Eggnog can not be found all year round, in fact, it only shows up in stores during the holiday time of year. Typically, eggnog is sold starting around November 1st at many grocery stores. Maybe that’s what makes it feel so special. You can find traditional eggnog, vegan eggnog, and oat milk eggnog. Choose whichever you prefer to make your own eggnog latte. 

vegan eggnog, traditional eggnog, store bought eggnog

How to Make a Homemade Eggnog Latte 

First, brew a cup of coffee. You can use a standard drip coffee machine, an Aeropress, a French press, or whichever method you normally use to make your morning coffee. Two shots of espresso are another option. Set the coffee aside.

Then pour the eggnog into a milk-frothing pitcher or small saucepan. 

eggnog in pitcher

Next, add the milk to the pitcher (or saucepan).  You can use whole milk or non-dairy milk. We love cashew and almond milk. 

milk in pitcher

You can change the amount of eggnog to milk ratio in the milk mixture if you’d like. Feel free to use more eggnog and just a little milk. This comes down to personal preference. 

coffee and eggnog drink

Warm the eggnog mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously. You want the mixture to warm without boiling. 

heat milk mixture

Then use a handheld milk frother, like this one here, and froth the eggnog mixture. This will create the frothy topping that is infamous with a latte drink. 

 If you don’t have a milk frother, you can shake the milk and eggnog in a mason jar for a similar effect. 

milk frothed and milk frothing pitcher

Pour the hot brewed coffee into a mug. 

hot brewed coffee in mug

Then add the creamy eggnog milk mixture to the mug. 

egg nog latte

Better Than Starbucks Eggnog Latte Recipe

Top your egg nog latte with a sprinkle of nutmeg and enjoy.

how to make a Eggnog Latte Recipe better than Starbucks

Or top your delicious coffee drink with whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.

whipped cream and sprinkle of nutmeg on homemade Eggnog Latte

This is our favorite drink to sip on Christmas morning or after Christmas dinner. A drizzle of maple syrup is a great way to add a bit more sweetness to your eggnog latte if you so desire. 

Eggnog Latte Recipe with whipped cream and nutmeg

You might also like our Cinnamon Spiced Winter Coffee Recipe.

Easy Eggnog Latte Recipe (Better than Starbucks)

Easy Eggnog Latte Recipe (Better than Starbucks)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

This eggnog latte recipe is the perfect festive drink for the holiday season. Sweet nutmeg and creamy eggnog make the best cozy drink.


  • 1/2 cup (4oz) creamy eggnog
  • 1/2 cup (4oz) strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup (4oz) milk of choice


  1. Brew a strong cup of coffee and set aside.
  2. Combine eggnog and milk in a small suacepan or milk frothing pitcher.
  3. Warm over medium heat but do not boil.
  4. Use a handheld milk frother to froth the milk mixture.
  5. Pour coffee in a mug and top with eggnog milk mixture.
  6. Top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

All Nutritional Information is approximate and will vary

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  1. Its getting to eggnog time again. Never made or tried it so will have to give this a whirl this year.
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  2. Thank you for sharing this on Farmhouse Friday 325. I can hardly wait to try this!!! I think I better have enough for seconds. Featuring it tomorrow. Hope you link up again soon. pinned