I have one word for you. Eggnog.
Yes, I’m going there… already. A couple of weeks ago I was standing on line at Starbucks and saw that they have an eggnog latte on their menu. I’ve made an Eggnog Frappuccino before… which is to die for, but I’d never made a hot version until now. After seeing how easy it was to make a pumpkin spice latte at home, I knew that I had to give the eggnog version a try.
Do you recognize the glass of eggnog? It’s from my favorite Christmas movie that I must watch every year.
You can enjoy the eggnog latte without the whipped cream. But let’s be real here. We all know that eggnog is not exactly the healthiest thing to consume so you might as well go for broke here and pile on the whipped cream. And I challenge you to sip without getting whipped cream on your nose. 😉
This latte is freaking awesome. Period. End of story. I want this drink everyday until the grocery store stops selling eggnog. And the holiday weight gain begins. Okay, so that’s not realistic so let’s do this. Let’s say that from now until the end of time (or until the stores stop selling eggnog at the end of the season) I deem every Friday to be Eggnog Friday. Of course we have to celebrate Eggnog Fridays with eggnog… or an eggnog latte. It’s in the name after all. But hey, if you want to enjoy eggnog on a random Thursday, then I won’t tell anyone. 😉
Eggnog Latte Recipe
- 1/2 cup black coffee
- 3/4 cup eggnog
- (optional) whipped topping
- sprinkling of nutmeg
- Brew the coffee. Any unflavored coffee will do, but make sure you like what you are brewing.
- Pour the coffee into a mug.
- In a small saucepan, over Medium heat, warm the eggnog. Stir it with a whisk until it starts to bubble.
- Turn the heat off.
- Use an immersion blender to create the froth. I poured the warm eggnog into the measuring cup that came with my immersion blender. If yours didn’t come with a container then use any tall container or work directly in the saucepan. If you don’t have an immersion blender then use a whisk and whisk vigorously. (If you are going the whisk method here, you may want to have a can of whipped cream handy for extra foam.) Note that a whisk will not create the same frothy texture as an immersion blender.
- Pour the frothy eggnog into the coffee.
- (Optional) Top with whipped topping.
- Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner
Here are some other excellent eggnog treats.