Making your own coffee shop swanky drinks isn’t hard. In fact with the variety of flavorings and a little experimentation you can make your holiday coffee recipes right at home, saving tons of money. Egg nog is one of my favorite seasonal drinks! I look for it just around Halloween so I can squeeze in every ounce of egg nog bliss I can before it’s gone in January. Egg nog lattés or egg nog coffee drinks are some of the easiest to make because of the simplicity of ingredients.
I remember when Egg Nog Lattés launched several years ago at Starbucks. They were (and still are) cut with non-fat milk which greatly reduces the flavor of the egg nog. The taste and thickness of the egg nog is diluted enough with the coffee so further diluting it with milk just doesn’t taste very egg-noggy. Now, some people prefer it cut with something. If you want to tamp down the flavor of the egg nog, use heavy whipping cream. This will keep the velvety texture along with the fat content for nice steaming and foam finish.
Egg Nog Latté Ingredients
Two main ingredients: good quality coffee and egg nog. That’s it. As I mentioned in previous posts, quality coffee is the foundation for a good coffee house worthy drink. Any brand of egg nog will do; just grab your favorite one. Or if you know how to make your own, even better! Top it off with a little whip cream sprinkled with allspice and nutmeg for a fancy finish. Now for some modifications. I prefer to use almond milk in my drinks and I’ve found a delicious Holiday Nog by Califia Farms which I found at my local grocery store. It’s the closest to egg nog that I have found in the realm of nut milks. Dairy free options seem to get better and better every year so next year might yield a different brand. You can also use egg nog syrup instead of real egg nog, just take into account the sweetness. If using syrup, stick with 2 tbsp to start with for each 12 oz cup of milk/coffee. Then you can adjust from there. Syrup is also a great alternative if you’re not a creamer-milk-in-your-coffee kind of person.
The Holiday Coffee Recipe
Pretty simple huh? This drink gives all the feels when it comes to holiday coffee drinks. This is another one that will blow your guests mind! If you want to blow their minds even more, serve them in the clear latté mugs! What other drinks do you serve during the holidays?