Hello Mama’s. ‘Tis the season and Happy Holidays! I think we can officially bust out the eggnog, cinnamon and all of those sinfully, decadent desserts, eh?! Eggnog has never been my favorite, until now. It’s important for me to learn how to enjoy the simple things in life and being a coffee addict gets boring if you don’t add flavors to the mix. This delicious maple bourbon is perfect for cold, Saturday nights. Currently, I am sipping on an iced eggnog latte created right here at home! I am one of those concoction people but I’m also a really simple gal! This is just too easy not to share.
I did not look up any recipes prior to making my own at home because I figured a simple addition to my coffee would be this Southern Comfort Eggnog, some whipped cream and call it a day! This is the time of year where I sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg (on everything, haha). I’ve been making iced coffee at home for a very long time and this just topped off that craving for Christmas desserts.
Homemade Iced Eggnog Latte
Using your Keurig or Nespresso machine, brew a strong, small cup of coffee ( I used the first button on my Keurig )- you can also whip up an espresso shot for that rich flavor. I didn’t have any shots left so I just brewed a cup of coffee. Starbucks ground tastes better than any other brand by far but use whatever you have on hand.
- 6-8 oz glass
- a handful of ice cubes
- premade (store bought) Eggnog
- shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee
- sugar (optional)
- whipped cream
- nutmeg or cinnamon
- cinnamon sticks
- frother (not completely necessary)
I already had most of these ingredients at home, just bought the eggnog and whipped cream from our local grocers and had a blast whipping it up.
There’s a few different ways you can do this! I did differently on each day.
You can froth the eggnog for a foamier experience or simply pour right over your coffee. Use about 1/2 cup of eggnog to each cup of coffee or add more to your liking.
- Add Ice To Glass
- Pour Coffee Into Glass ( About Halfway )
- Pour Eggnog Directly Into the glass and give a little whirl
- Add Whipped Cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg for additional holiday flavor. I slipped a cinnamon stick into the glass as well. YUM
The days are different for me. Sometimes I’ll add more coffee, perhaps even the coffee + a turbo shot, less eggnog and/or more eggnog. Just depends on my taste buds. You cannot go wrong no matter how you whip it up. I will say BE CAREFUL not to add too many iced cubes to avoid the watering down. Then it will taste awful.
My next attempt will be a warm one but for now, even in the midst of the colder weather, I’m enjoying iced. It just beats that afternoon craving before dinner time when I get extremely HANGRY! Ha.
Here’s some really good recipes as well! I like to share other ways of making something just in case y’all have different go-to’s. But I’m far too lazy (busy) to do it from scratch.
What is your favorite holiday treat? Curious minds like to know.