Christmas Eggnog Latte

Christmas is right around the corner, and what better way to prepare then getting some interesting recipes under your belt? Eggnog is the classic Christmas celebration drink, easy to make, and we’ve got a café twist for all you coffee lovers!

 

 

Making homemade eggnog latte is incredibly easy if you follow my eggnog latte recipe. Firstly, we make the eggnog, too serve 8, so all the family can enjoy.

  • 3 cups (700ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy or double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 (130g) cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175ml) Bacardi Dark Rum, or bourbon    
  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.
  3. Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Now onto the eggnog.

  1. first, start by making eggnog. I’ll highlight the steps for how to make eggnog in a minute.
  2. then make espresso or strongly-brewed coffee;
  3. to make eggnog latte, combine the hot coffee with the homemade eggnog and some nutmeg in a blender;
  4. blend until frothy (if you don’t have a blender you can mix the coffee and eggnog in a sealed mason jar by shaking it vigorously);
  5. transfer to a festive mug (it doesn’t have to be festive but it’s a nice touch);
  6. garnish with nutmeg;
  7. serve hot.