Rum & Eggnog Latte is great to enjoy during tree trimming, present wrapping, or just to celebrate and spread some holiday cheer.
How can you resist creamy hot eggnog, bold coffee, a splash of rum, all topped with frothed milk and a dusting of nutmeg? The ultimate eggnog recipe for a delicious latte.
This spiked eggnog recipe is a holiday classic and a party favourite. Sometimes you want a HOT drink. Move over Starbucks, this is the BEST eggnog coffee latte. It pairs perfectly with my Christmas croissant recipe.
Are you in the holiday spirit yet? I just heard today the Jonas Brothers released their new Christmas album. Loving the sounds of this. We even got our outdoor Christmas lights up (yes BEFORE Halloween). Much more enjoyable to do in cool not freezing weather.
If you have never tried to make a latte at home, you are in for a treat. They are SUPER easy and budget-friendly too. YES, you can create that super frothy foam topping EASILY.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this eggnog coffee are at the bottom of the post.
Once you give this latte recipe a try, you will want more homemade lattes. Here are a few:
Spiked Eggnog Coffee Ingredients
If you do not have a fancy espresso machine, don’t fret (neither do I). You can still make this easily at home.
Here is what you will need:
- good quality eggnog
- great tasting rum
- *(affiliate link) instant espresso (yes that is right)
Did you know you can make a latte with instant coffee? I know the coffee fanatics may not think this is ideal. This is a GREAT way to enjoy lattes at home without an espresso machine.
TIP: I even make lattes with strong, bold coffee too. Do you have a* Keurig machine (affiliate)? You can make espresso on demand.
Now, when it comes to making that frothy topping, here is my GO-TO METHOD that works every time! Buy THIS *(affiliate link) milk frother. I could not make lattes without it. Makes a GREAT Christmas gift.
You can never go wrong with popcorn balls on the treat tray. These white chocolate covered popcorn balls look like snowballs trimmed with holiday sprinkles.
How To Make A Rum And Eggnog Latte
When I say this is EASY, I really mean it is EASY.
Here is what you do:
- place your eggnog in a pot and heat to just under boiling
- make your espresso in a measuring cup
- add some rum to a mug
- add the espresso to the mug
- froth the eggnog
- top the espresso/rum mixture with the foam
- sprinkle on some nutmeg
OMG, can you believe it? So easy! I guarantee you will be making this Christmas latte LOTS during the holiday season.
For this recipe, I used store-bought eggnog. I look for the creamiest version I can get my hands on.
YES, I know, ALL the extra calories but it is the holidays. Feel free to use a light version if you like.
If you make homemade eggnog, BONUS points to you!
Best Alcohol For Spiked Coffees
This is where you can have LOTS of fun. Making a different eggnog latte drink by switching up the alcohol. Of course, it is perfectly fine to have non-alcoholic eggnog lattes too (remember do not drink and drive).
Some GREAT things to add to eggnog are:
- rum (white, dark, or spiced)
What is the best amount of alcohol to add to your latte? Most times it is 1 to 2 ounces per drink. It depends on the size of the latte and also the variety of alcohol you are using. This is personal preference, so I will leave it to you to find the amount that works best for you.
I even have a Boozy Bourbon Iced Coffee you may like to try.
What is your favourite holiday drink?
In case you need some ideas, here are a few:
- Holiday Cranberry Punch
- Boozy Cinnamon Cocoa
- Spiked Apple Cider
- Candy Cane Martini
- Pomegranate Yule Mule
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Homemade Eggnog Latte
- 8 ounces strong coffee (fresh or instant)
- 6 ounces eggnog
- 2 ounces rum (white or amber)
- Nutmeg (for topping)
- Place eggnog in a pot and heat to just under boiling.
- Make espresso in a measuring cup with boiling water.
- Place rum in mug.
- Add hot espresso to the rum.
- Froth eggnog.
- Add eggnog to mug and top with foam.
- Sprinkle nutmeg.