Rum & Eggnog Latte is great to enjoy during tree trimming, present wrapping, or just to celebrate the holiday season.
How can you resist creamy hot eggnog, bold coffee, a splash of rum, all topped with frothed milk and a dusting of nutmeg?
Spiked eggnog with rum is a holiday classic and a party favourite. Sometimes you want a HOT drink. This is the BEST eggnog coffee latte. You can’t buy this at Starbucks.
I will admit, I had a Starbucks Eggnog Latte the FIRST day it was available this year. This is sort of a holiday tradition for me.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for making this Rum and Eggnog Latte are at the bottom of this post.
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.
Once you give this latte recipe a try, you will want more homemade lattes. Here are a few:
RUM & EGGNOG LATTE INGREDIENTS
If you do not have a fancy espresso machine, don’t fret (neither do I). You can still make this rum and eggnog recipe 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.
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 USE IT ALL THE TIME! It turns that hot eggnog into that delicious frothy topping in no time. I could not make lattes without it. Makes a GREAT Christmas gift.
Looking for some great food gifts? Check out this Edible Gifts for Christmas roundup.
HOW TO MAKE AN 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 TO ADD TO EGGNOG
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.
What is your favourite holiday drink?
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If you are an eggnog lover (like me), here are a few more ways to use it in delicious holiday recipes:
- Eggnog For The Holidays
- Creamy Eggnog Whipped Cream
- Eggnog Pudding Shots
- Eggnog Cake
- Eggnog Macarons
- Eggnog Stuffed French Toast
Rum & 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.