With the festive Christmas season in full swing, its a perfect time to talk flavoured lattes. Whether enjoyed in a travel mug as you’re hurrying off to work, sitting in your pj’s relaxing, or taking some “me” time at the end of the day when the house is quiet, drinking a cup of holiday cheer is a fantastic way to cozy up to the season.
To me, eggnog is a special holiday treat that my parents gave to me in advent when I was a child. Whenever I drink it today, it always brings a smile to my face, and I am reminded of past Christmases. For those occasions where I would like the extra comfort of a warm drink, or when entertaining friends, the eggnog latte is a wonderful drink, and very easy to make.
Eggnog Latte Recipe
- double shot of espresso
- 1 cup of eggnog
- dash of cinnamon & nutmeg if desired.
I like to use a dark roast coffee bean for eggnog lattes, and grind it extra fine. If it’s a late night drink and you don’t want caffeine, you can use decaf beans. As always, use cold fresh water, and allow the espresso machine to heat up before starting. Brew the espresso and add to your cup. Add cinnamon & nutmeg to the espresso, if desired. If you prefer the sweeter style of lattes popular at some commercial coffee shops, you can add a tablespoon of sugar to your cup.
I prefer low fat eggnog, but the rich regular eggnog will work too. Pour the eggnog into the stainless steel pitcher, and foam it just like you would for milk. If you only want a light eggnog flavour (yes, some people find it strong or overpowering), add just half a cup of light eggnog, and the rest 2% milk. Once heated and foamed, pour into your cup of espresso.
If you’re into latte art, a snowflake design is sure to impress.