This is the first year that Ty and I will share Christmas between both our families and I’m excited to embrace the new family traditions. A few weeks ago, Ty and I put ourselves in charge of making homemade eggnog to enjoy on Christmas Eve with my in-laws. We’ve been searching for the perfect recipe for weeks now, and as I mentioned in last week’s Happy List post, I think we’ve finally found it!
While we were searching, I also came across a recipe for an eggnog latte and can’t think of a more festive treat to enjoy on Christmas morning. It’s so easy to make at home too, you can use store-bought eggnog or make your own and you don’t even need an espresso machine. This latte tastes so yummy it’ll feel like you’ve had a home delivery from Starbucks (except better because you never had to leave the house and you’re still in your PJs!).
I thought I’d share the recipe here in case an eggnog latte strikes your fancy on Christmas morning! I can’t wait to sip mine while watching my niece and nephew’s excited little faces while opening their Christmas presents.
2 shot espresso (or 1/2 cup prepared strong coffee)
2/3 cup eggnog
1/3 cup milk
dusting of nutmeg
1// Prepare the coffee. I love my Breville Espresso Maker (a hand-me-down from my Dad!) and use it every day. You can make this latte without a espresso maker though, by preparing your coffee how you usually do in your favourite cup or mug but at double concentration.
2// Steam the milk. Combine the milk, eggnog and sugar (if desired). Again, I use my Breville Espresso Maker to froth my milk, but you can do it just with a glass jar, a lid and a microwave. Pour the mixture into the glass jar, screw on the lid and vigorously shake the mixture until it doubles in volume with air bubbles (takes about 30-45 seconds). Heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds on high, and then repeat these steps a second time until the milk mixture is nice and frothy.
3// Slowly the milk mixture into the prepared coffee, using a spoon to hold back the foam. Finally, spoon the foam on top and lightly dust with ground nutmeg. Enjoy!
Now that I’ve mastered the eggnog latte, there’ll be no stopping me! What is your favourite holiday drink to enjoy? Happy holidays everyone and thank you so much for reading! XO