Egg Nog Latte

 Do you love a hot, creamy Egg Nog Latte? Well, guess what? You can now make them at home–no espresso machine required!

Egg Nog Latte: a delicious, hot and creamy homemade version! No espresso machine needed!!

You guys. I have a confession: this was a recipe I wound up testing multiple times.

Not that I changed anything from the first time I tested my Eggnog Latte recipe…it just needed several tests. To make sure I got it right. (Or maybe because this coffee lover has a serious latte addiction. The world will never know.)

Actually, in all seriousness, this drink turned out perfect the first time . . . and the next time, and the time after that. I have a feeling that once you try it, you’ll understand why I’ve been compelled to make one almost every day!

Copy Cat Starbucks Eggnog Latte

Egg Nog Lattes are one of my favorite holiday drinks from Starbucks.

I know I say I don’t go to Starbuck’s very often, and really I don’t. If I did, I’d spend a fortune, because my teens think they get to order something too! But, when I’m out Christmas shopping and Eggnog Latte is my thang.  It’s a must have every year!

Maybe it’s the delicious drink. Maybe it’s the red cup. Either way, I order it every holiday season when I’m out and about picking up all the holiday goodies I need.

That is, until now. My Starbucks isn’t carrying my favorite drink this season! If you’re like most of North America, you’re probably facing this same dilemma.

Instead of letting devastation ensue (#firstworldproblems), I went to my kitchen to whip up my own Egg Nog Latte.

Take THAT Starbucks. Cause guess what? Mine is better than yours. (Do you hear me singing and taunting as I say that?? Cause I am).

And the best part? You don’t need a special espresso maker to make this recipe! You’re welcome.

I know you’re probably wondering, “How do you get the frothy, steamy milk?”

Well. The microwave. And my friend, the mason jar. Just shake it up and you’re good to go.

I use this mason jar method for just about all of my beloved copycat Starbucks creations, including the Mocha Latte and Brown Sugar Latte. Works like a charm!

Egg Nog Latte: a delicious, hot and creamy homemade version! No espresso machine needed!!

Ingredient Notes

  • Brewed Coffee- I’m talking STRONG coffee here! Add a few tablespoons more to your pot than you would for a typical cup of Joe. The stronger the coffee, the more closely the taste will resemble the signature rich Starbucks espresso.
  • Eggnog – Store bought egg nog works great with this recipe or you can make your own eggnog! For a dairy free version, substitute your favorite nondairy eggnog like soy, almond or coconut.
  • Milk – Again, use whichever milk you prefer in your Starbucks drink. Whole milk makes an extremely rich latte so I typically prefer skim. Nondairy milk works well too!

Easy Instructions

It takes less time and effort to make this holiday beverage than it does to drive to your local Starbucks. (Not to mention the money you’ll save!)

Put milk and eggnog together in a mason jar, secure the lid and shake well. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and shake again. Repeat this step two more times.

Divide your freshly brewed hot coffee between two mugs and top with the foamy eggnog mixture.

To serve, add whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Recipe FAQs

Can this be made without coffee?

Yes, you can make a copy cat Starbucks “steamer” (flavored latte without coffee) by just omitting the coffee. Or try substituting strong brewed black tea for the coffee!

Can this be made iced?

Sure! If you prefer an iced latte, skip the shaking and eating step. Pour cooled coffee over a glass of ice cubes (or frozen coffee cubes) and add the eggnog and milk. Stir and enjoy.

Can this recipe be doubled?

Absolutely, but you’ll either need to shake and heat the milk in separate batches or use a larger mason jar. Whether or not you have a big mason jar, this recipe makes it super easy to make a batch of eggnog lattes for a group!

This homemade Eggnog Latte has become my favorite way to drink eggnog! Skip the Starbucks line and make these at home to toast the holiday season instead.

Don’t forget the Whipped Cream on top!

Yield: 2 servings

Egg Nog Latte

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 cup STRONG brewed coffee
  • ¾ cup egg nog
  • ½ cup milk
  • whipped cream and nutmeg, for garnish


  1. Add egg nog and milk to a pint sized mason jar, with lid. Shake and remove lid. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Shake again, repeat twice (for a total of one minute, 30 seconds cooking time).
  2. Brew strong coffee. Pour coffee into two mugs. Top with foamy egg nog mixture.
  3. Add whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg if desired. ENJOY.


  • I make my coffee double strength when brewing for this latte.
  • You can also make this low fat by using low fat egg nog and fat free milk. ENJOY.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 1, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi, I am a Brit so not familiar with eggnog.
    My daughter loves Starbucks Eggnog lattes and bemoans the fact that they are only available around Christmas so I would like to surprise her (I have mastered the Toffee Nut latte, another of her favourites).
    Do you make your own eggnog (recipe, please) or can you recommend commercially available make? We have something called Warninks Advocaat in the UK, do you know if this is the same stuff?

  2. I love the idea of using a Mason jar to make this frothy! You are a GENIUS. Totally making a latte at home this weekend vs. going to Starbucks. Also, having you on that ADA trip was so much fun!

  3. And now I need a latte STAT! Love your homemade version of a holiday favorite. Thanks for feeding my coffee addiction, Aimee! Pinned!

  4. The Eggnog Latte’s are my favorite, but buying them too much is bad for my wallet! Yay for fancy coffee house drinks at home in our jammies! Love this!

  5. Whoa whoa whoa, back up for a second… No eggnog lattes this year??? I haven’t been to Starbucks in ages (for the same reason, I spend WAY too much every time I walk in! all those cute mugs for photo props!), but I had no idea they weren’t selling it this year. Boo! Thank goodness you came up with an exact copycat to save the day! 🙂

    1. Some areas of the country have them….just not my Starbucks here in IL. Bummer. Actually it’s a good thing! Now I learned how to make them at home. Cheaper. Oh wait, bad thing. Now I make them at home, often! Must use low fat, haha!!

      1. Oh my gosh, YES. Copycats can be so dangerous!! Especially those coffee drinks that disappear way too quickly… 😉

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