Egg Nog Latte

Easy homemade Eggnog Latte recipe. Make this classic coffee house drink at home, with no special equipment needed!

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

Copy Cat Starbucks Eggnog Latte

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

When I’m out Christmas shopping I absolutely must get an eggnog latte. Maybe it’s the delicious drink. Maybe it’s the red cup. Either way, I order it every holiday season.

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.

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!

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.

Don’t forget the Whipped Cream on top!

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!

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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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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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.

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. Wasn’t the dairy adventure a blast! so much fun! I want to go back to Pearl Valley and eat my weight in cheese!

    1. Haha!! Yes, love Pearly Valley. It was so hard to choose which ones to purchase, they all tasted awesome!!

  2. I also never go to starbucks because I want to put my kids through colllege 😉
    BUT, Now I can totally just get my fix at home. BOO ya!
    So fun to be part of such a great event with you!Pinned!

  3. Would you believe I don’t even know what a Starbucks eggnog latte tastes like? And I. Love. Eggnog. (We just don’t get it overseas unless we go nuts and make it ourselves.) So now I’ll just have to take your word (and recipe) for it!

  4. You had me at the picture!! This looks amazing and look how cute you look feeding the calves. 🙂 How fun and a great cause! PS My kids always think the get something at starbucks too. So now I go when they are in school, hehe. Don’t tell them. 🙂

  5. I can definitely see myself making this eggnog latte on Christmas eve this year and devouring rugged up in front of the fire place. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe!

  6. I’ve never ordered an Eggnog latte from Starbucks! But now that you say it’s your thing I may just have to. Funny, I have a carton of nog I was about to throw away b/c I baked with it for the season, mission accomplished 🙂 But I should make your drink. LOVE the frothy nuke tip!!!

  7. Love this – eggnog lattes are my fav too! And what a great company – I love that they give back!

  8. I love this program to provide milk to hungry families. I’ll definitely be hopping over to “like” those photos. And this latte…I could happily sip on one of these everyday.

  9. Mmm this could be dangerous for me to make in my own home… I may need to test the recipe several times, too 🙂

  10. Oh this is perfect! Starbucks in my area isn’t getting the eggnog latte and I really want to try it!

  11. I just love all your coffee drinks. Why spend a ton at a high end coffee shop when I can come to here and get great recipes. Pinning!

  12. Thanks for sharing a “high end coffee drink” recipe that I don’t need an expresso machine for! I don’t have one and that’s not gonna change anytime soon =) This looks simple, cheap to make and so much nicer than waiting in that darn Starbucks line for 20 minutes.

    1. You’re very welcome Laura! (PS, I do ironically have an espresso machine, as well as many other awesome items up for a giveaway, if you haven’t entered yet to win!) https://www.shugarysweets.com/black-friday-giveaway-worth-400

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