Homemade Eggnog Latte

Homemade Eggnog Latte
Eggnog lattes are one of those drinks that really fit in with the Christmas season. Unlike Peppermint Mochas and even gingerbread spiced drinks, they’re not really something that you can drink year-round because the key ingredient – eggnog – is not widely available in the spring and summer. So, I say …

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Homemade Eggnog Latte
Eggnog lattes are one of those drinks that really fit in with the Christmas season. Unlike Peppermint Mochas and even gingerbread spiced drinks, they’re not really something that you can drink year-round because the key ingredient – eggnog – is not widely available in the spring and summer. So, I say splurge while you can and, if you’re an eggnog latte fan, don’t hesitate to enjoy a few around Christmas or New Year’s. And with this recipe for a Homemade Eggnog Latte, you don’t have to run out to the nearest coffee shop to enjoy one, because you can make one easily yourself!

An eggnog latte starts with eggnog. I recommend starting with a store bought eggnog for this type of drink, as they tend to be a little more consistent when you’re heating them up. You’ll have your choice of full fat, low fat and a variety of nondairy eggnogs. While I use a classic dairy eggnog in the recipe below, you can also use nondairy options for this drink. Don’t pick a ‘nog that comes with alcohol added to it because it will be difficult to steam up to a nice consistency, but you can spike your coffee with a splash of brandy or bourbon after you mix up the drink and I won’t tell. Above all, choose a brand you like because the latte is going to get all of its flavor from that eggnog.

The eggnog should be steamed with an espresso machine or heated and vigorously “steamed” by hand (which you can do by using a countertop milk frother/steamer or by vigorously whisking it in a medium bowl) to give it some body and create a nice head of foam on top of the drink. Since eggnog is already sweetened, you won’t need to add any extra sugar to your latte. I always add a little extra vanilla and nutmeg to make those flavors – which are classic ‘nog ingredients – really pop.

The eggnog is then combined with strong coffee or espresso, along with a bit of vanilla and nutmeg. You probably won’t have to add additional sugar to this because the eggnog is already sweet, but you can mix in a spoonful of sugar if that is how you prefer your coffee drinks. I tend to serve this as-is, with the milk foam on top of the drink, although it can also be finished with a spoonful of whipped cream and a dusting of extra nutmeg. Serve with a slice of cake or your favorite cookies.

Homemade Eggnog Latte
8 oz store bought eggnog
2 oz espresso or
4 oz strong coffee
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
whipped cream, optional

Steam eggnog using an espresso machine or a countertop milk steamer, or heat in the microwave and vigorously froth with a whisk until it is thick and foamy.
In a large mug, combine espresso (or strong coffee), vanilla extract and nutmeg. Top with steamed eggnog. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

Serves 1.

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Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee
During the stay-at-home orders of the coronavirus pandemic, people are spending a lot of time on social media and trying to figure out what to make with the ingredients already in their pantries. This created the perfect situation for Dalgona Coffee to go viral. This whipped coffee drink arose in South Korea and …

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Dalgona Coffee
During the stay-at-home orders of the coronavirus pandemic, people are spending a lot of time on social media and trying to figure out what to make with the ingredients already in their pantries. This created the perfect situation for Dalgona Coffee to go viral. This whipped coffee drink arose in South Korea and quickly spread all over the globe. The delicious coffee drink is made with only a few simple pantry ingredients and tastes as good as it looks.

Dalgona coffee gets its name from a type of candy. Dalgona candy (also known as ppopgi) is honeycomb toffee that is a popular street food snack in Korea. Honeycomb toffee/sponge candy is actually made in a lot of countries because it is such an easy treat to make, just adding baking soda to boilling sugar to aerate it before allowing it to set up. The coffee shares the name because of its color and whipped consistency, which is remarkably similar to that of the toffee, although it is less sticky and less sweet.

Dalgona coffee is made by combining instant coffee with sugar and a small amount of water, then beating the mixture together until it has more than quadrupled in volume and formed soft peaks. You can whip it by hand, but it goes much faster (about 4 minutes) with a hand mixer. Once it reaches soft peaks, set it aside and fill a glass with ice and the milk of your choice. I used whole milk for this one, but feel free to use any nondairy milk you like. Next, spoon the coffee on top of the milk and serve!

Dalgona Coffee

The whipped coffee has a great coffee flavor and is not very sweet at all. If you want to bump up the coffee even more, feel free to use instant espresso or a combination of instant espresso and instant coffee. Coffee grounds shouldn’t be used, as they won’t dissolve like instant coffee will. The whipped coffee is incredibly smooth and fluffy. It will hold its shape on top of the milk and should be stirred in (or the drink should be served with a straw) to serve it.

This is a fun drink to make and delicious to drink. I prefer to bump up the coffee in mind by adding a shot of espresso on top of the milk before spooning on the whipped coffee, but the whipped coffee and milk combination is outstanding on its own. It’s not hard to see why this drink went viral or why it is a fun DIY coffee drink to tackle when you’re stuck at home.

Dalgona Coffee
2 tbsp instant coffee
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tbsp water
ice
milk
espresso (optional)

In a small mixing bowl, combine instant coffee, sugar and water. Beat with a hand mixer on low speed to combine, then beat on high speed until mixture is very thick, light and fluffy – about 4 minutes.
Fill a tall glass with ice and milk. Top with shot of espresso, if desired. Spoon whipped coffee on top and serve.

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