(Better Than Starbucks!) Eggnog Latte

This post has been updated to include new images and a recipe video. Eggnog Latte I have to admit that I love my more-than-occasional trips to Starbucks. It feels like such a treat to have a tasty latte prepared just for me. Eggnog Latte - The Ingredients However, the frequency of these trips has increased and my once-beloved “treat” has now turned into an expensive habit routine. So, I started thinking. [Insert image of wheels very slowly starting to turn] Eggnog Latte - Making The Steamed Milk If I purchased an espresso machine, how long until I would save money on my lattes?  Hmmm. Well, turns out espresso makers — at least the ones I would want — are like $2000.  Um, no thanks. Eggnog Latte - Without An Espresso Maker Then, I thought about what actually goes into a latte and, suddenly, it didn’t seem so difficult to try it out at home without an espresso machine. So, I gave it a shot (ha — pun totally intended!) and…it was phenomenal! Eggnog Latte - Without An Espresso Maker Thanks to my handy dandy Stick Blender, this is all a breeze.  Man, I love that thing! Eggnog Latte - Using A Stick Blender But, it’s also totally possible to make using just a mason jar and lid.  Seriously, is there anything mason jars can’t do? I’ve now made Eggnog Lattes, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Mocha Lattes (*eh hem* all my favorites from Starbucks, in case you were wondering). Eggnog Latte - Pouring and Reserving The Foam Truthfully, these actually rival the best lattes I’ve had at Starbucks.  (Why do I feel like lightening is now going to strike me for saying that?  Weird.) Plus, they cost just a fraction of the price. I determined a tall-sized equivalent of my Eggnog Latte costs $1.18 per serving. Um…that’s a HUGE difference! Eggnog Latte - Sprinkling The Nutmeg So, here you go!  Try out this Eggnog Latte.  It is so simple and so delicious (and so darn cheap). I hope you (and your wallet) like it as much as Dustin and I do. Eggnog Latte Oh, and I totally recommend trying out my homemade eggnog recipe as well — it’s super delicious and helps to make one very yummy latte. Curious to see how to make one? Watch me make it both ways in the video below!

Eggnog Latte

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(Better Than Starbucks) Eggnog Latte
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Here's a tasty (better-than-Starbucks!) Eggnog Latte recipe. It's so easy to make a latte at hom without an espresso maker!
Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 1
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅔ cup eggnog (here's my eggnog recipe)
  • ½ cup prepared unflavored coffee at double concentration (or 2 shots espresso)
  • pinch of ground nutmeg, optional (but oh so tasty!)
  1. To make the steamed milk, there are 2 methods: (1) Using a Stick Blender or (2) Using a large glass jar with a tight lid.
  2. Pour the milk, eggnog and sugar into a microwave-safe jar or cup. I use the mixing cup that came with my stick blender.
  3. Either using the stick blender or your hands, shake/mix the milk mixture vigorously for 30-45 seconds. Stop when the mixture appears to have doubled in volume due to air bubbles.
  4. Remove the cover, if applicable, and place the mixture into the microwave. Heat on high for 30-45 seconds, or until the mixture starts to bubble up almost to the top of the jar. Take care not to let the milk mixture overflow the jar or to bubble too much and then fall flat.
  5. Repeat these two steps (shaking and then heating) a second time until the milk is nice and frothy.
  6. Pour the hot prepared coffee (or espresso) into the bottom of a deep mug. Holding back the milk foam with a spoon, carefully pour the milk mixture into the coffee. Do not stir. Gently spoon the foam over the top. Sprinkle with some freshly grated (or ground) nutmeg if you wish.


  1. Noel says

    Loved this recipe! I used the same proportions, but to make my foam heated the milk in a saucepan and used an aerolatte (which is wonderful to have on hand!). Next time, I will cut out all the sugar as I felt it was too sweet with it. Definitely a keeper.

  2. Maureen says

    I just made this eggnog latte in my Vitamix. I put all the ingredients (including the nutmeg) in the container and it turned out perfect, with lots of froth. This is the best homemade eggnog latte I have ever made. Thank you so much!

  3. Patricia says

    Do you think this recipe could be made using a milk frothed, if one happened to have one? Would you heat the milk mixture first then froth?

  4. Kealey Schafer says

    Thanks so much for this, I am a Starbucks junkie and have needed to cut back. This is better than the eggnog latte at Starbucks and I’m no longer spending $5 a day for it. This is so exciting haha I can’t wait to try some new ones! Please post your other home made latte recipes. Happy Holidays to you and yours!


  5. Penney says

    Can you post how you make the pumpkin spice latte? I really shouldn’t be spending nearly $5 for a tall latte :) I have a relatively cheap espresso machine (a Mr. Coffee) and it does the job. I don’t use the frother attachment, because it is a pain in the butt! I heat my milk in the microwave and whip it with an Aerolatte.

  6. Pam says

    This looks so yummy Lacey!!
    I also have to make that beef stew from the last post!! We love a great stew and thanks for
    the video!

    Pam :)

  7. Melissa says

    Tried this today. Tasted just like the real thing. I had a hard time getting enough foam on mine with the stick blender but then my sons with protein powder in it foamed like crazy!It was very good, thanks!

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