Leave it to me to like eggnog as soon as you add some sort of caffeine to it. In this case, I added two shots of espresso and this iced eggnog latte is now a seasonal drink that I could get behind.
I haven’t ever tried Starbucks’ eggnog latte so I honestly have nothing to compare it to. I liked my iced eggnog latte (because we all know I have an iced latte 365 days a year) and I imagine the Starbucks one is probably sweeter.
However, I don’t think this is a drink you could have every day. It’s so heavy and if you don’t make your own eggnog, it can get sickenly sweet. The espresso was a nice mix in this drink because it cut through the sweetness of the eggnog and balanced it out.
It was a nice little caffeine boost in the afternoon when I made it but for some reason, caffeine in the afternoon doesn’t affect me like it used to and it’s starting to worry me. Is it because I’m actually getting old?!
Usually I can’t have caffeine after one or two in the afternoon but for the past several months, I have been to get that extra boost to get through the afternoon and I still sleep really well at night.
WHAT IS GOING ON?!
You’re going to be so fancy making this at home instead of driving to Starbucks! Don’t forget to sip this in front of the Christmas tree or fireplace ;)
Iced Eggnog Latte
Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.
- 2 shots espresso
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup eggnog
- Ground nutmeg
- Pour espresso and eggnog over ice and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle ground nutmeg on top, if desired.