Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Eggnog Latte

Picture this: You’re at your local mall, elbowing pushy parents for that (insert 2010′s version of the Teddy Ruxpin here) and trying to determine if buying shower gel for your co-worker is akin to telling her she has B.O. You’re feeling tired, and cranky and are quickly losing that holiday spirit. You need a pick-me-up.
And hark! The angels sing! There it is, advertised in big red letters at your favorite ubiquitous coffee shop. The eggnog latte. It smells like Grandma’s kitchen and feels like pure yuletide joy running down your throat. But…ouch! You’ve already spent a lot buying toy train sets for the wee ones and a tie clip for your father-in-law. Can you afford to spend another 5 bucks on one coffee?

The short answer is no. Go home, and make it yourself. It’s really, really easy. All you need are these four things: really strong coffee, regular or soy milk, eggnog, and pumpkin pie spice.
Eggnog Latte
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup eggnog
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger brewed espresso
  • 1 pinch pumpkin pie spice

Directions: Heat milk and eggnog in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking to create a foam. Pour in a jigger of espresso or really strong coffee, then fleck with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg.

There now, don’t you feel better? And if you haven’t submitted your final laminated list to Santa yet, make sure you ask for one more gift–a gym membership. Because you’ve just ingested half your daily fat allowance in three gulps. Happy Holidays!

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Shannon
    haha I read tie clip as clip-on tie for your father. Then I imagined my dad with a little clip-on tie and I almost spit out my made-at-home coffee with a splash of skim milk…I’m old school. I have never bought anything at fancy coffee store, ya know why? Well, I’ll tell you. For the cost of a coffee, you can get about 13 tacos from Taco Bell. Tacos win in my book!
  • Lelan @ Good Gravy!
    Oh, that eggnog latte sounds delish. And hilarious about your thought process re: body wash. Ha ha!
  • Trish
    Wow, haven’t heard of Teddy Ruxpin in a while – brings back memories. This perfect warm beverage to get us in the holiday spirit.
  • Monet
    Smile. This post made me laugh. I can certainly empathize with those holiday shopping feelings/thoughts! There is nothing like an eggnog latte (especially when you don’t have to fork over 5 dollars for it!) Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
  • Beth
    Loved your comment about the gym membership. Whether or not we’re drinking eggnog latte, most of us could use one at this time of year!
  • PearlsAndGreenTea
    Ooooh…eggnog latte…sounds good! jiye
  • Lourdes
    ooohhh…thanks for the recipe! i love eggnog lattes and lavazza coffee—-i can’t wait to try this!
  • simpledaisy
    I love holiday cocktails & this one looks delicious. :)
  • Marcia B.
    love your blog, glad i discovered it. Great tips, i will make my own, instead of spending 5$ lol