Do you love eggnog? Try this easy eggnog coffee recipe! Eggnog coffee is a festive and flavorful way to enjoy your coffee this holiday season. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this rich and creamy coffee is perfect for sipping on a cold winter day.
If you are looking for a way to add some festive flair to your morning routine, then give eggnog coffee a try. It’s so creamy and delicious! Whether you like a dark roast, medium roast, breakfast blend, or even decaf coffee, you’ll love this hot drink with a subtle hint of eggnog taste.
While this Christmas coffee recipe is amazing as is, you could even add a splash of rum or brandy for an extra kick. Personally? I like mine served with a dollop of eggnog whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of nutmeg. So festive!
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- coffee – You can use your favorite coffee for this recipe. I went with a medium roast, since that’s my favorite. Use your coffee maker at home, a french press, or even instant coffee for this recipe. You don’t need a fancy espresso machine to have a delicious holiday-inspired coffee drink.
- eggnog – Use store-bought eggnog that you get in the dairy-aisle at your local grocery store. The ingredients are typically milk, cream, eggs, corn syrup or sugar, and some spices. Don’t use the eggnog that comes from the alcohol aisle, which is different. Check out my notes on how much eggnog to add to the recipe. If you don’t like your coffee as creamy, just add less eggnog.
- nutmeg – One of the main spices in eggnog is nutmeg! It will give this eggnog coffee extra eggnog flavor.
- cinnamon sticks – For just a bit of warmth and to round out the flavor, I love to throw a cinnamon stick or two into the pot while the coffee and eggnog are warming up together. You can easily omit this if you would like.
This Christmas eggnog coffee is such an easy coffee recipe that you can have with your breakfast all holiday season long! It’s so creamy! It’s really easy to make, too, with just a few simple ingredients. The following step-by-step photos with matching instructions are meant to help you see the eggnog coffee recipe at various stages so that you can make it perfectly every time.
For the ingredient list with measurements, full instructions, printable recipe and additional notes, please scroll down to the recipe card.
Yes! Eggnog is so thick and creamy, perfect for flavoring coffee.
Yes, you can. The way I make my eggnog coffee is by combining everything in a pot until the eggnog is warmed through. This is perfect for serving multiple people. However, if you prefer, you can just add a little of the warmed eggnog to your coffee as a creamer instead.
Yes, eggnog coffee should be naturally gluten-free. The eggnog I used was certified gluten-free. Just be sure that your eggnog is gluten-free if need be!
Typically, egg nog is made from cream and/or whole milk, so it is not dairy-free. However, there are many non-dairy eggnogs (made with oat milk or almond milk) on the market so you can easily make this festive eggnog dairy-free if you’d like!
This eggnog coffee recipe doesn’t store well, so only make what you plan on serving. It’s easy to cut in half if you are only planning on serving one. You can also easily double the recipe to serve a crowd.
- ½ – 1 cup eggnog, see notes
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, plus additional for serving
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 2 cups hot coffee
- eggnog whipped cream or store-bought whipped cream
- Add the eggnog, nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks to a saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring the eggnog to a simmer, but do not boil.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and take the cinnamon sticks out of the eggnog mixture.
- Add the coffee to the eggnog and mix until combined.
- Pour the eggnog coffee into two mugs or coffee cups.
- Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- The amount of eggnog you want to use will vary depending on how creamy you like your coffee. For your coffee to look like the photos, add the full 1 cup of eggnog for an extra creamy coffee. If you like your coffee to be darker, start with just ½ cup of eggnog.
- I like to combine my coffee with the eggnog mixture in the pot. However, you could add your hot coffee to your mugs and then top with the hot eggnog mixture instead! This way you can easily control how much eggnog gets added to each individual cup of coffee.
- The nutrition calculation is just an estimation and will depend on how much eggnog you use in the coffee recipe. It also does not include the whipped cream topping as the calories and nutrition can vary widely depending on what you use.