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Eggnog Coffee

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Creamy and delicious eggnog is only around for a limited time so ‘tis the season to put eggnog in everything! One tasty way to add some eggnog to your everyday life is by making this sensationally smooth recipe for Eggnog Coffee!

Eggnog is a dairy treat that fans wait all year for, so when it comes along, if you love it then you want to put it in everything! That is what makes this recipe so special. It’s another wonderfully tasty way to enjoy eggnog while it lasts! This recipe has it all; you will love:

  • Winter Wonder – Eggnog is worth waiting all year for, and when it hits grocery shelves, it’s hard not to cheer! This simple recipe turns this wintery classic into a sumptuous coffee delight!
  • No Special Equipment – With this easy recipe, anyone can make Christmas-inspired coffee without any special tools or high-end equipment!
  • Balanced Buzz – The taste of this terrific drink has just the right balance of robust coffee flavors to silky smooth eggnog to make the truly divine drink!
  • Holiday Delicious – Whether you are prepping a holiday party with tons of guests or a romantic December date night, this recipe will please all your guests with its luscious and festive flavor!

Ingredients you need

Three simple ingredients are required for making a festive eggnog coffee that is perfect for holiday mornings!

Brown Sugar Cubes Brown sugar cubes are made with less refined sugar than white. They have a deeper, richer, and more complex flavor, so they are the first choice for sweetening this sensational sip! You can substitute granulated brown sugar for a similar flavor or use white sugar for a less complex, purely sweet taste.

Eggnog – This thick and creamy dairy drink is the highlight of this highly drinkable coffee! Eggnog is a luscious liquid dairy that is enriched with eggs and sugar and then flavored with warm spices, like nutmeg. This creamy treat dates back centuries. There are even records of President George Washington serving spiked eggnog to his guests in early America, so every sip of this coffee is like a taste of history!

For this irresistible recipe, you can use homemade eggnog or store-bought. Dairy-free drinkers don’t despair! There are non-dairy dupes available in some major grocery stores or you can try your hand at making a non-dairy rendition from scratch. There are also lactose-free versions available in some stores for lactose-concerned drinkers.

Strong Coffee – Coffee keeps us going, and it is the other half of this flavorful duo! To balance the thick and decadent flavor of the eggnog, you will want a bold and full-flavored coffee. You can opt for a dark roast, like Sumatra or French Roast, which both have a naturally robust flavor, or you can brew your standard bean blend with an extra scoop or two to amp up the strength.

Brew the beans with your favorite brewing method, but don’t forget the water! Water is an oft-overlooked element of the coffee process, but it is absolutely essential! Good water makes better coffee and longer-lasting equipment. Use filtered water for a pure flavor and no unwanted residue in your brewing equipment.

In this recipe, strong only refers to the flavor of the coffee, not the caffeine content, so if you want to go decaf, do it! This sweet and creamy drink tastes great with or without the caffeine boost!

Whipped Cream – Airy, fluffy whipped cream is the ultimate way to finish a drink with elegance and flavor! Use homemade or store-bought whipped cream to garnish this glass and if you can’t get enough eggnog, try eggnog whipped cream! This fun flavored treat can be found in grocery stores during eggnog season or made at home by swapping the traditional vanilla flavoring in your homemade whipped cream for eggnog flavoring.

If you are enjoying a dairy-free rendition of this drink, use vegan whipped cream or coconut frozen whipped dessert topping.

Cocoa Powder – Cocoa powder is a colorful way to finish this festive treat, and few things pair better than eggnog and cocoa! Another great garnish choice is funky chocolate curl or some fresh dark chocolate shavings.

However, if you’re an eggnog purist, you might want to skip the cocoa and go straight for the powdered nutmeg!

Eggnog Coffee Step-by-step

Add two brown sugar cubes to your gorgeous coffee mug.
Start with two brown sugar cubes.
Add the yummy eggnog!
Add eggnog.
Pour in the hot coffee.
Pour in the hot coffee.
Stir well to incorporate the coffee, with the eggnog and brown sugar.
Give it a good stir!
Garnish your eggnog coffee with whipped cream.
Garnish with whipped cream.
Add the chocolate curl on top.
If you fancy, add a chocolate curl on top.
Gorgeous eggnog coffee, served in a handbag coffee mug. Topped with whipped cream and garnished with cocoa powder or nutmeg.

How To Make Eggnog Coffee From Scratch

  • Step One – Add the brown sugar cubes to the coffee mug and add the eggnog.
  • Step Two – Add the hot coffee and stir well to incorporate everything.
  • Step Three – Garnish your drink with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder or a cute chocolate curl! 


  • If you make your cup of coffee even more Christmassy, add a sprinkle of nutmeg!
  • If you don’t like brown sugar, replace it with vanilla extract or maple syrup!

Barista Tips

If your brewing equipment has some mineral build-up, try descaling by brewing once with half vinegar and half water. Follow this by brewing with water until all the vinegar and build-up are rinsed. Descale periodically as part of your regular maintenance routine, but remember that if you use hard water in your coffee, you probably need to describe your equipment often!

Gorgeous eggnog coffee, served in a handbag coffee mug. Topped with whipped cream and garnished with cocoa powder or nutmeg.


Elegant Mugs – This eggnog infusion is exciting when you can see the colors of dairy and coffee meld together. Heat-proof glass mugs will elevate your drink’s appearance while giving you a window to its lovely color. A fun winter mug is another great option for some holiday style!

Frequently Asked Questions About Eggnog Coffee

What Pairs with Eggnog Coffee?

This delicious drink is holiday party-ready! It pairs perfectly with gingerbread, sugar cookies, and shortbreads. It also matches deliciously with puddings, cakes, and other rich holiday desserts.

Is Eggnog Coffee Non-Alcoholic?

Yes, this drink can be enjoyed by coffee lovers of all ages because it is alcohol-free. The only buzz you will get in this sip is from the caffeine; however, if you do want to spike the punch, so to speak, try a dash of brandy to add a nice festive flavor.

Does Eggnog Go Bad?

Yes! Eggnog is highly perishable so always remember to pop it back in the fridge when you’re done mixing this coffee. Be aware of the drink’s printed ‘use by’ date and the date that you opened the bottle. When in doubt about dairy, throw it out!

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Gorgeous eggnog coffee, served in a handbag coffee mug. Topped with whipped cream and garnished with cocoa powder or nutmeg.

Eggnog Coffee

Craving a holiday-inspired beverage? Try this delicious eggnog coffee recipe for a creamy and comforting treat. With brown sugar cubes and delectable eggnog it’s the perfect blend of flavors!
5 from 37 votes
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Course: Coffee, coffee with alcohol, Hot beverage
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: coffee with eggnog, eggnog, eggnog coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 66kcal



  • 2 brown sugar cubes or 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 shot Eggnog
  • 1 cup Coffee
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Add 2 brown sugar cubes to your coffee mug and pour in 1 shot Eggnog.
    2 brown sugar cubes, 1 shot Eggnog
    Add the yummy eggnog!
  • Pour in 1 cup Coffee and stir so that the eggnog mixes well with the sugar and coffee.
    1 cup Coffee
    Pour in the hot coffee.
  • Garnish your drink with Whipped cream and dust it with Cocoa powder.
    Whipped cream, Cocoa powder
    Garnish your eggnog coffee with whipped cream.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 198mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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By on October 3rd, 2023
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