Can You Put Coffee in Eggnog? (Must-have Holiday Treat)

Eggnog coffee is perfect for winter, just like pumpkin spice latte is for fall – It tastes so GOOD.

Short answer: You can put coffee in eggnog to make eggnog coffee or use eggnog as coffee creamer

Eggnog is a sweetened and spiced drink made from cream, eggs. And it is also a milk source back hundreds of years. 

In the United States and Canada, the flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg have made this holiday drink popular.

This sweet drink can be homemade or bought from the store and is commonly used in coffee to make famous eggnog coffee.-best for homemade gifts.

Keep on reading to find out how you can make eggnog coffee at home.

What is eggnog coffee?

eggnog coffee in a red mug

Eggnog coffee is regular coffee made with eggnog creamer. Eggnog is a blend of beaten egg yolks, and cream served chilled.

It has a sweet flavor, unlike the savory flavor of eggs. It tastes like melted ice cream that rolls down your throat smoothly as you drink. Sometimes, eggnog’s taste to that of custard ice cream. 

It is creamy and rich, with a spicy overtone because of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

Can eggnog be used as a coffee creamer?

You can use eggnog as a coffee creamer, regular eggnog into your coffee drink savors it on its own or with a splash of bourbon. 

Also, an excellent way to use leftover eggnog is to place coffee and nutmeg in the filter in the brew basket of the coffee maker. When brewing is complete, stir in eggnog, and it’s ready. 

This easy eggnog creamer brings the delicious flavors of eggnog to your cup of java. If you’re interested in knowing what else can be used as a coffee creamer, read my other article.

Homemade eggnog coffee creamer

Eggnog can be used as a coffee creamer, at it also tastes delicious. 

Here is a homemade recipe of eggnog cream to add to your cup of java:

Course: Breakfast, Drinks

Servings: 20

Calories: 114 kcal

Homemade Eggnog Coffee Creamer is Incredibly easy to make. It needs only four ingredients. 


sweetened condensed milk 14 oz can 

half & half 2 cups

Ground nutmeg 1 tsp 

Dark rum or rum extract 1 tsp

  • Once you have all the ingredients add into a medium-sized bowl and mix
  • Add to a jar 
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days

After 7 days, it will be turned into creamer and is ready to use for coffee. 

Are there any health benefits to drinking eggnog coffee?

two glasses of eggnog

There are many health benefits of eggnog coffee. 

Eggnog coffee provides omega 3-fatty acid present in this drink helps inhibit cardiovascular diseases. Also, it has a few uses, including the following: 

  • Lower the cholesterol
  • Omega 3-fatty acid helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. 
  • The milk in eggnog latte is loaded with calcium, which our bodies need for strong bones, teeth, nails, and hairs.
  • Due to the milk content, it also improves healthy ocular function.

However, it also has some side effects. The most common side effect is weight gain if you indulge too much in eggnog. People with milk or egg allergies, especially children, should avoid the drink.

Is there caffeine in eggnog latte?

The famous Starbucks Eggnog latte contains 150 mg of caffeine.

If you make yourself an eggnog latte at home, the caffeine depends on how you brew the coffee and what you add.

The Starbucks Eggnog Latte is a good option for those who want a power-pack caffeinated drink for a holiday. 

It gives you the feeling of roasting chestnuts near an open fire, the energy you need for a holiday. It contains eggnog, espresso, and a dusting of ground nutmeg, which gives the yummiest finish.

The best thing you can do is ask the barista to modify the caffeine level for you by adding one or two more shots of espresso in it. 

To make a Starbucks eggnog latte at home watch the video below:

Is Eggnog Safe to add to your coffee?

Most homemade eggnog recipes are made with raw eggs that could put you at risk for salmonella, a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract.

Some add whisky or alcohol to the eggnog coffee to sterilize the infected eggs—however, is this effective? Nope, that does not reduce the risk of infected eggs.

Once at a New Jersey nursing home, eggnog contaminated with salmonella infected more than 150 residents and staff in 1982, killing four people, questioning the quality of egg used in the drink. 

But, don’t worry! This situation can be avoided by ensuring that your coffee was prepared with eggnog made from pasteurized eggs or a cooked egg base (heat eggs and milk on the stove while constantly stirring to keep the mixture smooth).

Watch out for these symptoms if you’ve consumed unsafe eggnog:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

As long as you use good quality eggs to make eggnog, then your eggnog coffee is safe for you to enjoy in the perfect holiday season.

Eggnog Latte Recipe

No need to go to Starbuck to enjoy a good cup of eggnog latte when you can make one at home. 

Do you have an espresso maker at home? If not, then buy one to make an eggnog latte!


  • ⅔ cup eggnog
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1.5 fluid ounce brewed espresso
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg (optional)


  • Brew the shot of espresso, and pour it in a mug and put it aside.
  • Take out a steaming pitcher. 
  • Pour milk and eggnog into it and heat between 145 degrees F to 165 degrees F (65 to 70 degrees C) using the steaming wand. 
  • Now, Pour the steamed milk and eggnog into the mug of espresso; make sure to use a spoon to hold back the foam. 
  • Spoon foam over the top, sprinkle nutmeg on top of the foam

And it’s ready to serve!

Eggnog latte with instant coffee

To make an eggnog latte with instant espresso coffee follow this recipe:


  • 4 oz boiling water
  • 2 tsp.instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup eggnog


  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg


  • Combine your instant espresso powder with boiling water and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine eggnog, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, and nutmeg.
  • Stir it thoroughly on the heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour your milk into a mason jar, remove the lid.
  • Put your mason jar in a microwave and turn it on for 45 seconds. 
  • Place the lid to shake to froth carefully. 
  • While stirring the eggnog mixture, slowly pour the coffee into the eggnog mixture. Top with the foam from the mason jar.

There you have it! A delicious cup of heavenly eggnog latte made with instant espresso coffee is ready for you to dive in. 

The nutrient value of both methods are as follow:

Nutrition Information Eggnog latte Effnog Latter with espresso powder
Calories 275201
Cholesterol 106.4mg115mg
Sodium 130.9mg123mg
Eggnog Coffee Nutrients


a glass of eggnog

Eggnog can be used as a creamer for coffee. Experience a heavier, sweeter, seasonally-spiced, and holiday-appropriate coffee creamer. 

This drink adds a little magic to your morning cup of caffeine and will give you the kind of boost you can only get from the holiday cheer.

But, don’t wait for a holiday to enjoy the delicious cup of creamy java at home! Brew it now and sip onto the cup of happiness.

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Matt Marshall

As I learn more and more about coffee and coffee products I want to share all my learnings with you here on this website. I hope you find my articles useful and entertaining to read.

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