“Egg”nog Latte (Vegan Starbucks Copycat)
Because what better way to start the week, right?
And especially this time of year. I mean, it’s December, everything’s getting all Christmasy, and Baby, it’s cold outside. I know I’m in the mood for lattes! What about you? Ha, as if!
Okay I admit it, I’ve slowly been becoming a coffee addict over the past year(ish) and now I think there is a distinct possibility that I’ll end up being one of those people who can’t function without it someday. This is something that would probably bother me more, depress me even, if I wasn’t currently buzzed on the Joe. Instead I’m rationalizing that I’d never want to exist in a world without it anyway so why worry about it? But yeah, I really love the stuff.
I always feel a little lazy when I’m sharing recipes for lattes and things like this because they’re so fast and simple it hardly counts as a recipe. On the other hand, I used homemade eggnog so that adds a little bit more complexity if you wanna try that too. Otherwise though, these takes about 5 minutes once you’ve made them once or twice, but probably closer to 10 the first time.
I honestly think even those of you who hate eggnog alone could still fall in love with a steaming hot mug of this ultimately festive morning sip! In the past I wasn’t a fan of actual eggnog myself, solely based on the name sounding gross. That was until I tried an almond milk nog and realized that it was basically nutmeg infused melted ice cream and I was 100% sold from then on. I’ve been making it myself and it’s an amazing thing to use as an ingredient? A fact proven by these pancakes and this cake, and this hot chocolate!
"Egg"nog Latte (Vegan Starbucks Copycat)
Try drinking this favorite holiday drink in a new way, with your coffee! This latte will have you humming Christmas Carols all day long!
- 1 1/2 cups strong black coffee
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus more for topping
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg plus more for topping
- 3 tablespoons granular sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups dairy free nog I used homemade but there are many varieties available such as almond, soy, and coconut.
- non-dairy whipped cream for topping optional
Whisk together all the ingredients (minus the whipped cream) in a small saucepan or tea kettle and set over medium high heat until hot and steaming.
Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and/or a dash of cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg
Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
hahaha, I love the title 😀
Vivian | stayaliveandcooking
I’ve never tried an eggnog latte before (I’m not even sure that they have them in the Netherlands) but I love the presentation and you can’t go wrong with those ingredients! Two years ago I was in Australia until right before Christmas – it’s soooo weird to wear shorts and dresses and then see fake snow & holiday decorations. It’s just not right!
Have a great week!
So glad you agree with me on that. Thanks Vivian! I hope you have a great week too and Merry Christmas!
I’ll take it on the go please! x
Jessica — NinetyCo
Haha, me too! Thanks!
Sarah | Well and Full
This eggnog latte looks so delicious, Tori! It’s currently raining freezing rain here in Connecticut and I could seriously go for a hot cup of this latte right now 😉
Oh yes, this is just what you need, Girl! Thanks Sarah!
Ruby & Cake
Haha Im a southerner too and all I want is snow and rain and gray skies. The mercury is going to push well into the 30’s today so I want this but maybe over ice haha. Gorgeous christmas lattes are my jam 🙂
Yay for friends in the South that get my problem, haha. Thanks, Ruby!
I’m so happy to have found your recipe! I have to admit I never go to Starbucks. I’m the clueless friend who has no idea what a mocha latte taste like. My husband on a whim brought me an Eggnog latte a few Saturdays ago and I loved it! I’m so glad that I can recreate it at home. Thank you!!!
Oh, that’s great! I hope you really enjoy this recipe then. Thanks, Tammy!
Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen
It’s still so crazy to me that it’s getting warmer and more holiday-like for you all at the same time! It’s pretty cold here (though, I have to admit, it’s probably the warmest place in the US haha) so I could use a mug of this!
I understand completely, it was so weird for me at first too. Thanks Sarah, I hope you get the chance to enjoy a huge mug of this!