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