Starbucks Eggnog Latte

Starbucks Eggnog Latte is one of the ways I mark the start of the holiday season. This creamy and sweet coffee concoction is my favorite item on their seasonal menu.

I have been on a quest to recreate delicious coffee drinks at home, and this is my second coffee drink.

homemade Starbucks eggnog latte in a glass mug

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Starbucks Eggnog Latte is a wonderful coffee drink for the holidays. It’s rich, creamy, and a great way to warm up on a cold winter day.

Best of all, a homemade eggnog latte is less expensive than getting one at the coffee shop. It’s an easy and great DIY and budget-friendly alternative.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Espresso
  • Milk
  • Eggnog
  • Nutmeg, freshly grated recommended
  • Whipped cream

If you want a sugar free version you can use sugar free eggnog to make this drink.

Starbucks eggnog latte ingredients

How to Make a Starbucks Eggnog Latte

  1. Prepare espresso or make very strong coffee.
  2. Heat together milk and eggnog for about a minute in the microwave.
  3. Froth heated milk mixture with a milk frother.
    • If you don’t have a frother, you can pour the mixture into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
    • If you don’t have a blender, you can put the milk mixture in a jar or cocktail shaker and shake for about a minute.
  4. Pour espresso into a coffee cup and top with milk and eggnog mixture.
  5. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg if desired.

Don’t have an espresso maker? Try these alternatives

When making coffee drinks at home such as this eggnog latte, you may not have an expensive espresso maker. There are a couple of ways you can make really strong coffee at home.

You can simply use 1 1/2 to 2 times the coffee you would normally use when making coffee.

If you have a home grinder, grind the coffee very fine. Espresso is typically ground very fine to let the coffee flavor really come through.

Use instant espresso. Espresso is slightly different than coffee as the water is steamed through the coffee, so it is a little stronger than traditional drip coffee. I recommend Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso Coffee, 2 Oz.

You may also want to consider using a Moka pot, a tool that Italians use to make espresso on the stovetop. These coffee pots are less than 30 dollars and make real Italian espresso. Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup Espresso Maker 06799 is a great way to make espresso at home.

eggnog latte topped with whipped cream and nutmeg

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homemade Starbucks eggnog latte in a glass mug

Starbucks Eggnog Latte

You can make your own Starbucks Eggnog Latte at home. 
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee Recipes, Eggnog Latte, Starbucks Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 108kcal


  • 3 ounces espresso or very strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • freshly ground nutmeg if desired
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream


  • Prepare espresso or make one very strong coffee.
  • Heat together 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of eggnog for about 1 minute in the microwave. Froth mixture using a milk frother. The milk will froth up and almost double in size.
  • If you don't have a frother, you can pour the heated milk and eggnog mixture into a blender for about 30 seconds.
  • If you don't have a blender, you can put the heated milk and eggnog mixture in a jar or cocktail shaker and shake for about 1 minute.
  • Pour espresso or coffee into a coffee cup, and top with 1/2 of the milk and eggnog.
  • Top with whipped cream and grated eggnog if desired.



Bialetti Moka Express
Electric Milk Frother


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 234mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Sarah

    I can’t wait to go home and make this! I’m a HUGE latte fan so I’m all for it! Thanks for sharing. This will definitely save me some mula! 🙂

  2. cooking recipes

    This looks absolutely great. I tried it and although it wasn’t quite as pretty as the image here, it tasted wonderful. I will perfect this in time I’m sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Penelope L. Penderhausen

    Uh…YUM! I was really reluctant to try the eggnog latte. I had one 6 or 7 years ago at another company’s espresso drive through window. I was about 3 miles down the road, late for a meeting when i took my first sip. It was curdled and sour and grossed me out. I dumped it in the parking lot and have not tried one until my friend convinced me to try Starbuck’s this year. Oh, my….I am so hooked and now can make my own!

    • Stephanie

      Maybe they didn’t cut the eggnog with half and half. I would like to think no one would serve spoiled milk. Although many years ago when I worked at Dairy Queen the soft serve mix could spoil. You would never know it because it was in these large bags. So there was more than once I served up a spoiled ice cream cone. Crazy.

      • Cookie Stevenson

        5 stars
        Absolutely superb! Tastes exactly like my favorite egg nog Latte! I told my husband I just saved you 5 bucks! He was like good! Haha…thank you, thank you, thank you!! Delicious!

      • Stephanie

        I bought an espresso maker a few years ago after spending way too much at Starbucks for years. I haven’t looked back! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

    • stephaniemanley

      Often really bad experiences turn us off of certain foods. I won’t hardly eat meatloaf! I completely understand.

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