Eggnog Coffee

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Take a traditional Christmas drink and add a kick of coffee to create this luscious combination. With just two ingredients, eggnog coffee is a perfectly easy entertaining option. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1-1/3 cups eggnog
  • 2-2/3 cups hot strong brewed coffee (French or other dark roast)
  • Whipped cream and ground nutmeg, optional


  1. Place eggnog in a large saucepan. Cook and stir until heated through. (Do not boil.) Stir in coffee. Pour into cups or mugs; serve immediately. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg if desired.
Eggnog Coffee Tips

What kind of eggnog should you use to make Eggnog Coffee?

Any eggnog from the store should be perfectly fine to mix into hot coffee or even tea! We like to use thicker brands, such as our Test Kitchen's favorite, Southern Comfort Traditional Egg Nog, because it gives the same mouthfeel as heavy cream. You can also make your own homemade eggnog if you’re feeling up to it! Just make sure you use a recipe that heats the egg to a safe temperature. You don’t want to be drinking raw eggs in your coffee.

What else can you add to Eggnog Coffee?

You can add any of the warm spices you typically use in winter baking. Think cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger. If you’re sipping on your coffee after dinner, you might consider adding a splash of bourbon, brandy or even rum to go with one of these eggnog-inspired desserts.

Can you make this recipe into an eggnog latte?

Depending on the eggnog you select, you can certainly froth it to make a latte. Selecting an eggnog that is lower in fat is going to make things much easier because those varieties will foam up better. You can use an electric frothing machine or the frothing attachment of your espresso maker. Or whisk it in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it's hot and foamy. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 117 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.