Creamy Coffee Eggnog: A Festive Holiday Delight

There’s nothing quite like a cup of creamy coffee eggnog to warm you up on a cozy winter evening. As a barista, I’ve been perfecting my recipe for years, and I’m excited to share it with you today.

But first, let me tell you why this eggnog recipe is so special. It’s the perfect blend of rich, frothy creaminess and bold coffee flavor, with just the right amount of nutmeg and cinnamon to make it feel like Christmas in a cup. It’s also incredibly easy to make – all you need is one container of whipped topping, one carton of prepared eggnog, and some brewed coffee.

But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the ingredients – this creamy coffee eggnog is an indulgent treat that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just snuggling up by the fire at home, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your winter drink rotation.

So, without further ado, grab your favorite mug and let’s get brewing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Creamy Coffee Eggnog
Creamy Coffee Eggnog

When it comes to the holiday season, there’s nothing quite like indulging in a delicious cup of eggnog. But why settle for traditional eggnog when you can upgrade to the creamy, decadent deliciousness of creamy coffee eggnog?

This recipe takes the classic holiday drink and elevates it with a bold infusion of coffee flavor. The rich and velvety texture of this creamy eggnog mixed with brewed coffee is sure to be a showstopper at any festive gathering or cozy night in.

One of the things that makes this recipe so special is its versatility. While eggnog recipes traditionally call for several different ingredients and steps, this recipe reduces the fuss by using just one container of prepared eggnog. By adding only a few simple ingredients including brewed coffee and heavy cream, you’ll have a deliciously smooth and frothy coffee eggnog in no time.

If you’re looking to try out new flavors this holiday season, this drink is certainly worth adding to your list. Give it a try and taste for yourself the magic of combining one of America’s favorite beverages with the warmth and comfort of traditional eggnog.

So what are you waiting for? Start brewing your coffee now and get ready to mix up the perfect cup of creamy coffee eggnog that will have everyone begging for your recipe.

Ingredient List

Let’s Gather Our Ingredients!

Before starting this creamy coffee eggnog recipe, we’ll need to check the pantry and gather our ingredients. Here is a detailed list of everything we need to make the perfect cup of eggnog coffee:

  • 1 cup of brewed coffee (preferably homemade)
  • 3 cups of prepared eggnog
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of rum or cognac (optional, but recommended for a festive drink)
  • 3/4 cup of whipped topping
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg

If you are feeling experimental, you can also try adding a pinch of instant coffee to enhance the flavor. For vegans and low-carb enthusiasts, low-calorie versions can be made using nut milk or coconut milk. If you have any allergies, ensure that you check the ingredients before making your creamy coffee eggnog.

The Recipe How-To

Now that you’re excited about the idea of making this creamy coffee eggnog recipe, let’s dive into the how-to part. This recipe yields about 4 cups of deliciousness, so make sure you have enough eggnog lovers to share with!

The Ingredients You Need:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 3 cups prepared eggnog
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup rum or Cognac
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 8 oz container of whipped topping, thawed

The Steps You Take:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the brewed coffee and eggnog until combined.
  2. Add the heavy cream, rum or Cognac, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 2 hours or until ready to use.
  4. Before serving, top with whipped cream or whipped topping and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. After refrigerating the mixture, the flavors will be perfectly blended together providing a creamy yet slightly tangy brewed coffee taste mixed with seasonal eggnog flare.

Brewing Tips:

If you are making your own homemade brewed coffee, we highly recommend using freshly ground coffee for maximum flavor depth. Any instant coffee can also be added as an alternative ingredient to amplify its flavor in this recipe.

Spiking Your Eggnog:

If you’d like to add a little more fun to this recipe, try adding a shot or two of espresso for an instant twist on an eggnog latte inspired drink. Adding some booze is also highly encouraged such as spiking it with rum or cognac.

Whether you want a hot drink for a cold winter night or just love anything coffee flavored, you’ll definitely adore this creamy eggnog coffee drink!

Substitutions and Variations

For all those coffee eggnog lovers, this recipe can be tailored to suit different tastes and preferences. Here are some of my recommendations for substitutions and variations that you can experiment with:

– Coffee: For a deep, rich flavor, try using brewed espresso in the recipe. Alternatively, add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the mix for an extra caffeine kick.

– Rum: If you’re not a fan of rum, you can use brandy, bourbon or cognac instead.

– Whipped topping: Instead of using whipped cream or cool whip, you can try topping your creamy coffee eggnog with marshmallow fluff or meringue.

– Nutmeg: You can substitute the ground nutmeg with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice or cinnamon sugar for a cozy and flavorful twist.

– Vegan/Low Carb: To make a vegan version of this recipe, swap the heavy cream and egg yolks with coconut cream and cornstarch slurry. For a low carb option, use almond milk instead of eggnog and replace sugar with stevia.

– Make it an Eggnog Latte: Brew a cup of strong homemade coffee or espresso and mix about 1/4 cup with 3/4 cups of homemade eggnog. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkle some cinnamon for an indulgent eggnog latte at home.

– Spiked Eggnog Cocktail: Want to make it a cocktail? Add one part vodka or Kahlua to two parts creamy coffee eggnog over ice for an easy and delicious spiked eggnog cocktail.

Whatever variation you choose, one thing remains constant – each variation promises to be as delicious as the original recipe. So go ahead and mix things up – it’s all about finding what works best for your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

When it comes to serving the Creamy Coffee Eggnog, you have a few options. You can simply serve it plain in a cup or glass, or you can top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. The whipped topping adds a creamy and airy texture to the drink, while the cinnamon or nutmeg adds an extra layer of flavour and fragrance. Trust me; the combination is like a holiday party in your mouth.

For something fancy, take it up a notch by adding a shot of rum or Cognac. This elevates the drink into an adult-only beverage that will warm you up from head to toe. You can also garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick for added visual appeal and aroma.

When it comes to pairing this Creamy Coffee Eggnog with food, I suggest going for dessert items such as pies, cakes, tarts, or cookies. The richness of the eggnog pairs perfectly with the sweetness of desserts. You can even serve it alongside some fruit, crackers, and cheese for a balanced snack platter.

For non-dessert options, you can also pair this eggnog with seasonal coffee like pumpkin spice latte, caramel macchiato, or even drip coffee. The coffee notes in the eggnog complement well with other coffee recipes.

If you are feeling adventurous and want to expand your beverage horizon, consider serving Creamy Coffee Eggnog as part of your cocktail party. This eggnog serves as a perfect base for spiked drinks like espresso martini or Starbucks Eggnog Latte. You can also use this recipe in creating keto eggnog cocktails or low-carb versions by substituting ingredients like cool whip or vegan eggnog.

In conclusion, whether you serve Creamy Coffee Eggnog plain, topped with whipped cream, paired with food or turned into cocktails – this delicious eggnog recipe is sure to warm the heart of all that try it.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Listen, folks, you don’t have to wake up before the roosters to whip yourself up a creamy coffee eggnog. I’m here to tell you that making this bad boy ahead and storing it is definitely doable. Here’s how:

After combining all your ingredients, stir in the rum or Cognac and refrigerate the mix for at least 2 hours. The longer you leave it in there, the better. Trust me on this one – letting it sit in the fridge allows those flavors to mingle and deepen, creating a smoother flavor profile for you.

Once that’s done, it’ll be ready for use. Scoop 1/2 cup of the creamy coffee eggnog into a glass, then top with a sprinkle of nutmeg or ground cinnamon, and some whipped topping.

But let’s say you made more than enough (and really, who wouldn’t) or you’re just not feeling up for seconds (gasp!). Refrigerate any leftovers immediately so that they can stay fresh until you’re ready for more.

When reheating, be careful not to boil the mixture as that will alter its creaminess and texture. Instead, warm it on low heat while making sure to stir frequently until heated throughout. And if it’s too thick for your liking? Just add some milk or heavy cream to thin it out.

Enjoy every sip of your creamy coffee eggnog knowing that what’s left in the fridge can easily last up to 5 days if stored properly.

Tips for Perfect Results

Scribbler, let me tell you about the secrets to make this creamy coffee eggnog as perfect as it gets. Follow these essential tips, and you’ll create an irresistible drink that will have your guests wondering where you bought it.

First of all, when combining the ingredients, make sure that both the coffee and the eggnog are chilled before mixing. This will prevent the drink from becoming watery or separating due to a difference in temperature.

Secondly, use freshly ground nutmeg and cinnamon. This will enhance their flavor and aroma and add a touch of warmth to the drink. Trust me; it’s worth it.

When whisking the mixture, use a wire whisk instead of an electric mixer. The latter can overbeat the drink, making it too frothy or thin. A wire whisk will create a perfect balance between creaminess and thick texture.

If you want to spike your coffee eggnog, opt for rum, Cognac or any other liquor of your preference. Try not to add too much since overpowering the flavors wouldn’t be ideal.

A useful tip is reserving some whipped topping, cinnamon, nutmeg or even espresso powder to garnish your eggnog when serving individuals. It’ll give your drinks an elegant look that may get everyone into a festive mood.

Finally, once you have stored your creamed coffee eggnog in the refrigerator properly, ensure refrigerating for at least 2-3 hours before serving it up. This allows every component to blend together and become smoother as time stands.

In short,taking care with your ingredients’ temperature, spices’ quality,following normal whisking procedures- avoid using electric mixer-, choosing right type and quantity of alcoholic beverage will help in whipping up yummy creamed coffee eggnogs. Don’t forget about garnishing with whipped toppings for that finishing touch only seen in starred bars!


Before we conclude, let’s go through some frequently asked questions about this creamy coffee eggnog recipe. It’s normal to have questions when trying out something new, and with these answers, you’ll be more confident and ready to whip up the perfect cup of creamy coffee eggnog.

Is eggnog mixed with coffee good?

When it comes to seasonal flavors, eggnog is one of my favorites. And while it might not be the first thing you think of pairing with coffee, trust me when I say that the two make a delightful duo. In fact, if you’re a fan of other festive coffee beverages like pumpkin spice lattes or gingerbread lattes, you won’t want to miss out on trying this eggnog and coffee combo. So, keep reading to learn how to make this tasty drink!

Can eggnog be used as heavy cream?

When it comes to concocting a luscious eggnog, you may have noticed that it lacks the thick, velvety texture that you could slurp with a straw. This is where a little heavy cream comes to the rescue. To achieve that rich and fluffy consistency, it’s recommended to blend around 1/2 cup of eggnog with every cup of heavy cream.

What should I spike my eggnog with?

When it comes to adding alcohol to your eggnog recipe, brandy is typically the go-to choice. However, if you’re feeling adventurous or looking to switch things up a bit, you can opt for a blend of Cognac and dark rum instead. While bourbon is an option for those who enjoy a stronger boozy taste, we suggest using rum and Cognac to retain the unique flavors of the ‘nog. This alternative mix promises to put a little pep in your holiday step!

How do you thicken homemade eggnog?

Looking for some ways to elevate your eggnog? I’ve got a couple of tips for you to try out. To add extra thickness, I recommend whipping up one cup of heavy cream and folding it into your eggnog before serving. This will give your eggnog a creamier, smoother texture. If you’re looking for an even richer eggnog, don’t be afraid to play around with the proportions of whole milk and cream in your recipe. Just make sure you end up with a total of three cups of dairy for the perfect balance. Keep in mind that heavy cream will make your eggnog thicker and creamier, so feel free to use more if you want an extra decadent treat. Give it a try and see how it turns out!

Bottom Line

Well, folks, there you have it! My simple recipe for Creamy Coffee Eggnog that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family during the holiday season. I sure hope you give this recipe a try and experience the blissful combination of creamy eggnog and bold brewed coffee.

Trust me when I say, you won’t find anything like this creamy coffee eggnog recipe anywhere else. It’s a fusion of rich flavors that truly hit the spot. Whether you’re looking for a warm beverage to enjoy on a chilly winter evening or are simply craving something sweet, this recipe will quickly become a go-to for all your needs.

So gather all the ingredients, mix them up as detailed in my how-to section, and enjoy this sensational coffee eggnog treat. Don’t forget to top it off with whipped cream and ground cinnamon to add an extra layer of indulgence.

I guarantee you that once you try my Creamy Coffee Eggnog Recipe, you’ll never want to go back to regular eggnog again. So what are you waiting for? Get your hands on these ingredients and whip up some of the most delicious Creamy Coffee Eggnog around!

Creamy Coffee Eggnog Recipe

Makes a nice punch for holiday parties. Allow time to chill before serving.

  • 4 cups cold coffee
  • 32 ounces prepared eggnog
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup rum (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
  1. Place coffee, eggnog and whipped topping (Cool Whip) in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Add rum and stir until blended.
  3. Chill before serving.
  4. To serve, garnish each cup with whipped cream and grated nutmeg, if desired (also can use cinnamon sticks).
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