Do you love Starbucks Eggnog Latte but not all the sugar and calories? With this eggnog latte recipe you can now make your favorite holiday drink at home for a fraction of the calories and sugar. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, your favorite holiday drink is now easier than ever to enjoy!
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Did you know that a grande eggnog latte at Starbucks has 460 calories, 52 grams of sugar and 18 grams of fat? Yikes!! If you love the flavor of this classic holiday coffee drink, but want to avoid all the extra calories then give this Skinny Starbucks Eggnog Latte a try!
Made with just 5 ingredients, this skinny eggnog latte recipe is just 92 calories!! I’ll show you how to make this seasonal holiday coffee drink without all the extra calories, sugar and fat, but still keep that classic eggnog flavor.
What you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Strong brewed coffee, freshly brewed espresso or instant espresso
- Light eggnog – I chose this Almond Breeze Almond Milk eggnog that is just 70 calories per serving. I found it at my local Safeway. (not sugar free) Trader Joe’s also carries a good light eggnog.
- Milk – dairy or plant based (I used an unsweetened vanilla almond milk to keep it dairy-free)
- Granular monk fruit sweetener – I like either Lakanto or Whole Earth.
- Nutmeg and/or Cinnamon for topping
For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for the recipe. Thanks!
The first step to making your eggnog latte is to combine your eggnog, milk and sweetener in a microwave-safe cup or vessel. Whisk it together until the granular sweetener has dissolved. Whisk in a sprinkle of eggnog if you like.
Heat the eggnog mixture until hot and steaming. Mine took approximately 1:45-2 minutes to heat.
The EASY way to froth milk for a latte:
I discovered that one of the easiest ways to froth milk for a latte is to do it in your blender. As you can see in the photos above, when blended for about 30 seconds, the hot eggnog/milk mixture becomes perfectly foamy for a latte.
Pro-Tip: Anytime you’re blending a hot liquid, be sure to vent the blender lid. My Blendtec Designer Series Blender has an easy-vent lid where the center portion pops out. Lightly cover the lid hole with a towel to prevent from splashing out. Use discount code DELIGHTFULEMADE at check out to get 20% off your blender purchase!
I use my Blendtec to also make my Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Recipe, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew my Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake, Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe and my Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino.
Other Ways to Froth Milk for a latte:
- Use a whisk – vigorously whisk your milk mixture using a whisk until it becomes frothy and foamy.
- Use an electric frother. There are many on the market – both hand-held and steamers. If you love making a daily latte, this would be a great tool to have!
Once you’ve frothed your milk/eggnog mixture, pour it over the top of your brewed coffee. The foam will naturally come to the top of the coffee. Top your eggnog latte with an extra sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon. Enjoy it right away while hot.
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Frequently asked questions about Eggnog Latte:
The Starbucks Eggnog Latte contains milk, eggnog, Starbucks blonde espresso roast and topped with nutmeg.
A grande (medium, 16 oz.) Eggnog latte has 460 calories.
A grande (medium, 16 oz.) Starbucks eggnog latte has 52 grams of sugar, along with 460 calories and 18 grams of fat.
No. Traditionally, an eggnog latte is served with just eggnog, milk, coffee/espresso, and nutmeg. Should you want to add alcohol to your eggnog latte, spiced rum, brandy or Baileys would be great options.
It is best to heat eggnog along with milk in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until steaming. To froth, add to a blender, and blend for approximately 30 seconds until foamy. You can also froth the eggnog/milk mixture by vigorously whisking until foamy.
Ingredient Substitutions and Recommendations:
- Espresso instead of Strong Brewed Coffee – you can also use instant espresso powder to make espresso. If you have a Nespresso Virtuo machine, or an espresso maker, adding a fresh brewed espresso would be ideal!
- Eggnog – there are many eggnogs on the market. Choose one that best fits your dietary needs or restrictions. As of present I have not found a store-bought sugar-free eggnog. Making my own Sugar-Free eggnog would be idea if you’re looking to keep your eggnog latte refined sugar free.
- Milk – you can use any milk (dairy or plant-based) that best fits your dietary needs. I chose to use an unsweetened vanilla almond milk along with the Almond Breeze eggnog. This made a fantastic dairy-free eggnog latte!
For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions be sure to scroll down to the recipe at the bottom of the post. Thanks!
Want to make your own eggnog?
Check out my post for How to Make Eggnog, where I show you exactly how to make this classic seasonal drink.
If you’re looking for a sugar-free eggnog option, this is a great recipe, where you can use your favorite sugar substitute.
What can I enjoy with an eggnog latte?
Here are a few treats and other Starbucks copycat recipes that you’ll be sure to love!
- Healthy Starbucks Lemon Loaf
- Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf
- Eggnog Cheesecake
- Glazed Gingerbread Muffins at Real Housemoms
- Cranberry Coffee Cake
- Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins
- Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake
- Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread
- 2/3 c. coffee, strong brewed
- 1/2 c. light eggnog, like Almond Breeze Light Eggnog
- 1/2 c. milk (dairy or plant based)
- 1 tsp. granular monk fruit sweetener, like Lakanto
- Sprinkle of Nutmeg or Cinnamon
- Brew strong coffee into a large mug. Choose mug that can accommodate 16 oz. of liquid. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe mug or glass measuring cup, whisk together the eggnog, milk and sweetener. Stir so that the sweetener dissolves.
- Add eggnog mixture to microwave, and heat for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes or until steaming hot.
- Pour hot eggnog mixture into a blender. Remove top center portion of blender lid to vent to let steam escape - this is important! Lightly and loosely cover lid hole with a towel. Blend for 30-60 seconds or until mixture is foamy and frothy.
- Pour hot eggnog mixture into large mug with the coffee, making sure to pour the foam on top. Sprinkle top foam with additional nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy right away while hot.
Nutrition for this recipe using these exact ingredients: 92 calories, 3.1 g Fat, 19 g Carbs, 1.8 g Protein, 11.3 g of sugar.
Nutrition will vary given what types of milk and eggnog you use.
For Eggnog: If you're looking for a homemade Eggnog recipe that you can make sugar-free using a granular monk fruit sweetener, check out my Homemade Eggnog recipe here.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 serving Serving Size: 16 oz.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 3.1 gramsgCarbohydrates: 19 gramsgSugar: 11.3gProtein: 1.8 gramsg