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Eggnog Chai Latte


{see the cute tiny little Swedish Santa?}

You may or may not have noticed that I've been digging the seasonal drinks lately. 
I jumped on the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon this autumn, but what REALLY makes my tastebuds jump with holiday joy is the Chai Eggnog Latte at Starbucks. This drink, you guys. I have been having a love affair with it for about ten years. Back when I was a sous chef, the head chef would occasionally order coffee for everyone and they all just got regular coffee, but he knew to order me a Chai Eggnog Latte so I would do a good job on amuse bouche that night to make him look good! Ha.


Anyway, I just knew I HAD to try to recreate this (expensive) delicious drink at home this season. 
You know what?
It tastes even better made at home. My mom (the resident coffee snob) said, "This is way better than Starbucks." High praise from her! 

And I'm totally going to share the recipe with you, because it's easy and just far too good to keep to myself. 
I only keep the mediocre stuff to myself, because you don't need to know about all of the mediocre things I attempt. They're my little secret. 

I'm really, really wordy tonight with this post, and throwing in a lot of useless information. While I'm going there, I might as well tell you that I had to make an emergency run to the dollar store tonight to get more glue sticks for my glue gun. Super important information.

{A "Sprinkle" of cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger, along with a nutmeg to grind.}

Now, I know, I know, I've kept you waiting. Sorry. Here it is: 


Eggnog Chai Latte 
by Good Girl Style

A little less than half of a mug of eggnog (make sure your eggnog is gluten-free if necessary; some aren't)
A little more than half of a mug of hot, strong coffee (to fill the mug, obviously)
A "Sprinkle" (1/32nd of a teaspoon) of: cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg
A splash of vanilla
Sugar to taste (I used approximately 1 tsp., some like it sweeter)
Whipped Cream
A dash of cinnamon to top

Heat the eggnog until very hot but not scalded. (Easy way: just throw it in the microwave). Stir in the spices and vanilla. Add the coffee. Add the sugar. Stir well. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Makes 1 mug.

Now, I'm pretty sure these would be amazing with the Chai Shortbread Cookies. If I had any left. But you can feel free to bake up a batch and share with me.


Yeah?
Enjoy!
(PS. Make one of these lattes for your mom. She'll love you for it)



4 comments:

Kerry said...

This looks terrifyingly good. Once I've finished my *gulp* mint chocolate milk, I'll definitely be giving this a go xo

Natalie said...

It is, Kerry, IT IS! Try it, you'll be hooked. Oh and I saw that mint chocolate milk in the store, almost got some. Is it good?

Freezn said...

I shared this post with my mom, does that count? ;-)

Natalie said...

Totally counts :-) I can't wait until its an acceptable afternoon time so I can make another one!

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