One of the things I love the most about the holiday season is the return of the holiday-inspired coffee flavors at “unnamed coffee-house.” For me, it’s the eggnog latte. Eggnog is one of those things that you either love or hate (black licorice falls into this category), and I happen to enjoy it during the holidays because it just screams Christmas to me. Think about it- how many great Christmas movies involve a family gathering with a punch-bowl full of eggnog??
If you don’t want to drink a days worth of calories, then steer clear of that punch-bowl and try a little eggnog steamed in your coffee instead. I have perfected the homemade version- I swear it is as good, if not better, than it’s coffee-house rival (do yourself a favor and buy a Nespresso machine) And at 100 calories, you can enjoy a taste of the holiday season and still be able to fit into that LBD for your upcoming party. Besides, think of how much money you’ll save not paying $5 at the aforementioned coffee-house!
I’ll say fa-la-la-la-la to that!
100 Calorie Eggnog
- 1/4 cup low-fat eggnog
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup espresso or coffee
- ground nutmeg (extra points for freshly grated)
My pictures and recipe are using a Nespresso machine, but any espresso/coffee maker/milk frother will work. Just adjust recipe slightly to meet your needs. I’m basing my calories on the above measurements using low-fat eggnog and skim milk.
- Using a milk frother, froth your eggnog and skim milk together (you could do this in the microwave, but you won’t get the same frothy results that a really vital to this drink. A milk frother is a great investment if you are a coffee lover- you can find good ones for $70-$100 online)
- Make your espresso and pour into the bottom of your cup- since I’m using a Nespresso, I use 2 pods.
- Pour the eggnog/milk combo on top. (pour first, keeping froth out of the way with a spoon then spoon in the frothiness at the end. You’ll be amazed at your barista-like ways) 😉 If you are using coffee, follow the same directions. I would suggest a strong, bold coffee for this though.
- Grate fresh nutmeg over the top