Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

‘Tis the season for festive decor, family and friend gatherings, time-honored recipes, and holiday-inspired coffees. I look forward to the first day of November every year. It’s the day coffee baristas start creating the classic flavors of the season I’ve come to adore: pumpkin spice, gingerbread, mocha peppermint, and eggnog. There’s no limit to the holiday flavors baristas create this time of year.

And while my taste buds rejoice at the first taste of the holiday-inspired coffees, my wallet isn’t such an adoring fan. Repeated visits to the coffee shop to sip on my favorite holiday flavors can quickly add up.

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

Last year, I decided that a solution to my coffee-loving-wallet-hating dilemma must be found. There must be a way to enjoy my favorite holiday flavors from the coffee shop without having to actually visit the coffee shop. I’ll admit the idea of making a specialty drink like a flavored latte at home sounded intimidating, until I discovered the Nespresso® by KitchenAid® with Milk Frother.

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

With the help of the Nespresso® by KitchenAid® (okay, really the Nespresso should take all the credit, but we’ll just say “help” here), creating a specialty holiday-inspired latte is effortless. While I’ve been able to create many latte flavors, using simple, inexpensive ingredients from my kitchen, let’s talk about just two of my favorite holiday-inspired flavors.

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

To make both drinks, flavorings like spices and/or cocoa, are whisked into milk. Once the milk and flavorings are combined, the flavored milk is added to the frother where the latte “magic” begins.

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

After a minute in the frother, the milk is ready to be poured into a mug. The mug is then placed under the Nespresso®, and a Lungo capsule (110 ml / 3.7 oz) is inserted into the machine. Within seconds a specialty, holiday-inspired latte is ready to be enjoyed. Simple, right?!

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

Using this simple process just about any specialty latte can be made in your Nespresso® by KitchenAid®! What will you make?

Be sure to share your take on these holiday-inspired lattes with us on Instagram using #MadeWithKitchenAid for a chance to be featured.

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes

Makes 1 latte per recipe

INGREDIENTS

For eggnog latte

1/2 cup eggnog
1/4 cup whole milk (skim, almond, or coconut milk also work)
2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, depending on sweetness desired
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Lungo Nespresso Capsule
Water

For mocha peppermint latte

3/4 cup warm whole milk (skim, almond, or coconut milk also work)
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8-1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, depending on the peppermint flavor desired
1 Lungo Nespresso Capsule
Water

DIRECTIONS

For eggnog latte

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the eggnog, milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

For mocha peppermint latte

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the warm milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract.

For the steamed milk

Pour the milk mixture into the Nespresso® by KitchenAid® Milk Frother and press the button once for steamed milk. Once steamed and frothy, pour the milk into a large coffee mug.

For the latte

Place the Lungo Nespresso Capsule inside the Nespresso® by KitchenAid® and fill the water tank. Place the mug under the espresso drip and turn the dial to the Lungo setting, dial 5 (110 ml / 3.7 oz). Once the machine stops brewing, remove the latte from the machine. Enjoy the latte warm!

For an extra treat, serve the eggnog latte with whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg, or serve the mocha peppermint latte with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies.

Homemade Eggnog and Mocha Peppermint Lattes Recipe

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