A Christmas song came on my ipod shuffle the other day and surpisingly, I let the whole song play and actually enjoyed it. Than while grocery shopping, we came across Eggnog already out in stores. It’s Christmas time people! (Okay, I know there’s this awesome thing called Halloween happening first, but right after that and on November 1st, it’s basically Christmas time in our house).
We had the pleasure of teaming up with Staples Canada & Keurig for their #CoffeeBuzz campaign and were asked to create a coffee drink. Originally we had planned on using pumpkin (tis’ the season!) but when we came across the eggnog, we decided to just skip right on over Halloween (for now) and head straight to the Christmas drinks!
I don’t know about you but when Christmas rolls around, one of my very favourite drinks is an Eggnog Latte. So lo and behold, I introduce you to Rose & Lea’s Eggnog Latte! We kept the ingredients to a minimum and added no unneccessary sugars. No need to break the bank at coffee shops this Holiday when you can make the same thing at home. 🙂
Technically you need a shot of espresso for a drink to be considered a ‘latte’. Therefore, you can either use 2 shots espresso or do what we did and use strong concentrated coffee. We also added a shot of rum to our drinks but that is totally optional and tastes just as good without.
The new Keurig 2.0 was just recently released and has many new features that are incomparable to other at-home coffee brewers. My mom and I are both big coffee lovers and have another coffee machine at home as well. However, the new Keurig 2.0 is the first machine that can quickly brew a single cup of coffee or a carafe which allows you to brew 4-5 cups at once! There are plenty of other handy features including customizable drink options (you can pick the size – 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, or 10oz and choose the coffee strength), a 70 oz water reservoir, auto on & off and a colour touch display.
The Keurig 2.0 K400 is beautiful, sleek and modern & is super easy to use. There are a nice variety of different K-Cups available and the fact that you can brew 4-5 cups at once is a major plus.
There are 250 K-Cup varieties of coffee, tea and other beverages available for Keurig brewers. We used Tully’s Coffee Italian Roast Extra Bold Coffee for our Eggnog Lattes and it was perfect for this recipe.
- 1/4 cup strong, freshly brewed coffee (or 2 shots espresso)
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1/2 milk
- optional: shot of rum!
- optional: whipped cream & nutmeg
- Pour espresso/concentrated coffee into a mug.
- Pour eggnog & milk in a seperate mug and heat in microwave for approx. 2 minutes.
- (If you prefer your eggnog latte sweeter, add more eggnog as desired).
- Add the eggnog mixture to the mug with the coffee & mix.
- (Optional: add a shot of rum or top off with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg!)
Happy almost Holidays!
Natasha & Laura xo (written by Natasha)