Friday, November 18, 2011

Dos and Don'ts of the Eggnog Latte



THANK Coffee it's Friday! 


THANK YOU for joining us again for another rendition of Coffee Chronicles with the Java Joe Mamas where we give you the low down on coffee info every Friday. This week's question comes to us just in time for the holidays when we know you will want to be indulging in the sweetness of the seasonal, sweet and calorie rich drinks at your local coffee house.  Don't forget, I'm giving a mug away this week for all the coffee lovers out there...CLICK HERE for the giveaway post.




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What is the deal with eggnog? I mean really, aside from making amazing Frappachinos (probably spelled wrong I know.), it just doesnt really taste all that great when added to a hot coffee drink. Agree? Disagree? Discuss!



It's coming up!! The holiday drinks which means cute red cups, yummy recipes and.....

A shitload of calories.

But c'mon, you guys know this!!

One of the ones that everyone gets extremely giddy about is the Eggnog Latte.

And it's one of the ones I dread making all year.
It's not that it's harder to make or a pain to create... well...
Have you notice how loud the milk steaming is during the holidays?

Reason: Fatty Eggnog

It's so heavy that it takes a little more effort, patience and humility to make. My clothes get sprayed with eggnog daily during the holidays.

But you don't care about my woes, what you should care about is this:





21 grams of fat!?! Yikes.

So the alternate?




Basically, you are given the option to go nonfat, 2% or whole.

No whole milk unless calories mean nothing to you...

The ONLY way to create a great coffee beverage with eggnog (in this JJM's opinion) is to make a 16oz QUAD shot half eggnog/ half milk. Lots of cinnamon spice on top and a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup... Seriously, you die it's so good.

However, I do recommend keeping it tall, keeping it nonfat or 2% and keeping it a once a week or every two weeks treat.

Because wouldn't you rather eat a few of those holiday cookies instead? :) 












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19 comments:

Mrs MidAtlantic said...

As to the tastiness? OMG YUM.
Other tasty egg nog options? Fat free Swiss Miss hot cocoa, mixed with boiling water in the usual way, but topped off with egg nog. YUMMY!!!

Kristi Gilbert said...

Great add. We'll have to try that one for sure!

Just Jennifer said...

OMG, the drink you said to order sounds WONDERFUL! I'm gonna have to copy that word for word and take it to my Starbucks and say here, make me this!

Danielle (or Dee) said...

I am one of those hated people that don't have to worry about calories, which means this time of year is my FAVORITE!!! The food, the treats, the drinks...OMG I am in HEAVEN!

Amberr Meadows said...

Yummy! However, if I'm splurging on it, I'm going with the full-on calorie-laden goodness!

Kathyradigan said...

I love coffee Fridays!! I'm not sure about the eggnog latte but it's fun to read about it and I don't get the calories! Thanks again! Have a great weekend!

Kimberly said...

Yum! I love eggnog!

MamaRiceCake said...

This is so great! I love eggnog. I make it from scratch at home... it's really pretty easy. I have yet to try the Bux latte version but, this is makin' me think I need to give it a whirl! Thanks!

MangoChutney said...

Honestly I haven't tried the egg nog latte, because sometimes it could be a weird thing to mix unbelievable coffe with an experiment, and I don't enjoy wasting coffee;) but if it's good, who cares about calories! Coffe is good, egg nog is good, drink up;)

KellySGamble said...

I really love eggnog. Just good, cold, sweet, fatty eggnog. A little Captain Morgan's in it and it is even better.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Either that or we take TRM with us when we go and she can tell them...

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Bitch - just kidding but I put on the pounds you are supposed to be gaining while gaining my own at the same time..

CoffeeLovinMom said...

AMEN - I do the same even though I probably shouldn't...why not right? You only live once!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks for stopping by every Friday Kathy! You are the best..I'm sure your husband could hook you up with something fancy with a holiday twist!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

It's gotta be good if the barista gets messy in the process..

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Sarah if you put good booze in the scratch version, I am coming to your home for the holidays! Let us know what you think if you try the Bux version..

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Don't ever waste coffee - respect the cup!!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Now you're talking!

MamaRiceCake said...

I don't see the point in eggnog without the booze... unless you're 10 yrs old! ha ha! Mine's definitely boozed up... and AWESOME!!!!!
I'm giving the Bux version a whirl later this week. I made a date with a girlfriend to hang out, caffinate, and catch up! ;)

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