Say hello to my new favorite way to drink coffee.
This might even trump my love for my gingerbread latte.
Unless I figure out a way to make my gingerbread latte iced. Then we might have a different story on our hands.
But I’m telling you guys, I wait all year for eggnog. ALL YEAR. I even contemplate purchasing it as soon as I see on the shelves, but I make myself wait until Thanksgiving.
This year was no exception, and I’m pretty sure the day after, I went to the store to purchase my first carton. The funny thing is, though, it’s not even my favorite drink. I rarely just sit there and drink an entire glass. And definitely not unless it’s mixed half & half with milk.
I’ll tell you another secret: I absolutely HATE milk. In case you were ever wondering why I always use almond or cashew milk in all of my coffee and smoothie recipes when I don’t follow a dairy-free diet. I can’t stand the taste. I can’t stand the smell. So, it’s even rarer that I have milk in the fridge.
This ultimately got me to thinking how I could use all of the eggnog before I’d have to throw it away and contemplate why I still purchase it every year. And then it hit me – it doesn’t need to be thinned out with milk. It could be thinned out with coffee. Cold brew coffee!
So, on the second day of Christmas, I’m sharing with you: an eggnog cold brew!
And before I knew it – my carton of eggnog was gone.
Because I drank like four of these in a day.
And now instead of just anticipating drinking a glass of eggnog during the holiday season, I’m going to be counting down the DAYS until they stock eggnog on the shelves after this holiday season is over.
Or learn to make it on my own.
So I could drink this every day of my entire stinking life!
Eggnog Cold Brew
- 6 oz. cold brew coffee
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 6 oz. eggnog*
Fill a tall glass with ice. In a measuring cup, pour your 6 oz. of cold brew. Add your teaspoon of brown sugar, and mix. (I found this the easiest way, instead of trying to mix with all the ice in the cup). Top with eggnog.
*I used both dairy eggnog and the Silk version, and I much preferred the original eggnog over the dairy-free in this recipe. I may try it with a few more dairy-free eggnog versions, but as for right now, those are the only two I’ve tried. If you do make this with another version, let me know in the comments how you like it!
Can I tell you just how hard it is to pour something while taking a photo? I really need to invest in photography equipment that will help me to take better photos.
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