Eggnog Coffee for Christmas

Christmas is almost here and with the season come many traditional foods and beverages. One staple for Christmas is eggnog. This yuletide beverage comes to us from medieval England. In East Anglia the locals modified a European hot milk beverage called posset. Noggin was a Middle English word used to identify a carved wooden cup in which they served alcohol. The drink made it to the English colonies where an early traveler noted the custom of drinking eggnog made from rum, sugar and milk all mixed together.

If you want to spice up your Christmas java consider making eggnog coffee. You can start with organic coffee from Colombia. Then you have two choices. Buy an eggnog mix from the grocery store or make your eggnog from scratch.

Eggnog Recipe


  • Milk: 4 cups
  • Whole cloves: 5
  • Vanilla extract: ½ teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Egg yolks: 12
  • Sugar: 1 ½ cups
  • Light Rum 2 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
  • Nutmeg: ½ teaspoon

Add cinnamon, vanilla and cloves to the milk and bring slowly to a boil.

In a mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar. When this mixture is fluffy, pour it into the milk and stir on medium heat until it is thick. Don’t let this mixture boil again.

Put the eggnog aside to let it cool for an hour or more.

Eggnog Coffee

Make your coffee from freshly ground beans. Use two parts coffee to every part eggnog and serve hot.

And for New Year’s Eve?

Another choice for a winter time coffee drink is Irish coffee.

If you are a lover of healthy organic coffee and would also like a little something special on New Year’s Eve or any time, consider making organic Irish coffee. Irish coffee consists of coffee, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream. A bit of attention to each of the ingredients will make your organic Irish coffee a treat for all. But, before we give you the recipe, how did this drink get its name. The story goes like this. There was an Irish chef at the airbase where Shannon International Airport now sits. There was a flight from Ireland to New York that had to turn back because of bad weather. The chef greeted the returning travelers with a hot drink of coffee, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream. It became a regular feature at the airport and when people asked what kind of coffee it was they were told that it was Irish coffee (as opposed to one of the Brazilian or Colombian organic coffee brands). An American traveler brought the recipe back to America and it caught on.

This coffee drink is easier to prepare.

For each cup of organic Irish coffee use the following:

  • Coffee mug (A glass mug is traditional.)
  • Tablespoon
  • 4 ounces of hot coffee freshly ground and brewed organic coffee
  • 1 ounce of organic, preferably Irish, whiskey
  • 2 teaspoonful of brown sugar
  • 1 ounce of organic double cream whipped just lightly

The Steps

  • Have everything ready.
  • Warm your coffee mug.
  • Put the brown sugar into the glass and then add the hot organic coffee.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the whiskey and stir again.
  • Add the cream by pouring gently over the back side of the tablespoon so that the whipped cream sits on top of the coffee.
  • A little cinnamon and or nutmeg sprinkled on top of the whipped cream are an American addition to this treat and are optional.

Whether you go with eggnog coffee or Irish coffee please enjoy. And from those of us at, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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