Easy Holiday Eggnog Coffee [Dalgona Style]



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If you love eggnog and coffee you are going to love my easy holiday eggnog coffee recipe.

This quick and easy holiday coffee recipe combines whipped coffee with your favorite Christmas eggnog to make a frothy, creamy and strong coffee eggnog drink.

Enjoyed cold or warm, this eggnog dalgona coffee is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays!

Glass mug filled with whipped eggnog coffee.

A Dalgona Twist On Holiday Eggnog Coffee

So is eggnog good in coffee? Yes! Egg nog coffee drinks are sweet, creamy and aromatic thanks to the spices added to eggnog.

Christmas eggnog with coffee is a popular holiday drink for coffee lovers and there are many different eggnog holiday recipes like this spiked eggnog drink.

So this year I wanted to try something a little different.

After making this Dalgona boba coffee, I thought it would be fun to put together a holiday dalgona recipe by putting eggnog in coffee.

And the result is this fun and easy eggnog with coffee, Dalgona style!

What You Need To Make This Eggnog Coffee Recipe

Christmas is busy enough without complicated coffee drink recipes.

So you will pleased to know all you need to make my eggnog coffee recipe is:

  • Your mug or glass
  • A hand whisk or frother
  • A medium sized bowl to whip the coffee in.

I like this hand frother as it comes in a huge range of colors with a stand and good quality stainless steel whisk.

But if you don’t own a hand frother, don’t worry – you can also manually whisk it up, it will just take a little longer (and use a bit more muscle power!)

Closeup of frothy dalgona whipped coffee on spoon above glass.

Ingredient List For Christmas Eggnog With Coffee

I have to admit that the last thing I have time for in the lead up to Christmas is making eggnog from scratch.

So for this eggnog coffee recipe I kept it super simple and used storebought eggnog.

Everyone has their own favorite eggnog brand, so I’m not going to tell you which to buy.

But my only tip is to be sure it has enough sweetness to offset the whipped coffee, which is very strong.

I personally like runnier storebought eggnog when adding to coffee, but any type of eggnog will work.

Plus if you have a favorite homemade eggnog recipe, that will work equally well if you have the time!

The other ingredients you need to make the whipped coffee are:

  • Instant coffee
  • Sugar
  • Hot water

If you have made Dalgona coffee before you will know that whipped coffee can taste very strong.

The bitterness really depends on the brand of instant coffee used, plus the quantity of coffee you use (which I talk about below).

I recommend Mount Hagen Instant Coffee as unlike many instant coffee brands it is made from 100% Arabica coffee beans and it has a smoother taste than most.

** Note that you really need to use instant coffee and not coffee grounds as grounds don’t dissolve in the hot water.

How To Make Eggnog Coffee [Dalgona Style]

Step 1 – Make your dalgona coffee mixture

Thie first step is to make your dalgona coffee.

A regular Dalgona coffee mix has equal ratios of coffee, sugar and water.

But for this recipe I wanted it to be less thick and more frothy, so I increased the water quantity and reduced the sugar to offset the sweetness in the eggnog.

But I encourage you to experiment with the ratios according to taste – less coffee and/or more sugar is an option if you are looking for a sweeter eggnog coffee drink.

So in a medium sized bowl add your instant coffee, hot water and sugar. See the recipe below for the quantities used.

Use your hand frother, stick blender or hand whisk to whisk the mix until it is frothy and creamy.

There is enough mixture for two, so divide the mixture between two glasses or mugs.

Top view of white bowl with whipped dalgona coffee ingredients.
whipped coffee mixture in bowl with hand frother.

Step 2 – Add your eggnog

You have two options here depending on whether you prefer a warm eggnog coffee or an eggnog iced coffee.

Warm eggnog

If you would like a warm coffee drink, simply pour the measure of eggnog into a microwave friendly jug or cup and warm the eggnog for around 20-30 seconds.

Alternatively you could warm it up on a gentle heat in a pan on the stovetop.

Then pour it into your mug over the the dalgona coffee.

Cold eggnog

If you want to make a cold eggnog coffee drink, simply pour your chilled eggnog directly over the whipped coffee in your mug.

And that’s it – serve and enjoy your simple eggnog coffee drinks!

See the full recipe card below for all the quantities and recipe steps.

pouring eggnog into whipped coffee drink to make christmas eggnog coffee.

Can I Make Spiked Eggnog Coffee?

Yes, a boozy eggnog coffee is delicious. Good alcohol pairings include spiced rum, brandy, Baileys Irish Cream, whisky and bourbon.

Simply add 1-2 oz of your favorite spirit to your glass of eggnog coffee.

Can You Add Eggnog To Coffee?

Yes you can absolutely put eggnog in coffee and the combination is perfect for the holidays!

Simply add eggnog to your favorite hot or cold black coffee drink or try this fun Dalgona eggnog coffee recipe.

Does Eggnog Curdle In Coffee?

No, eggnog should not curdle in coffee.

The only time there may be a small risk of curdling is if you are adding cold eggnog to super hot coffee, but even then the risk is low, particularly if you are using storebought eggnog.

Can Eggnog Be Warmed Up?

Yes eggnog can be warmed up. While traditionally served at room temperature or cold, warm eggnog is perfect for those cold days or nights.

Simply place the eggnog in a small pan over a medium heat on the stove and heat gently until warmed through.

Alternatively place the eggnog in the microwave and heat for 20-30 seconds until warm.

Just don’t heat the eggnog to boiling as it may split.

Side view of glass of dalgona coffee with eggnog.

More Holiday Coffee Recipes

If you loved this coffee eggnog recipe, here are some more holiday coffee drinks recipes for you to try:

Find more coffee drinks recipes here or browse all our coffee recipes.

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Glass mug filled with whipped eggnog coffee.

Holiday Eggnog Coffee Dalgona Style

This holiday eggnog coffee is quick and easy to make and the perfect way to enjoy your favorite eggnog and coffee this Christmas!
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Servings: 2 drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water hot
  • 1.5 cups eggnog


  • Combine instant coffee, sugar and hot water in a medium sized bowl.
    4 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar, 6 tablespoons water
  • Whisk with a hand frother or electric blender until frothy.
  • Pour half the frothed coffee mixture into each glass.
  • Divide the eggnog between the two glasses and pour over the top of the whipped coffee mixture.
    1.5 cups eggnog
  • Serve and enjoy!


  1. You can make eggnog from scratch, but for a quick and easy holiday coffee drink, I simply use storebought eggnog.
  2. This Dalgona coffee mix is very strong, to offset the sweetness of the eggnog. If you prefer a more subtle coffee flavor, use half the instant coffee and hot water to make the whipped coffee mix with the same amount of sugar.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 669mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!
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