Love eggnog, love coffee? Then you will enjoy this homemade eggnog-coffee punch. Serve it for Christmas and the winter holidays or whenever you want.

Would you believe me if I told you eggnog is only now starting to become popular in Germany?

It’s not that we don’t know eggnog around here. In fact, the drink has a very long tradition here too. But for many it’s a drink that we are used to see mainly on the weekend coffee table of our grandparents.

In other words, it was not regarded as a fashionable drink for the younger generations.

A Perfect Festive Winter-Warmer: Eggnog-Coffee Punch

In addition, eggnog over here is not specifically linked to Christmas or the winter holidays, as is the case in many other parts of the world.

Thankfully though, it is making a comeback. Alongside the cheaper, industrial-style eggnogs that still dominate the shelves, you will now find a growing range of small-batch artisanal eggnog on sale.

In addition, it seems it is now also getting popular to make eggnog at home from scratch.

For this eggnog-coffee punch, you can either make your own eggnog (get a recipe for eggnog here) or use a good quality store-bought one.

A Perfect Festive Winter-Warmer: Eggnog-Coffee Punch

If you like eggnog, I am pretty convinced you will enjoy this drink. Don’t be fooled by the name, though. It does not contain coffee.  Instead, it’s made with coffee liquor. But still, why not serve it on Christmas morning for breakfast? Or in the afternoon alongside some Christmas cookies or a festive cake?

Recipe: Eggnog-Coffee Punch

Serves 1

150 ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
40 ml coffee liquor
20 ml rum
150 ml heavy cream
85 ml eggnog
ground cinnamon
ground nutmeg


In a small saucepan, add milk with vanilla sugar and slowly bring to a boil.

In the meantime, beat the heavy cream stiff.

Take milk from heat, add coffee liquor, rum and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in the eggnog and half of the heavy cream.

Pour in a heatproof glass or mug. Top up with the remaining cream and dust with ground nutmeg.

A Perfect Festive Winter-Warmer: Eggnog-Coffee Punch