Crock Pot Eggnog Lattes
I can’t help myself. They’re so wonderfully hands-off, especially when it comes to this recipe. Pour all the ingredients in, give ’em a stir, wait a couple of hours. Then turn your Crock Pot to low and enjoy wonderful hot drink after hot drink all day long if you want. All day! For a heckuva lot less than it costs for the same thing at Starbucks! Yay Crock Pot!
Sorry. I’m a little caffeinated. Because Crock Pot eggnog lattes? Yeah, they’re really, really addictingly delicious. Super rich, creamy, full of warming nutmeg and vanilla … (and coffee! Yay coffee!)
Thank goodness eggnog is only a December affair.
No whipped cream on these; I think they’re plenty rich without. But if you want to sneak some on top, I won’t stop you. In fact, I’ll cheer you on.
By the way, I stopped in at Starbucks to grab one of their eggnog lattes at the same time I was testing this recipe. Quality comparisons, it’s what I’m all about. This Crock Pot version is spot-on except the lattes are just a tad sweeter thanks to the 1/4 cup sugar I’ve added. If you like your lattes less sweet, consider reducing the sugar or leaving it out altogether.
Unrelated to this recipe specifically, I feel the need to point out that I’ve given in and started using “Crock Pot” in recipe titles instead of “Slow Cooker.” I know some slow cookers aren’t Crock Pots and I feel like I “slow cooker” is more … technically accurate (which is why I’ve been using that term instead of “Crock Pot” in the title). But you know what? Everyone calls it a Crock Pots! So I’m going to go with it. I’m rebelling against myself! Viva la … cooking things slow and using whatever words you want to describe them, self!
(Ahem. Less caffeine, maybe?)
Crock Pot Eggnog Lattes
Warm, rich and caffeinated - the perfect coffee drink for the holidays. Eggnog lattes just like Starbucks, but made at home right in your slow cooker.
- 2 cups coffee, brewed triple strength
- 3 cups eggnog
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup [url href="http://www.kitchentreaty.com/how-to-make-vanilla-sugar/"]vanilla sugar[/url] or regular granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg plus additional for topping the drink, if desired
- Add all ingredients to a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot.
- Cook on low for two hours, stirring occasionally, until piping hot.
- Reduce heat to warm setting to keep hot all day.
Adapted from Savory Sweet Life
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