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Tis’ the season and eggnog a reason. How about starting your day with some Latte Nogee (eggnog + espresso coffee)! It is pronounced [nah+gee]
What you will need:
1. Good quality espresso beans and a grinder
You may use ground espresso if you prefer, but I like them as fresh as is possible. Some people believe beans should never be frozen as it changes the flavor as the beans go back and forth from the freezer. It’s about moisture. But I take out from the freezer, exactly what I need from the bag and return the rest to the freezer. I have never had a problem. The espresso beans I used just this morning have been in the freezer for 2 years and NO PROBLEMO! 🙂
2. Some way to brew your espresso coffee. We rarely use our machine, but it is great to have around for special occasions and holidays. Our was a gift several years ago and it still works perfectly. Ours is a Melitta brand. The simple two-four cup espresso machines are not all that expensive (around $100) and well worth itI
3. The best eggnog you can find or make
4. The best nutmeg you can find. Grind your own from a fresh nutmeg. You’ll be glad you did.
5. Milk to foam or froth
6. (2) big tall holiday mugs
Let’s DO IT!
1. Measure enough espresso coffee (finely ground) to make (2) 3 ounces of coffee. see. the picute of the machine above. It shows the pot having about 3 ounces of coffee that has been brewed. For single serve, this is all you need. But to share with another (and this is all the fun), double the bre pot.
2. Heat enough of your cold eggnog on the stove to fill each mug to about two- 2 1/2 inches from the top of each mug.
3. Brew your coffee and pour half into each mug
4. Pour about 1/2 cub of milk (or skim milk) into a stainless steel frothing pot and foam the milk from the leftover water/steam from your espresso machine.
4. Pour half of the heated eggnog into each mug.
5. Pour half of the frothy (foamed) milk into each mug.
6. Garnish with as much fresh ground nutmeg as you like or as an option –
7. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top of each cup then garnish with fresh nutmeg. Then –