Mocha Eggnog

November 29, 2013
On this day after Thanksgiving, it's time to turn our thoughts to Christmas.  And what better way to get the season started than with a mouthwatering mug of Mocha Eggnog?  Make it in punch-sized batches or single mugs, spiked or not, and served warm or chilled.  It's the perfect holiday drink for one or a crowd!
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It's Black Friday!  Can you guess where I'm not??  That's right! - I'm absolutely not out in the throngs of holiday shopper crowds.  My dad ventured out into the mall crowds this morning.  But mom and I decidedly did not.  We chose instead, on this day after Thanksgiving, to turn our thoughts to Christmas in ways other than shopping.

Like by enjoying a mouthwatering mug of Mocha Eggnog.

And by tackling a Black Friday Christmas project that involved these:  

Burgundy and Gold Velvet Christmas Ornament Image

Yes!  Mom and I decided to spend our day putting up her Christmas tree.  Last year, our turn-our-thoughts-toward-Christmas Black Friday project was making these family-favorite Candy Cane Cookies ...

Candy Cane Cookies on Cooling Rack Image

But this year we decided to decorate the tree instead.  It takes us a good while.  Because there is lots of stuff to put on ... lots of lights ... lots of gold bead garland ... burgundy velvet bows ... 

Hanging Gold Bead Garland on Christmas Tree Image

And gorgeous handmade burgundy and gold ribbon-trimmed ornaments, made by my mom herself.  She's such a talented lady.  Aren't they beautiful?

Burgundy and Gold Ribbon-Trimmed Ornament Image

Of course, there need to be beverage breaks.

And this Mocha Eggnog is the perfect excuse to take a break.

I love the versatility of this easy Mocha Eggnog variation.  Simply mix together prepared eggnog, coffee, and some chocolate syrup -- and you've got scrumptious Mocha Eggnog.  It's as easy as that! 

Mocha Eggnog Ingredients Image

And now here's where the versatility comes in ...

Want to serve it for a crowd?  Perhaps as an eggnog punch?  Great! -- Mix up a big ol' batch.  Want to simply enjoy a mug full for yourself?  That's great, too!  Just mix up a single serving at a time.

Want it spiked?  No problem!  Use Creme de Cacao instead of chocolate syrup, or use both.  You still get that great coffee-and-chocolate flavor, but with a little added bonus.

Like your eggnog warm?  Or, like it better chilled?  Either way works with this version.  I think this eggnog tastes great both ways, but personally do like it just a teeny tiny bit better warm.

Topping Mocha Eggnog with Whipped Cream Image

Oh, and then there's the toppings.  Versatility there, too.

I top mine with a squirt of whipped cream, a bit of shaved chocolate, and a tiny sprinkling of ground nutmeg.  And then drop a chocolate covered coffee bean right in the middle.

But you could certainly leave it naked if you prefer.

So whatever you've chosen to do with your Black Friday, I hope you're having a great day!  

As for me and mom, we'll be right here finishing up the Christmas tree -- and trying not to drink too  much of this delicious Mocha Eggnog.

Mug of Mocha Eggnog with Whipped Cream Image
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Mocha Eggnog

Mocha Eggnog

What better way to get the holiday season started than with a mouthwatering mug of Mocha Eggnog? Make it in punch-sized batches or single mugs ... spiked or not ... served warm or chilled. It's the perfect holiday drink for one or a crowd!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: Total time: 15 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart eggnog
  • 1 c. strong coffee
  • 1/2 c. chocolate syrup {or Creme de Cacao for a spiked version}
  • whipped cream {optional}
  • shaved chocolate {optional}
  • ground nutmeg {optional}

Instructions:

For a Chilled Version:
  1. Chill prepared coffee. 
  2. Combine eggnog, coffee, and chocolate syrup {or Creme de Cacao} until well combined.
For a Warm Version:
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine coffee and eggnog; warm over medium heat until heated through. 
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate syrup {or Creme de Cacao}.
To Serve:
  1. Pour into mugs and top each serving with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and a tiny sprinkling of ground nutmeg {not too much nutmeg or the flavor will be too overpowering}
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. We love the versatility of this eggnog! It's delicious both chilled and warm, though I do think I like the warm version just a teeny bit more than the chilled. Top it ... or not. Alcohol ... or not. And, make a whole batch as a punch or just a single cup at a time.
  2. To make just a single cup use 1 cup eggnog, 1/4 cup coffee, and 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup.
  3. If serving later in the day, consider using decaf coffee.
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Mocha Eggnog ~ This delicious mix of eggnog, chocolate, & coffee brings fabulous flavor to your holiday festivities! Make it in punch-sized batches or single mugs, spiked or not, and served warm or chilled. It's the perfect holiday drink for one OR a crowd! #eggnog #mochaeggnog #eggnogcoffee  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


11 comments

  1. Very creative. I love coffee and I love eggnog, so I can imagine how yummy this is.

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  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! I am such an eggnog lover and a mocha lover too! Must make this ASAP :) Pinned!

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    1. Two great tastes that taste great together! Enjoy it, Trish ... I know I sure did. :-)

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  3. Oh my, two of my favorite things - mocha and eggnog! I am pinning this to try :)

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  4. Oh, my word...this post makes me want to join your family...the tree, the eggnog, chatting w/you and your mom...I'll be right over ;)

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  5. This eggnog looks so good! Thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking party!

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  6. Yum! I want to lick my computer screen. I found you on Pinterest & I'm a new follower through Bloglovin & Twitter.

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  7. This looks like an amazing drink to enjoy this season! Happy holidays! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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  8. Your Mocha Eggnog looks fantastic! Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,516. We hope to see you back here again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This is a delicious idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at the You're the Star Blog Hop. We hope to see you again soon!

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  10. Coffee and eggnog! What a delicious combination that I never would have thought to pair together. Mmm! Going to have to see if I can get my hands on another carton of egg nog to try this out. I'll be featuring this at this week's Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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