This French Press eggnog coffee recipe is a winner for all coffee lovers. A delicious combination of a French press coffee, with eggnog, and a pinch of cinnamon to round it up. This particular delicacy can be enjoyed as a hot beverage or cold as a splendid cocktail.
Especially during Easter and Christmas, when eggnog is regaining popularity, eggnog coffee is served and drunk more often.
What makes today's coffee recipe particularly stand out is the use of a coffee prepared in the French Press.
I am a huge coffee lover and an absolute fan of coffee brewed in a French press. My morning coffee before I go to work, I prefer to make in the French Press (without the eggnog). 😉
- Strong ground coffee of your choice
- Eggnog or homemade egg liqueur
- Ground Cinnamon
- Milk foam optional
- Brown Sugar optional
See the recipe card for quantities.
First of all, it is necessary to prepare your French Press. To do so, measure out 1-2 teaspoons of grated coffee and fill it into the French Press. Now boil the water in your kettle or on the stove in a small saucepan.
Once the water is boiling, slowly pour it into your French Press. Since I bought a small French Press (0.35 l) years ago, this size fits perfectly for one to two teaspoons of coffee. Depends on how strong you want your coffee.
Before closing the French press, stir well with a tablespoon.
Let the coffee brew for five minutes. After the time has elapsed, press down the plunger of the coffee press.
Now pour the coffee into a mug and prepare the eggnog. For two eggnog coffees, you need 4 cl (40ml) eggnog. Since the liqueur is heavier than the coffee, it will sink to the bottom when you pour it in. This difference in weight creates a beautiful layered image as the eggnog sinks to the bottom and the coffee floats on top.
Last but not least, a dash of cinnamon dusting over the coffee. It gives a great combination of flavors with eggnog!
Optionally, you can decorate your French press eggnog coffee with milk foam. If the sweetness of the eggnog is not enough, you can, of course, add sugar. In my opinion, however, it is not necessary because the eggnog itself, as a sweet drink, contributes enough to the sweetening.
The sweetness will most likely be enough if you are opting to use my homemade egg liqueur recipe for this delicious beverage.
You did it! In a few steps, you have prepared this yummy beverage! Enjoy it with a hearty Easter snack with friends and relatives, or just because, if you just feel like it!
🧐 Facts about French Press vs. Pour Over
The French Press is one of the most popular brewing methods for coffee. It has been around since the late 1800s and was created by a man named Mr. Bodum. The French Press consists of three parts: a carafe, which holds the water; a plunger, which pushes down on coffee grounds to create the necessary pressure needed to extract flavor from the coffee beans; and mesh filter that separates out any coarse particles or sediment from your drink.
French press coffee, because of its long full-immersion brew and lack of a paper or cloth filter, will almost always have a heavier body, what some describe as being “rich” or creamy. Some coffee lovers find that thick mouthfeel to be distracting from the rest of what the coffee has to offer, and the brewing process can also create somewhat muddled flavors that erase some of the nuance of more delicate coffees, but for a big, bold, long-sipping brew, French press is the ideal.
Main advantages of the French Press brewing method:
- It’s affordable, as French Press isn’t that expensive.
- It results in an insanely flavorful cup of coffee.
- You get a healthier cup of coffee, as the filter does not prevent the antioxidant-rich coffee oils from getting into your mug.
- You don’t have to waste paper (I mean the coffee filters).
- This method is quite simple and would work for all experience levels, including beginners.
- You can fully control your brew and experiment with various configurations (bean type, coarseness, steeping time, etc.).
- It is suited for the cold brew method as well.
- Comes in various sizes and allows users to brew from a single cup to around 4 mugs at a time.
As a cocktail, serve cold. Use a shaker with ice for cooling down the coffee before pouring it into the cocktail class. To make it really easy for you, though, you can just use an ice cube to chill it.
Also works well with a cold brew coffee. Just another delicious option for this delightful drink.
🍪 What to serve with this?
- No-bake chocolate ricotta cheesecake
- Chocolate Espresso Crinkle Cookies
- Chocolate chip ricotta loaf cake
- Ultimate double chocolate bundt cake
💭 Top tip
If you sweeten with sugar, I recommend first sweetening and mixing the coffee with the sugar in advance. Fill it into the desired drinking glass only after combining the sugar with the coffee. This way, you don't destroy the beautiful layers.
French Press Eggnog Coffee
- Kettle or small pot for boiling water
- Tablespoon for stirring
- Coffee Mug or drinking glass
- Milk foam
- Brown Sugar
- Measure out 1-2 teaspoons of grated coffee and fill it into the French Press.
- Boil water in your kettle or on the stove in a small saucepan.
- Once the water is boiling, slowly pour it into your French Press.
- Stir well with a Tablespoon.
- Close the press and let the coffee brew for 5 minutes.
- Press down the plunger of your coffee press.
- Pour the coffee into the drinking glass or coffee mug.
- Pour in the eggnog.
- Dust the coffee with cinnamon and enjoy your lovely drink!
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove