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 ... served warm or chilled. It's the perfect holiday drink for one or a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 1 Quart eggnog
  • 1 Cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 Cup chocolate syrup (or Creme de Cacao for a spiked version)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Shaved chocolate (optional)
  • Ground nutmeg (optional)

Preparation

For the chilled version:

Chill prepared coffee. Combine eggnog, coffee, and chocolate syrup (or Creme de Cacao) until well combined.

For warm version:

In a medium saucepan, combine coffee and eggnog; warm over medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate syrup (or Creme de Cacao). Pour into mugs and top each serving with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and a tiny sprinkling of ground nutmeg (not too much or the flavor will be too overpowering!)