Christmas Latte : Hot Buttered Latte with Kahlua - Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Christmas Latte : Hot Buttered Latte with Kahlua

Holiday Entertaining: Hot Buttered Lattes. Need a Christmas Coffee Drink? Look no further than this Christmas Latte. A spin off of the Hot Buttered Rum, it features fresh coffee and Kahlua. Please your holiday guests with this delightful drink. Part of the Holidays Made Easy Blog Series. #HolidaysMadeEasy #kahlua #holiday #drinks #Menu Ideas

Mmmmm, nothing tastes as good as a hot cup of coffee. For me anyways. Well, unless it’s this wonderful Hot Buttered Latte with Kahlua. Talk about a kickstart to your day! Whammy! I only splurge on this on Christmas morning and a few chilly evenings a year (not daily, LOL!). The recipe is a spin off of the old Hot Buttered Rum. I like the thought of a serving warm Christmas coffee drinks, so I decided to go that way. I worked in a coffee shop years ago, and that is where my love of coffee began. The good news? I made this with regular coffee. No expresso machine necessary! So I guess it’s not technically a “latte recipe” in the eyes of a coffee connoisseur, but we can keep that a secret, right?  If you are using this for late night Holiday entertaining, feel free to use decaf coffee. You can also always omit the Kahlua! This post is part of the 5 day series “Holidays Made Easy!”. Be sure and see what my brilliant blogging friends have come up with (links are at the bottom of the page!). Together we’ve created 9 Delicious Drinks! You will want to try them all!
Drinks round up 1

Add some Kahlua to morning coffee for a kickstart to the day

Decorate a fun Holiday Drink with a Star cookie
Christmas Cookie Coffee! I topped mine off with this fun chocolate sugar cookie that was cut out using a cookie cutter from Cost Plus World Market.
Kahlua Especial added to an amazing hot buttered coffee
Hot Buttered Lattes

Christmas Latte: Hot Buttered Latte with Kahlua

  • 1/2 quart French Vanilla Ice Cream (thawed slightly)
  • 1/2 pound butter, softened
  • 1/2 pound brown sugar
  • 1/2 pound powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Hot coffee, freshly brewed
  • milk or cream (optional for those who prefer in their coffee)
  • Kahlua (feel free to omit)
  • whipped cream for garnish
1. In a large mixing bowl (preferably a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer), combine ice cream, butter, sugars, and cinnamon. Mix until nice and smooth. Store in freezer
2. When ready to use, place 2 tablespoons (or 3 if you like sweeter!) in a coffee mug. Add 1 jigger of Kahlua. Fill cup with 8 ounces freshly brewed coffee. The butter mixture should melt, but feel free to stir to incorporate. If you prefer cream in your coffee, feel free to add it! Top with a spoonful of whipped cream.
Hot Buttered Coffee with Kahlua

Hot buttered Latte with Kahlua Holidays Made Easy
Here are the fantastic bloggers behind Holidays Made Easy! Be sure to stop by and visit their delightful blogs!

HME Drinks Bloggers
Jessica @ Chaos and Love + April @ illistyle + Kelly @ Eclectic Momsense
Alli @ Made with Happy + Melanie @ Artzy Creations + Tracey @ Let's Go junking


  1. I love that you partake in this Christmas morning! I might join you in that tradition this year ;)

  2. Oh, I MUST make the Hot Buttered Latte With Kahula like now!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  3. Oh my! I think I will join you Christmas morning, this sounds so yummy! Visiting from Happy Holidays Link Party, thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! I'm a sucker for Kahlua though! :) Happy I found your blog! You should join me on Tuesdays for the Celebrate Southern link up I host over at for some southern-inspired posts. You don't have to be a southern blogger to join, this post would be a perfect fit! :)

    1. Thanks Susan! I'm in Texas, so I think I qualify :)

  5. Just stopping by to let you know I'm sharing this recipe as part of a Savoring Saturdays special. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us - hope to see you back again in the new year! :)


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