This post was created in partnership with Ninja Coffee Bar® System. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.
Hi there! If you’ve met me (or even just know me through the blog) you know the place that coffee holds in my heart. Haha but really, I do love it… I have a chalkboard that I like to switch out with different coffee drinks because I like to play barista. Well now there is no playing Barista… I am a Barista! For reals. Christmas came early for me when the new Ninja Coffee Bar® System arrived at my door.
I remember how when I got my first iPhone I couldn’t put it down. Well that’s how I feel playing with my Ninja, especially the frother! This thing is legit. There is no calculating water to coffee scoop ratios, you just choose 1 of the 6 brew sizes or 5 brew types, scoop in the suggested number of scoops and the Ninja Coffee Bar® System will dispense the correct amount of water from its mega tank.
When trying to decide what to make with my Ninja first, I thought of my favorite little coffee shop that was around the corner from my apartment when I lived in Chicago. They introduced me to one of my favorite coffee drinks, the Dirty Chai Latte. Have you ever had one? It’s a Chai Latte with a shot of espresso in it. Ahhhh yes, so good!!! Since it’s holiday time, I decided I would break in my Ninja Coffee Bar® System with a Dirty Chai Latte with Eggnog (full printable recipe below).
First I added coffee and the contents of a Chai tea bag into the built-in filter.
Look ↓! There’s a cute little booster seat for my coffee cup! 😉 I’m the only coffee drinker in the house so I love that I can make a single serve cup easily with the Ninja. I used the specialty brew setting for the Dirty Chai Latte; it’s the most concentrated serving and while it was brewing it smelled like my favorite coffee shop in Chicago! Isn’t it so amazing how the memory of a smell can capture a time in your life?
I heated up the eggnog and poured most of it to the dirty chai. Can we talk about this swirl of creaminess? ↓ I’m inspired to start practicing coffee art now! 😉
I could not wait to get my hands on the built-in hot and cold frother! I created froth out of the remaining eggnog and spooned it on top of the Eggnog Dirty Chai Latte.
You guys. I may or may not have squealed a little when I saw this beautiful frothy top. I couldn’t stop admiring it!
Eggnog Dirty Chai Latte
- 2 large scoops coffee
- Contents of 1 Chai tea bag
- 3/4 cup eggnog
- Ground cinnamon for topping optional
- Add coffee and chai tea to coffee filter and brew, selecting the "Specialty" brew type into a mug.
- Heat eggnog in microwave for 30 seconds.
- Pour eggnog into the brewed coffee/chair leaving room at the top.
- Pull out built-in frother from the side of the Ninja and froth remaining eggnog for about 30 seconds.
- Gently spoon out froth and place on top of the Dirty Chai Latte.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
I am so enjoying my festive little Christmas coffee station!
I love iced coffee!
I would be most excited to make a Peppermint Mocha at home.
liz lew says
Peppermint something with Cuban coffee!
kATHY DALTON says
I’m most excited to make a homemade french vanilla latte.
i’d love to make a hot peppermint mocha
I was just contemplating this as a purchase – I would love to make mochas and my own lattes at home!
Nicole B. says
I’m most excited to make a homemade vanilla latte.
Amy Orvin says
I would love to make a mocha frappe.
I love the way I can almost taste it as the result of your description.
Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Melissa Storms says
I love iced flavored coffee with frothed milk. I love that you can do all the steps to make one with just one machine.
Ashley Keinath says
Carame latte the milk frother is so super exciting!!! Any latte really or a peppermint mocha ’tis the season
Tabathia B says
Probably an iced americano
Keri justice says
I would love to own one. I would make myself an iced caramel mocha!
I was just getting ready to buy one of these for my fiancée! Guess I’ll wait until after Sunday in case I win!
I am most excited to make a vanilla latte at home.
Mochas are my favorite!
peppermint mocha is the first thing i would make