7 Holiday Drinks With Way More Calories Than You Think


Coffeeshops offer lots of indulgent holiday beverages, but don’t be fooled: you can make them in the cozy comfort of your kitchen, too. Watch out for these surprisingly calorie-laden cold-weather drinks.

1. Eggnog

Eggnog doesn’t pull its rich creaminess out of thin air. With all that milk, cream, sugar and eggs, just a cup is heavy with a whole lot of calories: 224, to be exact, plus about 11 grams of fat.

2. Hot chocolate

Just 16 ounces of homemade hot chocolate will run you 385 calories—and that’s without the whipped cream.

3. Gingerbread latte

The Starbucks holiday favorite clocks in at 360 calories for a grande, with whole milk and whipped cream—plus 17 grams of fat. You’d be better off eating the real thing. A homemade square has 263 calories and 12 grams of fat.

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4. Fa La Latte

The creation from Caribou Coffee comes with espresso…

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