Nutmeg is used in many cultures and cuisines, in both sweet and savory foods. For more on culture-specific uses of nutmeg, read Nutmeg in Greek Food, Nutmeg in Middle Eastern Food and Nutmeg in German Food. For an overview of cooking with nutmeg, watch this nutmeg video.
Please note that, when taken in large quantities, nutmeg is a toxin. There has been some press over an issue with some teens using nutmeg as a drug.
Nutmeg Coffee Recipes
- Cafe con Miel Recipe
- Coffee Grog Recipe
- Cold Coffee Eggnog Recipe
- Creamy Chocolate Espresso Recipe
- Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe (with nutmeg pyrotechnics)
- Holiday Coffee Recipe
- Hot Orange Mocha Recipe
- Mexican Coffee Recipe
- Pumpkin Pie Latte Recipe
- Spiced Latte Recipe
Nutmeg is sometimes used as a masala chai spice. It tends to go best with black teas, particularly black tea lattes.
Since it is a warming spice, nutmeg is commonly used in holiday drink recipes, such as eggnog, hot chocolate and apple cider.
- Bourbon Eggnog Recipe
- Cooked Eggnog Recipe
- Crockpot Mulled Cider Recipe
- Krambambuli Recipe (a.k.a. "Danzig Punch")
- Old-Fashioned Eggnog Recipe
- Rum Holiday Eggnog Recipe
- Spiced Hot Cocoa Recipe
- Vegan Eggnog Recipe
Nutmeg is a versatile spice that can add flavor to sweet and savory foods alike. Savory nutmeg recipes include Nutmeg Beef Marinade, Irish Potatoes With Nutmeg and Kale, Matzo Balls With Nutmeg and Spanikopita. Below, I've listed sweet nutmeg recipes for foods that pair well with coffee and tea.