homemade gingerbread latte recipe

Gingerbread Latte

Learn how to make your own homemade Gingerbread Latte with this easy recipe inspired by the Starbucks holiday favourite!

Is there anything more wonderful on a winter day than snuggling up on the couch, sipping on a delicious coffee? It is my favourite way to spend weekend mornings (and afternoons)! Especially with a delicious, flavoured latte!

No need to venture out into the cold to get your hands on a gingerbread latte when you can easily whip one up at home! Talk about convenience! It is also far more economical as this recipe costs only a fraction of the cost to make at home!

To make a latte, you will need a frother but if you don’t have one, you can make a delicious gingerbread coffee by skipping the frothing and just warming the milk.

How to make a Gingerbread Latte

To make this latte at home, you will need to first whip up some gingerbread syrup. To do this, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all of the syrup ingredients except the vanilla extract. Simmer together for 5-7 minutes, whisking often. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla. Let it cool.

Once cooled, run it through a cheese cloth and transfer to a mason jar or other container.

This recipe makes enough syrup for about 8 lattes and can be stored in the fridge.

To make one latte:

For each latte, you need:

  • 2 tablespoons gingerbread syrup
  • 1/3 cup strong-brewed coffee or espresso
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • whipped cream, optional

Add 2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup and the hot coffee to a mug. Stir together.

In a milk frother, froth and heat the milk (if your frother does not warm the milk, warm the milk first on the stovetop). Pour the frothed milk into the mug. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

It really is that simple! Hope you enjoy this homemade coffee treat!

-Cathy

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Gingerbread Latte

Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Gingerbread Syrup (makes enough for 8-10 lattes):
  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons molasses

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • To make a gingerbread latte:
  • 2 tablespoons gingerbread syrup*

  • 1/3 cup strong-brewed coffee or espresso

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • ground cinnamon, for garnish

  • whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • To make the gingerbread syrup:
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all of the syrup ingredients except the vanilla extract. Simmer together for 5-7 minutes, whisking often. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla. Let it cool.
  • Once cooled, run it through a cheese cloth and transfer to a mason jar or other container. Store in the fridge.
  • To make one latte:
  • Add 2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup* and the hot coffee to a mug. Stir together.
  • In a milk frother, froth and heat the milk (if your frother does not warm the milk, warm the milk first on the stovetop). Pour the frothed milk into the mug. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Adjust the amount of gingerbread syrup to suit your preferences.
 

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