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Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe

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Gingerbread Latte. Start your morning with this holiday inspired latte. Filled with cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla this is the perfect latte recipe.

Gingerbread Latte

Every season it seems like I become obsessed with different flavors. Christmas is no exception. Last year it was all about hot chocolate, the year before that was fudge, THIS year it is gingerbread!

Inspiration for this holiday latte recipe came from Starbucks. I noticed a sign for gingerbread latte which made me stop right in my tracks and do a double take. It was at that very moment that I KNEW I needed to create a Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte.

Recipe Features:

  • Copycat Recipe: Tastes exactly like the Starbucks version!
  • No Special Equipment: Whipped milk without a frother!
  • Holiday Favorite: Gingerbread is a classic holiday staple.
Gingerbread Drink Syrup

What You’ll Need:

Look at that drizzle!

This coffee all starts with a simple gingerbread syrup. This is where you’ll get that classic gingerbread flavor and it is so simple to make. The syrup will last two weeks if stored properly. That makes it a great gift to give to friends and family! Coffee drinkers will bow down to you and non-coffee peeps will adore this in their cocoa.

  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coffee or espresso
  • Milk or cream

When you are ready to use you have two options:

  1. You can brave the espresso machine. Pour one shot into your cup. Stir a few tablespoons of syrup until dissolved. Top with warmed milk.
  2. Stir it right into a cup of extra strong coffee. Easy peasy. Top with a little whipped cream or dip biscotti.

Step by Step Instructions:

For the syrup:

  1. Combine the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium saucepan.
  2. Whisk in the water. Heat to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer.
  3. Continue to cook on low for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Pour the syrup into a sealed container and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

For the Latte:

  1. When ready to create your latte combine espresso or coffee with 2-3 tablespoons of your gingerbread syrup. Top with milk or cream and enjoy!
Easy Gingerbread Latte

Tips and FAQs:

Can you make a latte with regular coffee?

A typical household will not have an espresso machine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own latte’s at home. You can substitute strong brewed coffee for espresso for a quick homemade latte. I suggest brewing your coffee with a French press (affiliate) or Aeropress (affiliate) to achieve a smooth strong flavor.

How to froth milk with a mason jar:

  1. Combine 2 to 3 tablespoons of the gingerbread syrup with 1/2 cup whole milk in a 16 oz mason jar. Secure the lid and shake as hard as you can for one minute.
  2. Remove the lid from the jar and microwave for 30 seconds. Pour the warm sweetened milk into your coffee and spoon the foam on top of your drink.

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Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Gingerbread Latte. Start your morning with this holiday inspired latte. Filled with cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla this is the perfect latte recipe.

Ingredients

For the Syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Latte:

  • espresso or dark brewed coffee
  • warmed milk or cream

Instructions

  1. Combine the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk in the water. Heat to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer.
  3. Continue to cook on low for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Pour the syrup into a sealed container and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  5. When ready to create your latte; combine espresso or coffee with 2-3 tablespoons of your gingerbread syrup.
  6. Top with milk or cream and enjoy!

Notes

How to quickly froth milk in a mason jar:

Combine 2 to 3 tablespoons of the gingerbread syrup with 1/2 cup whole milk in a 16 oz mason har. Secure the lid and shake as hard as you can for one minute.

Remove the lid from the jar and microwave for 30 seconds. Pour the warm sweetened milk into your coffee and spoon the foam on top of your drink.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g
Gingerbread Latte. Start your morning with this holiday inspired latte. Filled with cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla this is the perfect latte recipe.

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