Gingerbread Latte

I made the big mistake of tasting a gingerbread latte for the first time this weekend and can’t believe I have missed out all these years!

Here is a recipe I made although I used coffee since I don’t own an espresso machine.
You also make your own gingerbread syrup (OMGosh!).

I think this is the perfect hot drink for the coziness of Christmas Eve or to welcome friends who might drop by with a plate of cookies. If you know someone who loves gingerbread lattes, make them a batch of home-made syrup presented in a decorative jar with the recipe on a tag. Make sure you include on the tag to keep the syrup in the frig.

Enjoy!

Gingerbread Latte

1/2 cup fresh espresso or coffee
8 oz. milk, steamed or hot

Gingerbread Syrup
2 c. water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the syrup ~
Combine water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove syrup from heat when done. Keep the cooled syrup in the refrigerator.

To make the gingerbread latte ~
Add 1/2 espresso to a 16 oz. cup. Add 1/4 cup of the gingerbread syrup followed by steamed or hot milk. Top off the drink with a dollop of whipped cream (optional) and a sprinkling of nutmeg, if desired.

* Wondering where my promised meringue stars are? It’s been raining here non-stop since Friday so I have not made them yet. It’s too humid in my kitchen with soups and stews cooking but I hope by Wed. there will be a break in the weather or in my cooking!

Comments

  1. Oh that looks so good!!! Just what I need someone to make for me right now. Maybe Santa will.

  2. Sharing this on my FB page!! My fave holiday coffee from starbucks is the gingerbread latte! Thanks for sharing the recipe so I can make them at home…and hopefully save a little money!!

  3. i love anything with gingerbread… so yummy!!!

  4. This sounds like a great treat!!! thanks for sharing..xo HHL

  5. Oh, this sounds like a perfectly tempting treat.

  6. this sounds simply divine!
    xoxo

  7. i dont have syrup, but i do have this really strong, spicy gingerbread chocolate powder..im going to use your recipe and add some in 😀 (not a huge cofee drinker but some chocolate persuades me everytime lol) xx