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