Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of the holiday season with this delicious Gingerbread Latte recipe. This homemade version lets you enjoy the cozy aroma and rich flavor of gingerbread in the form of a creamy, frothy latte.
What is Gingerbread Latte?
Is a delicious drink that combines the classic gingerbread flavor with the smooth, creamy texture of a latte. It is a popular holiday drink that is often enjoyed during the winter months and especially during the holidays. The distinctive flavor and aroma of ginger, and spices like cinnamon, (nutmeg, cloves optional), and vanilla, give this latte a warm, comforting appeal. You might also love these Holiday recipes Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Candy Cane Martini.
Ingredients For Gingerbread Latte
Whether you’re hosting a holiday gathering or just want a holiday treat, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So, grab your favorite mug, gather the ingredients, and let’s get started!
- Espresso- If you like strong coffee add 2 shots espresso to this recipe!
- Oat Milk- Nothing like dairy-free milk, this is a very excellent option for this delicious drink, or you can even use coconut milk, both will give it an exquisite flavor!
- Ground Ginger- The spicy flavor of ginger mixed with the other ingredients gives it that holiday party feeling!
- Ground Cinnamon- Cinnamon provides an extra layer of warmth and complexity to the flavor profile.
- Maple Syrup- This caramelized sweetener will balance the bitterness of the coffee, making the recipe very easy to taste! You can also make and use your own homemade gingerbread syrup (see instructions below).
- Molasses- This is a thick syrup that people use as a sweetener. (Use it only if you are preparing homemade gingerbread syrup).
- Vanilla Extract- A small amount of this ingredient makes a difference in the flavor!
- Whipped Cream- For those who enjoy an extra treat, whipped cream can be added on top, along with a pinch of ground cinnamon for an aromatic and visually appealing garnish. (If you don’t want so many calories you can use light).
- Gingerbread Cookie- For decoration, why not eat it while we taste our incredible recipe?
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
How to Make Gingerbread Latte?
1.- In a small pot, heat the oat milk, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup, over medium heat until it begins to smoke. Don’t let it boil.
2.-While the milk is heating, pour the hot coffee or espresso into the cup and stir to combine with the milk.
3.-Once the milk is steaming, remove it from the heat.
4.-Milk frother with an immersion blender, froth, or by shaking it vigorously in a tightly closed jar for about 30 seconds.
5.- Slowly pour the foamed milk into the mug to create a creamy layer on top of the coffee and syrup mixture.
6.-Top the latte with whipped cream, if desired, and sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon for an extra touch of flavor and garnish with a gingerbread cookie and ENJOY!
How to Make Gingerbread Simple Syrup?
By making your own syrup you save preparation time and it will taste better than Starbucks copycat
1 cup of water
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of molasses
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves optional
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Make the gingerbread syrup
In a small saucepan, combine water, granulated sugar, molasses, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Let the syrup boil gently.
Reduce heat and simmer mixture for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Let the gingerbread syrup cool to room temperature before using or store it in a sealed container in the fridge. It can be kept for up to a month.
Tips and Variations
Adjust the gingerbread syrup according to your taste preferences.
- If you prefer a stronger ginger flavor, increase the amount of ground ginger in the syrup. Likewise, if you prefer a sweeter syrup, add more sugar or molasses.
- Experiment with different types of milk for your latte, such as almond, soy, or coconut milk, to accommodate dietary restrictions or try new flavors.
- For a more indulgent touch, drizzle some caramel or chocolate sauce on top of the whipped cream before sprinkling with cinnamon.
- If you don’t have access to an espresso machine, you can use instant coffee. Simply dissolve 2 teaspoons of instant coffee in hot water and adjust the intensity to your liking.
- To make a decaffeinated version of this latte, use decaffeinated coffee or decaffeinated espresso.
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- 1 ¾ cups oat milk
- 1-2 shots espresso
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon molasses (only to make gingerbread syrup).
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Whipped cream to top.
- 2 gingerbread cookie for garnish!
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and molasses over medium heat until it begins to smoke. Don't let it boil.
- While the milk is heating, pour the hot coffee or espresso into the cup and stir to combine with the milk.
- Once the milk is steaming, remove it from the heat.
- Froth the milk with an immersion blender, frother, or by shaking it vigorously in a tightly closed jar for about 30 seconds.
- Slowly pour the foamed milk into the mug to create a creamy layer on top of the coffee and syrup mixture.
- Top the latte with whipped cream, if desired, and sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon for an extra touch of flavor and garnish with a gingerbread cookie, and ENJOY!
- If you don't have access to an espresso machine, you can use instant coffee. Simply dissolve 2 teaspoons of instant coffee in hot water and adjust the intensity to your liking.
Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 74gFiber 3gSugar 49gProtein 4g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!
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