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Make this creamy, sweet, and spicy Homemade Gingerbread Latte at home. Skip the lines (and the expense) at your local coffee shop.
It’s just what you need for chilly mornings, or frosty afternoons!
Now that it’s December, we can stop talking about pumpkin, and START talking about gingerbread, and peppermint and holly and … snow?
Okay, perhaps not (we live in Phoenix), but still.. GINGERBREAD!! YES!!
I’m a huge fan of coffee, but I’ve gotten picky
in my old age, about the quality of coffee that I drink. I like it to be … well, perfect. Folks, I like it hot, I like it strong and I like it to not cost me $5 for a cup. Starbucks used to make this for me, but have discontinued it – I haven’t seen it in the last 2 years!
While I’m sure I could find another coffee shop, why bother when I can make my own right at home for a fraction of the cost?
This is good news for YOU because I’m sharing with you my own recipe for Gingerbread Syrup, which is obviously a key ingredient in creating a Gingerbread Latte.
Just heat or steam your favorite milk, then combine with a couple of shots of espresso (or strong coffee), some homemade gingerbread syrup.
To finish, top with whipped cream. Oh myyyyy. It’s the holidays, live a little!
Want to make Gingerbread Men too? Grab my easy recipe!
What is in a Gingerbread Latte?
Most flavored coffee drinks are made up of similar components. Syrup, steamed milk and espresso.
My gingerbread syrup contains ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, molasses, water and sugar.
Why this recipe works
- Easy! You can froth milk using a frother, a steamer, or use an electric beater. You could use a mason jar with a lid and shake it, too!
- Budget Friendly. Make several lattes for the price of one!
Kylee’s Notes & FAQs
No espresso? Try instant espresso powder or very strong brewed coffee.
You can froth milk using a milk frother, a steamer, or use an electric beater. You could use a mason jar with a lid and shake it, too!
Want to make this “adult”? Add a shot of rum, bourbon or brandy.
How to store the syrup
Store in a bottle with a lid at room temp for several weeks.
- Brown sugar can be used in place of molasses.
- Add a little booze to your latte. Go on!
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
How to make a Gingerbread Latte at home:
Full, printable recipe below – just scroll down to the recipe card!
For the Gingerbread Flavored Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Heat, stirring, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Let simmer gently for 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
Optional: Strain the mix through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.
To make a Gingerbread Latte
Add 1 Tbs (or more, to taste) Gingerbread Syrup, and stir.
Pour your freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee into your favorite mug or cup (make it a big one, this is good)
Top with steamed or warmed milk.
Finish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
More delicious coffee drinks:
- Pumpkin Spice Latte. Grab this easy recipe for how to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at home and skip the line at your local coffee shop! Hello, Fall!
- Raspberry Mocha Latte. Be your own barista and enjoy this yummy homemade recipe right in your own kitchen!
- Eggnog Latte Recipe. Creamy with a touch of spice, this super easy, super delicious Eggnog Latte is a holiday go-to! Get an amazing flavored coffee drink right in your own kitchen!
Homemade Gingerbread Latte
For the Gingerbread Syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Heat, stirring, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Let simmer gently for 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Strain the mix through cheesecloth.
To make the latte
- Add 1-4 Tbs (or more, to taste) Gingerbread Syrup, and stir.
- Pour your freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee into your favorite mug or cup (make it a big one, this is good)
- Top with steamed or warmed milk.
- Finish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.
Update: This recipe was originally published in November of 2016. It was republished with updated photos in December of 2020.