Skip the lines (and the expense) at your local coffee shop, and make this creamy, sweet and spicy Homemade Gingerbread Latte at home! It’s just what you need for chilly mornings, or frosty afternoons!
Now that it’s November, 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!! Today, I’m sharing with you my own recipe for Gingerbread Syrup, which is obviously a key ingredient in creating a Gingerbread Latte. Just heat the milk, pour it into your coffee with some homemade gingerbread syrup, then pile whipped cream on top… oh myyyyy. It’s the holidays, live a little!
We all know that 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. I HATE burned tasting drip coffee, or (worse) weak and pathetic brown water with a faint coffee scent. Folks, I like it hot, I like it strong and I like it to not cost me $5 for a cup.
Right, onto the recipe!!
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 Tbs molasses
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 oz freshly brewed coffee
- 8 oz milk warmed
- whipped cream
- pinch cinnamon optional
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.
Add 1 Tbs (or more, to taste) Gingerbread Syrup, and stir.
Pour your freshly brewed coffee into your favorite mug or cup (make it a big one, this is good)
Top with warmed milk or half n half.
Finish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.