Can I make gingerbread syrup at home?
Sure, you can. Making gingerbread syrup at home is quite easy as long as you have the necessary ingredients. The ingredients below yield almost 1 cup of gingerbread syrup. If you like to make more, then you should increase the amounts accordingly.
To make gingerbread syrup add the ingredients below to a saucepan, and heat over medium heat continuously stirring. When it comes to a boil, leave it to simmer for 5 minutes until it has a similar consistency to maple syrup. Once your gingerbread syrup is ready, you should transfer it to a glass container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Please keep in mind that you should shake it before each use.
Ingredients for gingerbread syrup:
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup water
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Can I add cloves to the gingerbread latte?
Yes. The flavor of cloves also suits the gingerbread latte well. You can add ½ teaspoon of ground cloves to the recipe above if you’d like.
Gingerbread Latte Recipe
You crave a gingerbread latte but don't feel like going out to grab one. Right here is the homemade gingerbread latte recipe for you to satisfy your craving!
Tags: Gingerbread latte
Gingerbread latte is a milky coffee drink flavored with warm spices like ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It is usually topped with whipped cream and garnished with some gingerbread particles or spices.
There are different versions of gingerbread latte recipes, so, if you do not have any of the ingredients below at hand, you can look for other recipes online to find one that fits what you already have.
Gingerbread latte is originally made with espresso at Starbucks. However, you can also use other coffees to make it from drip coffee to pour-over. It is better to use a strong and flavorful coffee for a perfect experience. So, if you do not have a chance to make espresso, Moka Pot, or AeroPress at home, you can try pour-over. Making a drip coffee using a coffee machine should be the latest choice.
Now let’s move on to the recipe below and easily make a delicious gingerbread latte at home!
2 shots espresso, Moka Pot, or AeroPress (or 1/2 cup pour-over / drip coffee)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¾ cup milk
Sugar or honey for sweetening (optional)
Whipped cream (optional)
Add the coffee, molasses, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg to a small bowl and whisk them well.
Pour the mixture into 2 coffee mugs.
Heat the milk to boil and froth it using a frother or whisker. You can also use a French press to froth the milk, moving the plunger of the French press up and down for 1-2 minutes.
Pour the frothed milk into the coffee mugs and spoon the foam over.
Put some whipped cream on top, and sprinkle some cinnamon, nutmeg, or gingerbread particles for garnish.
Your gingerbread latte is ready.
RECIPE NOTE FOR GINGERBREAD LATTE:
Instead of molasses, maple syrup, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract, you can use 3 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup if you have some.
HOW TO SERVE GINGERBREAD LATTE:
You can serve gingerbread latte in a coffee mug topped with whipped cream or the foam of frothed milk or both. You can sprinkle some nutmeg, cinnamon, or gingerbread particles on it. By the way, a glass coffee cup would be easy on the eye.
A coffee cake will go great with gingerbread latte, or you can prefer to serve gingerbread man along with it to complete the theme.