gingerbread latte

Gingerbread Latte

Enjoy the flavors of the holiday season all year long with this homemade gingerbread latte. Use your choice of espresso or coffee to customize this creamy, spicy latte. Double or triple the syrup and give to friends or family as a holiday gift.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4


Gingerbread Syrup

  • 12 cup molasses
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 shots espresso (or coffee of choice)


Combine molasses, sugar and spices in a heavy bottom saucepan; bring to a low simmer. Whisk in water, stir until all the sugar is dissolved and spices are mixed in, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to glass bottle or jar; set aside.

Warm 2 cups of milk in a large microwave-safe container for about 3 minutes; remove. Using a milk frother or immersion blender, whip warmed milk to desired amount of foam. Milk will double in size, so make sure the container used to heat milk is larger than the initial 2 cups.

To serve, place approximately 1 tablespoon of gingerbread syrup in the bottom of each mug. Add more syrup depending on desired sweetness. Brew espresso per machine’s directions into each mug with syrup. Divide warmed milk between each mug and top with whipped foam. Garnish with gingerbread cookie or a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve immediately.


Ease: Easy

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