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DIY Gingerbread Latte

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DIY Gingerbread Latte is the perfect recipe that you can make yourself at home to enjoy during the holidays. It is spicy, comforting, and warm.

gingerbread latte in two mugs with a napkin and cranberries

Christmas is quickly approaching. Are you getting as excited as I am?

The weather is finally beginning to reflect the season and the ‘red cups’ are now available at Starbucks along with their yummy seasonal drinks.

However, sometimes you just cannot make it to Starbucks for one of those drinks, or perhaps you just want to save some money in order to be able to buy more gifts and such. Either way, I will share with you today a simple DIY Gingerbread Latte that taste similar to the one that you can purchase at Starbucks.

The best thing about this recipe, besides saving you some money, is the aroma that it gives off and makes your house smell like you have been baking up some tasty holiday treats.

What ingredients are needed to make a Gingerbread Latte?

ingredients for gingerbread latte on kitchen counter top

  1. Water
  2. Sugar
  3. Fresh ginger
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Vanilla extract
  6. Hot espresso
  7. Milk (any type of milk is fine)
  8. Whipped cream for topping

How to Make an Easy Gingerbread Latte:

Begin the recipe by making the gingerbread syrup. In a small saucepan, combine together the water, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla.  Bring to a low boil and stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and simmer slowly for 15 to 20 minutes.

This part will have your home smelling so good, trust me!

gingerbread syrup for latte cooking a a saucepan on the stovetop

Add the hot espresso to your favorite mug and pour in 1/4 cup of the gingerbread syrup. Next pour in 1/2 cup of the heated milk.

hand holding can of espresso to make gingerbread latte

If you desire, garnish with some whipped cream and an additional sprinkle of ground nutmeg.

overhead view gingerbread latter in a clear mug next to a napkin

What does Gingerbread Latte taste like?

This gingerbread latte has a sweet flavor. It also has the delicious taste of ginger and latte. Even though fresh ginger is used in this recipe, it does not have a strong ginger taste. The cinnamon and vanilla really bring this recipe together and this is sure to be your new favorite holiday drink.

How much sugar is in a gingerbread latte?

The gingerbread syrup has 1/3 cup of granulated sugar. It is not overly sweet because the recipe makes enough for 2 to 4 lattes depending on how sweet you like your drink. The best thing about making a beverage at home is that you have control over the amount of sugar. If you would like less, then use less.

overhead view gingerbread latter in a clear mug next to a napkin

Gingerbread Latte

DIY Gingerbread Latte is the perfect recipe that you can make yourself at home to enjoy during the holidays. It is spicy, warm, and comforting.
5 from 15 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 206kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot espresso
  • 1 cup hot milk (any type of milk is fine)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  • To make the gingerbread sauce…In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. 
  • Bring to a boil, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.  Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 15 to 20 minutes. This part will have your home smelling so good!
  • Combine the espresso in a mug and add 1/4 cup of the gingerbread syrup.  Top it off with the heated milk.
  • If you desire, garnish with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 138mg
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side view gingerbread latter in clear glass mug

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Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for this Gingerbread Latte? Share them in the comments below!


20 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta
    December 18, 2019 at 11:07 PM

    5 stars
    Give me ALL the gingerbread lattes! This looks great for the cold weather we’ve been having.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM

      Yes!! Thank you Marta!!

  • Reply
    Calysta
    December 20, 2019 at 1:04 AM

    5 stars
    Girl, YAAAAAAASSSS! Who needs Starbucks’s when we have Lakita to break down the secrecy of DIY gourmet holiday coffee drinks! I love it!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 20, 2019 at 3:34 PM

      Yessss!!! Thank you Calysta!!!

  • Reply
    Desirée
    December 20, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    5 stars
    Looks so simple and delish! Yummm!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 20, 2019 at 3:34 PM

      Thank you! Simple recipes are my jam!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    December 21, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    5 stars
    Yes, I am definitely excited about Christmas!!! 🎄🎄🎄

    Love a good latte or anything hot to drink right now!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 22, 2019 at 9:02 AM

      Yay!! It’s almost time!!! Me too 😉

  • Reply
    Aline
    December 22, 2019 at 2:21 AM

    5 stars
    Giiiiiiirl!!!! This looks bomb!!! And this may be what gets my bf to stop spending money at starbucks!! ahaha Will try it tomorrow morning!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 22, 2019 at 9:02 AM

      Thank you!! It is so much more convenient than Starbucks!

  • Reply
    Adri Ruff
    December 22, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    5 stars
    Coffee shop who? I’ll take this any day! I have a grocery run scheduled for today so I’ll be picking up the ingredients for this!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 23, 2019 at 10:29 PM

      Awesome! You will love it!!

  • Reply
    Mila
    December 22, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    5 stars
    The gingerbread scent though, OMG. I HAVE to make this!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 23, 2019 at 10:29 PM

      Yes, it is my favorite scent this time of the year! Gingerbread everything!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    December 22, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    5 stars
    I love the use of fresh ginger here.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 23, 2019 at 10:30 PM

      Thank you Jazz! It really makes a difference!

  • Reply
    Kenys Rae
    December 22, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    5 stars
    I want this right now! It sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 23, 2019 at 10:30 PM

      Try it! It is so delicious!!

  • Reply
    Halima
    December 22, 2019 at 10:56 PM

    5 stars
    Yes to ginger bread everything. This can be easily made as I have all the ingredients in my kitchen right now.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 23, 2019 at 10:30 PM

      I love when that happens!

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