Truth be told, the version of this drink they make at Starbucks is a little better than this homemade version. They use a signature gingerbread syrup that makes a terrific latte. You can purchase the syrup online, but if you want to use ingredients that you probably have handy... this tasty concoction is sure to satisfy. Do yourself a favor and use the optional whipped cream. Also, be very careful with the amount of ginger that you add. A little goes a long way. I ho-ho-hope you like this drink. (This recipe was developed, tested and photographed in December 2015.)
- 1 cup strong coffee
2 teaspoons molasses
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (or sugar)
1 pinch ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
whipped cream - optional
How To Make A Gingerbread Latte
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients EXCEPT for the milk. Stir until molasses is dissolved and everything is well combined.
Place milk in a glass jar. Seal and shake ferociously until foamy. Remove lid and microwave for 30 seconds. (Or you could use a commercial frother.)
Pour milk into a serving glass, using a spoon to hold back the froth as you pour. Add the flavored coffee (for best results use a strainer). Spoon or pour froth over the top of the latte.
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
For a big holiday effect, top with whipped cream and finely crushed pieces of actual gingerbread cookies.
This recipe makes 2 small servings (Starbucks "Short" equivalent) or 1 large serving (Starbucks "Grande" equivalent).
A popular holiday favorite featured at most big name coffee shops at Christmas time. Make it at home for a fraction of the price.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 3271. Submitted 12/7/2015.