Gingerbread Latte: Spice it Up!

Christmas might be over, but the spirit lives on! Here is a gingerbread latte that will warm you up, even in the post-holiday season.

How was your holidays? I hope you had a good one! Let me know in the comments what your favorite gift was. πŸ™‚

Mine were fine. Lots of people, and I’m not usually about lots of people. But that’s what Christmas is all about, right? I got some gifts that should be helpful for the blog, so if something looks different or I have swanky new equipment in my shots you’ll know why!

Anyway, I tried this recipe on Christmas Eve. I wanted something a bit festive, but something easy enough to whip up any time during the winter season! It is warm, spicy, and tastes just like gingerbread.

Gingerbread is another Christmas item that doesn’t get a lot of love. Oftentimes it is looked at as the building pieces to a house, but never something that is eaten, for some reason.

Again, much like the eggnog, I am in the minority on this one. The cookies are just so warm and full of spice! How could anyone not like it??

I went down to one of my favorite coffee shops, I saw they were selling a gingerbread latte! I had to try it. Problem was, they were charging $4.50 for a 12oz. latte! I mean, the price point is right for a latte from a coffee shop, but still. As soon as I tasted it, I knew I could recreate this drink at home.

This recipe is a little less sweet because I wanted to accent the spices in the latte. If you want it sweeter, add sugar a half teaspoon at a time until it is to your taste.

Is there any other latte flavor you wanted me to try? Let me know in the comments below!

Cheers!

Gem

Gingerbread Latte

  • Yield about one cup
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Goods you need

  • 1 cup whole milk (don’t skimp on the fat!)
  • 2 T. half and half
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 prepared shot (30 ml) espresso

Let's get to it!

  1. Place a small saucepan over medium low heat.

  2. Pour all ingredients except espresso in the pan. Bring to a bare simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Take pan off the heat and pour in espresso shot.

  4. Using a hand blender, pulse the latte mix until the drink has reached desired frothiness.

  5. Pour into a mug and garnish with gingerbread cookie crumbs or cinnamon.

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