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Sweetly spiced homemade Gingerbread Syrup is perfect for making into a festive gingerbread latte. It’s easy to make and takes just 20 minutes!

Gingerbread Latte with Homemade Gingerbread Syrup in Festive Red Holiday Mug

I am so looking forward to the next three days.

We’re a little early this year, but today Mike and I are doing our annual Christmas Godfather tradition. (And yes, I know that’s weird and that The Godfather has nothing to do with Christmas. Try telling that to Mike, lol.)

We’ll be making roasting chestnuts, and spaghetti marinara is on the menu.

Tomorrow we’re having our Christmas Eve appetizer party at my parents’ house.

On Christmas morning we’re having brunch at my parents’ house. And in the evening Mike and I are hosting an intimate dinner party with friends, which I’m excited about!

I’m thinking of either making roast beef dinner with a few sides, or instead making a French beef stew like Carbonade à la Flamande or Daube de Boeuf. And then for dessert perhaps Crème Brûlée. Or maybe I’ll just make it a little easier and pick up a few treats from a local pastry shop ahead of time (I won’t tell if you won’t, lol!). (Side Note: I wish I had time to make homemade Profiteroles like I did last year!)

I’m getting ahead of myself though; back to this syrup!

This festive Gingerbread Syrup is going to be my Christmas morning treat for my family – gingerbread latte, anyone? We made homemade eggnog lattes on Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit, so why not make festive lattes a tradition, right?!

Gingerbread Syrup with Description

Gingerbread Spice

Gingerbread spice is essential to make Gingerbread Syrup! You probably already have all the necessary spices on hand.

Here’s what goes into gingerbread spice:

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Pro Tip: Black pepper sounds like a weird ingredient, but it’s classic in gingerbread – don’t skip it!

Front View of Gingerbread Latte with Homemade Gingerbread Syrup in Red Snowflake Mug

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

Once you have your gingerbread spice mix ready to go, this Gingerbread Syrup recipe is very easy to make!

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe Ingredients

  • Gingerbread spice mix
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Vanilla

How to Make Gingerbread Syrup

  1. Add all ingredients except the vanilla to a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, and then turn the heat down and simmer until it has the thickness of maple syrup, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the vanilla.

Gingerbread Syrup in Small White Pitcher with Festive Holiday Fabric

Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Now that you made sweetly spiced Gingerbread Syrup, you can turn it into a gingerbread latte!

Gingerbread Latte Ingredients

To make one gingerbread latte, you’ll need:

  • 2 shots espresso or 1/4 cup hot strong-brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, warmed to steaming
  • 2 tablespoons Gingerbread Syrup (the full recipe is below)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, for topping
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon or grated nutmeg, for topping

Gingerbread Latte Recipe Instructions

  1. Combine the espresso, milk, and Gingerbread Syrup in a mug.
  2. Top with the whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg.
  3. Enjoy!

What Does a Gingerbread Latte Taste Like?

A gingerbread latte tastes like a gingerbread cookie dipped in coffee! It tastes like a blend of warm spices with a hefty dose of ginger, blended into sweet, creamy coffee.

More Fun Hot Lattes to Try

Close Up of Whipped Cream on Top of Gingerbread Latte with Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

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Gingerbread Syrup

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Sweetly spiced homemade Gingerbread Syrup is perfect for making into a gingerbread latte!

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients except the vanilla in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, then turn heat down slightly and simmer until slightly thickened (to about the consistency of maple syrup), about 10 to 15 minutes. Swirl the saucepan as necessary to help the sugar dissolve, but don’t stir it.
  • Once thickened, turn off heat and add the vanilla.
  • Cool, and then pour into a lidded glass jar for storage.
  • Let it cool to room temperature before covering the jar.

Notes

  • This recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups total, which is about 12 (2-tablespoon) servings.
  • The nutrition information given is for 1 serving of the Gingerbread Syrup only, not for a Gingerbread Latte.
  • Store the syrup in a glass jar at cool room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Serving Suggestions: Use this syrup to make gingerbread lattes, or as a topping for oatmeal, pudding, ice cream, waffles, pancakes, French toast, etc.

Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Now that you made sweetly spiced Gingerbread Syrup, you can turn it into a gingerbread latte!

Gingerbread Latte Ingredients

To make one gingerbread latte, you’ll need:
  • 2 shots espresso or 1/4 cup hot strong-brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, warmed to steaming
  • 2 tablespoons Gingerbread Syrup 
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, for topping
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon or grated nutmeg, for topping

Gingerbread Latte Recipe Instructions

To make one gingerbread latte, simply:
    1. Combine the espresso, milk, and Gingerbread Syrup in a mug.
    2. Top with the whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg.
    3. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons of syrup | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Latte, Gingerbread Syrup

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on December 23, 2012. I updated it with more information on December 7, 2020.

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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21 Comments

  1. This recipe is AMAZING! Searched for months this year for gingerbread coffee and could never find it. Then tried out someone else’s recipe and threw away the entire batch, a bunch of $ went down the drain bc it was horrible. This is a recipe I will use forever! Thank you!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made a batch to try and will now be making more to give as Christmas presents. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Just made the syrup this morning! So good! Love all the spices and how easily it comes together.

  4. love that red mug. It seems like you had a great plans for christmas and all the recipes sounds so goood. Esp Creme Brulee. I love little traditions like the syrup because it makes you and your family look forward to that and it makes it even more special.

  5. Jenn and Seth says:

    oh wow, this sounds soooo delicious Faith! YUM!

  6. Tina @foodfortina says:

    Beautiful recipe, and one that I’ve just bookmarked :) Hope you had an awesome Christmas, and have a Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Faith ~ I would not have been able to guess how to make this syrup. Sounds so good. Love the tree image in the whipped cream!
    Wishing you and your family a dazzling Christmas and a fabulous 2013!
    LL

  8. Oh I might actually do this too on Christmas morning. It seems perfect. Looking forward to hearing what you do make for Christmas night. Sounds fun and delicious.

  9. Faith,

    This sounds sooooo good! I’m going to try to make it tomorrow morning to add to our coffee! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I’m so thankful to have found you!

    Caroline

    1. Caroline, You are so sweet, thank you so much for the kind comment. I’m so happy to have found you as well.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

      Hugs,
      Faith

      P.S. Hope you enjoy the gingerbread syrup! :)

  10. This syrup sounds delicious! and I have to tell you that your last year’s profiteroles post somehow gave me comfort and got me hooked to your blog. Happy Christmas!

    1. Valynn, You totally made my day! I’m so happy you enjoyed last year’s post and have been following since. Thank you so much!

      Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

      Faith

  11. Magic of Spice says:

    The syrup sounds wonderful and perfect for any treats this holiday!
    Happy Holidays my friend!

  12. Moms are great and so are you Faith for hosting friends over the busy Holiday period.
    BTW…crème brûlée is one of my top 5 favs…thus, a spirtual setting shall be placed for me too at your table…n’est-ce-pas? LOL

    Faith…Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones…and the very best for the upcoming year.

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

  13. This syrup sounds amazing Faith. All of your upcoming holiday events sound like a lot of fun – enjoy them! Merry Christmas :) xoxo

  14. Adore your homemade syrups!! I want one of these right now

  15. I definitely need this! I make all sorts of lattes at home… this syrup will come in handy plenty of times. Thanks for sharing, Faith!! Happy Holidays! xo

  16. This reminds me of your pumpkin syrup recipe! Love it!

  17. Amy (Savory Moments) says:

    This syrup sounds so delightful for a Christmas morning latte! Gingerbread and the related spices are my favorite holiday flavors. Merry Christmas, Faith!

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