Skip the coffee house and make your own gingerbread latte at home. This Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread Latte uses a homemade gingerbread spice syrup that is easy to make and adds the perfect amount of spices to your coffee drinks.
It’s that time of the year – for all things sweet and yummy. It’s #ChristmasSweetsWeek! This gingerbread latte fits right in with the sweet and yummy. I loved the Starbucks gingerbread lattes when they used to sell them. I wish they still would, that is until now. I can make my own at home, anytime and it’s so much cheaper.
I’ve seen recipes where you don’t have to use a syrup and I have tried them, wasn’t a fan. I’ve used the store bought coffee syrups and they left a weird after taste, again not a fan. So, I decided to make my own syrup. Definitely the way to go! The recipe for the gingerbread spice syrup is easy and takes 20 minutes to make. It makes quite a bit and last a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
I really wanted a gingerbread house as a prop for this recipe and I searched everywhere for one I liked that wasn’t too expensive. Never found one and my daughter surprised me by saying she would decorate one for me! How cool is that?! She told me upfront, that it won’t be a masterpiece; I didn’t care about that! I think she did great.
Above I mentioned that it was Christmas Sweets Week, and that means all week bloggers will be sharing oodles of delicious sweets and treats. This event is co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun?
25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
Below the recipe you will find today’s recipes linked up from other bloggers! So much goodness!
How to Make a Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread Latte:
To make the gingerbread syrup you will need water, sugar, and spices. The hardest part to making the syrup is waiting for it to thicken. It will take about 15-20 minutes of the syrup simmering for it to thicken. Allow the syrup to cool some before pouring into any glass container.
I used strong coffee to make this and steamed milk. The amounts I used are my preference and you can add more or less of either coffee or milk.
There really isn’t too many instructions to this recipe once you make the syrup. Add coffee into mug, add 3/4 ounce of gingerbread syrup (or to taste) to the coffee, stir; and add your steamed milk. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
The gingerbread spice syrup makes a great gift!
Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread Latte
For the Gingerbread Syrup:
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
For the latte:
- 2 cups (6 oz each) strongly brewed coffee
- 1 cup milk, steamed
- whipped cream, optional
For the Gingerbread Syrup:
- In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Give it a stir. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally so the sugar dissolves.
- Once it comes to a boil, lower heat slightly and simmer until the syrup has thickened. This will take about 15-20 minutes. Be sure to stir the syrup occasionally.
- Once the syrup has thickened, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool and pour into a glass jar. Store in refrigerator up to two weeks.
- To use in lattes, use about 3/4 ounce per 6 oz of hot coffee.
To make latte:
- Pour coffee into two mugs, add 3/4 ounce of gingerbread syrup into each mug. Stir.
- Add steamed milk (about 1/2 cup per mug) and top with whipped cream, if desired.
Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Flaky Nutella Christmas Tree from Shockingly Delicious
Gingerbread Sweet Rolls from The Redhead Baker
Grinch Pancakes from Katie’s Cucina
Mini Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts from It Bakes Me Happy
Christmas Pastries and Desserts:
Angel Sugar Crisps from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Chocolate Cherry Loaf from Seduction In The Kitchen
Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups from Sweet Beginnings
Peppermint Chunk Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Snowman Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Toy Soldier Frosted Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Vegan Gingerbread Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy
Bourbon Balls from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from Family Around the Table
Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee) from Palatable Pastime
Gingerbread Fudge from Love and Confections
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Star Crunch Inspired Bars from Our Good Life
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