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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gingerbread Latte

We have had a wonderful fall here in the UP this year.  Ok, so we did have a few days that it was mighty cold and yes we did even have some snow and ice already.... but for the most part we have had a beautiful fall.  Gingerbread is one of the spice that make me think of fall and winter and it is perfect in your coffee.

 Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Latte - Make your own Gingerbread Latte at home with homemade gingerbread syrup

If you follow me, you know that I don't have a Starbucks close but I can still have yummy, delicious specialty coffees that I make right at home.  I love making my own syrups, along with knowing what is in them, they also are cheaper.  

I love the smell of gingerbread, and it makes the house smell wonderful.  To make this coffee, I started by making my own gingerbread syrup and then froth my own milk and put it all together.  I have gone through many frothers and I am still trying to find the perfect one.  I also like to start with cold brewed coffee that I then heat it.  You could also use it cold and make an iced gingerbread coffee.  If you don't have time to make cold pressed coffee, hot coffee works just as good.  I like to make my coffee in a french press for the best specialty coffee.

 Gingerbread Syrup
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (I used Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar)
1 cup water

Place all ingredients in sauce pan.
Bring to boil and then turn down until mixture is simmering.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Take off heat and cool.

This will stay good in the fridge for 1 -2 weeks.  It will get thicker as it sits in the fridge.

Gingerbread Latte
To make cold brewed coffee:
1/2 cup coarse coffee
3-4 cups filtered water
Place coffee and water in container (I use my french press) and let sit for 8 -24 hours.
Once coffee has brewed, give the ground a stir and press or using a coffee filter pour the coffee through the filter and place in fridge until ready to use.

To make Latte:
3/4 cup coffee
1/4 cup milk (I use skim milk)
3-4 tsp gingerbread syrup (or amount that you like)
whipped cream (optional)
nutmeg (optional)

Add 3 tsp of gingerbread syrup to coffee.
Add 1 tsp of gingerbread syrup to milk and steam.  (I place in microwave for approx 1 minute).
Froth milk and pour into coffee.
Add whip cream and sprinkle nutmeg over whipped cream.

** If you prefer an Iced Gingerbread Latte, use cold coffee and cold milk.  Add ice to cup and pour in coffee and gingerbread syrup.  Froth milk and gingerbread syrup and add to coffee.  Add whip cream and nutmeg.

*** Almond and Coconut milk work in this recipe too.

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  1. I think you could (should) open your own coffee shop! I wish I new half as much as you about making a good cup of coffee!

    1. Thanks so much for the compliment.. It has been my dream to open a coffee shop. Maybe some day I will

  2. Ooooh, I love this Gingerbread Syrup recipe. I'm making this tonight, it's so cold today and a hot cup of Gingerbread Latte sounds perfect to warm up.

  3. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. This sounds so good! I never would have thought to try creating my syrups.

  5. I try to make my own coffee too, this will be added to my collection thank you very much

  6. I love that syrup recipe. We are avid coffee drinkers. We can always use a way to change up our favorite beverage! Pinned and yummed!

  7. This gingerbread latte looks SO delicious!

  8. This is absolutely great.. Am going to try this soon.. Homemade is always the best..


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