A 3 ingredient gingerbread latte made with coffee, milk, and homemade gingerbread syrup. Perfect through fall and winter, and even better than pumpkin spice! The syrup lasts for a long time so if you make a batch, you can have sweet gingerbread coffee all season long.
Try serving your latte with a spice cookie side, like vegan ginger cookies, cute cinnamon sugar cookies, or pumpkin biscotti. Why not go all-in and make your house smell like fall for an even cozier atmosphere!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Coffee: to make the coffee flavour stronger, use espresso instead of drip coffee.
- Syrup: of course you can use store-bought gingerbread syrup in the same amount.
- Milk: use whole milk for the richest taste, or any milk of your choice. For a non-dairy option, soy milk is ideal.
How to Make a Gingerbread Latte
Step 1: add the gingerbread syrup to the bottom of a mug, then fill with your desired amount of coffee.
Step 2: top with (foamed) milk and sprinkle some cinnamon over it before serving.
- Foam the milk: use a milk foamer, immersion blender, or even whisk by hand to foam up your milk for an even better sip.
- Sweeten to taste: this is a fairly sweet latte, so you can use less syrup, but note that you'll also have less gingerbread flavour.
- Add the syrup first: this will make it mix in as the coffee is poured or drips, so you don't need to stir after adding the milk and ruin the foam.
If you prefer a cold drink, you can use cold brew coffee and make this into an iced latte. Same steps, but use cold coffee and milk and add some ice cubes if you'd like.
What does a gingerbread latte taste like?
It's sweet and tastes mostly like gingerbread spices, with some creaminess from the milk and a hint of coffee.
What kind of coffee should I use?
It's up to you, and comes down to how strong of a coffee flavour you want. We like to use a single shot of espresso but you can use drip coffee or a double shot if you'd like.
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- 2-3 tablespoons gingerbread syrup to taste
- 1 shot espresso or drip coffee as preferred
- ¾ cup steamed milk or as needed to fill the mug
- Cinnamon for topping
- Add the syrup to a coffee mug, then top with the coffee. Stir if it looks like it hasn't mixed in well.
- Pour the milk overtop, being sure to include foam, and serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon. If you want to be extra fancy, you can top with whipped cream.