How To Make The Perfect Gingerbread Latte At Home
Pumpkin spice is old news. The new reigning king of seasonal drinks is the gingerbread latte - a sweet, delightful treat that warms you up on a cold December morning and puts a skip in your step and a smile on your face. Go head, try frowning while drinking one of these decadent lattes...it's impossible! The best part is that you can easily make them at home, so you can enjoy them whenever you want. Take one to work with you in the morning or sip one on a lazy Saturday afternoon. They taste great any time of the day.
To begin, you can make your own gingerbread syrup from scratch. It'll taste better than anything you buy from the store, and you can make a large batch and use it all season long.
- 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup brown sugar.
In a clean plastic container or glass jar, stir together the ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, molasses and brown sugar. Combine until the ingredients are well distributed. It's OK if the syrup is a little gritty - the ingredients will dissolve in the coffee.
This hot drink is great for any time of the day, but if you're building a gingerbread house, it's a must have. By the way, that house doesn't need a chimney, it will make a much better stirring stick for your delicious drink.
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon gingerbread syrup
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Whipped cream for topping
- Ground cloves for topping.
Use your Mr. Coffee® Electric French Press to brew a cup of your preferred roast. Start by using your typical amount of grounds, but consider adjusting the amount, depending on what ratio of flavors you prefer. Meanwhile, set your Mr. Coffee® Milk Frother to the latte setting to get the perfect texture.
Pour the coffee into a mug and stir in the sugar and syrup. Gently pour in the frothed milk, creating a thin layer on top of the coffee. Top with whipped cream and ground cloves if desired. Serve and enjoy.