Homemade Gingerbread Latte: Copycat gingerbread latte Starbucks recipe with an easy homemade gingerbread coffee syrup recipe.
You can make a delicious gingerbread latte at home with our copycat gingerbread latte Starbucks recipe. You can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. During the holiday season when you’re craving festive flavors, this gingerbread syrup recipe is perfect for entertaining, enjoying on your own, or even for gift giving in a pretty glass jar with a little happy holidays tag for the coffee drinkers on you Christmas list.
If you enjoy the taste of a gingerbread cookie, then our gingerbread latte recipe is for you. Make your own gingerbread syrup, with our easy recipe, full of gingerbread flavors, and made with simple ingredients that you may have on hand. You could probably make this simple syrup in less time than it takes you to go the coffee shop and wait in line. And more good news, it will definitely be cheaper to make them at home. Make the gingerbread latte syrup and store in the fridge in a container with an airtight lid, ready for anytime you want to make own latte. It’s easy to make a Gingerbread latte. Start with an espresso, add steamed milk, frothed milk, and a little bit of gingerbread syrup. For a sweeter drink add more, or if you prefer less sweet, add less of the gingerbread syrup.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 1/2 tbsp peeled and grated fresh ginger
- In a small saucepan combine water, sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and fresh ginger. Stir to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over high-medium heat. Let boil for 5 minutes, to create a thicker syrup.
Let the mixture cool to room temperature and pour it through a wire sieve to strain out the ginger and cloves. Then store in an airtight container, like a mason jar, or bottle in the refrigerator.
- To make the gingerbread latte, make one shot of fresh espresso in your espresso machine. And add one third of steamed milk, and one third of frothed milk to your hot coffee. Lastly add your gingerbread syrup. We used 1tbsp, but adjust according to your taste, for a more or less sweet drink.
Hamilton Beach Espresso Machine
The real secret to an amazing homemade gingerbread latte is great coffee. The Hamilton Beach Espresso Machine brings the taste of the coffee shop right into your own kitchen for the perfect Starbucks copycat recipe. A latte is a mix of a strong coffee espresso shot, steamed milk, and finished with a little frothed milk, and the Hamilton Beach Espresso Machine makes it easy to create at home. And that’s not the only copycat recipes you can make with it, want to make coffee recipes like a tea latte, pumpkin spice latte, fancy hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, cappuccino, or an eggnog latte as a cold winter day treat this time of year? No need to get the Starbucks version, make all these treats and more at home with this Espresso Machine. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and the results taste amazing.
Fresh Ginger Substitute
Ginger: if you don’t have any fresh ginger you can substitute with ground ginger. Use 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger in place of the 1 1/2 tbsp of fresh for this recipe.
Like a sweeter or less sweet version? Adjust the amount of gingerbread syrup to your taste. We used 1 tbsp for one espresso shot, but feel free to add or less. For an authentic copycat Starbucks gingerbread latte recipe, you might add up to 3 tbsp with two shots of espresso.
Iced Gingerbread Latte
Prefer iced coffee to a hot latte? Use this the gingerbread simple syrup to bring that classic gingerbread flavor to your iced coffee and enjoy the gingerbread latte taste in an iced gingerbread latte version.
Want to make more for enjoying or gift giving? Feel free to double, or triple this batch. This recipe makes about 2 cups of syrup. Make an extra bottle to give to a friend.
With our homemade gingerbread latte Starbucks recipe, life really is a party!
You might also like our Gingerbread Milkshake here, made with the same gingerbread syrup.
You might also enjoy our Gingerbread themed Christmas Breakfast Board here.