Thanksgiving is officially over, which means we can finally stop feeling pseudo-guilty about guzzling down Caramel Brulee, Gingerbread, and Chestnut Praline lattes at every given opportunity. These little cups of Christmas can get a little pricey, especially if you're customizing your holiday orders. Try your hand at this gingerbread latte recipe if you want to save some cash without compromising taste. 

Gingerbread Latte

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 8 ounces milk
  • Whipped cream optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon numeg
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  • Step 1

    Combine sugar, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved, then remove from heat and let cool.

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  • Step 2

    Pour two tablespoons of this gingerbread syrup into the bottom of a cup or glass.

  • Step 3

    Add two shots of espresso on top of the syrup. I use the Verismo system by Starbucks because it's priced similarly to a Keurig (but it can be even less if it's on sale, which is often is) but can also make some solid espresso.

    If you don't have an espresso machine, use 4-6 ounces (depending on how strong you want it) of strongly brewed regular coffee.

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  • Step 4

    Add the milk of your choice on top of the espresso or coffee.

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  • Step 5

    Top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg, and enjoy!

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Even though we haven't quite cracked the Caramel Brulee or Chestnut Praline recipes, Gingerbread is a pretty classic flavor that can be easy to imitate.

Next time you're craving a cup of holiday cheer but not quite craving waiting in line to pay an arm and a leg for your holiday fix, whip up a batch of gingerbread syrup that will keep you festive all month long.