How to Make Homemade Gingerbread Coffee

Nothing says Christmas quite like a steaming cup of gingerbread coffee. This cozy beverage is a quick and easy way to satisfy your gingerbread cravings without the extra calories and How to Make Homemade Gingerbread Coffee.

Using ingredients you already have in your pantry, this recipe is simple and can be made ahead. Simply warm the milk of your choice in the microwave or with a frother and stir in the syrup before enjoying.

Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Homemade gingerbread coffee is a festive treat that will instantly warm you up. It’s quick and easy to make, using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Plus, it tastes exactly like the coffee you’d get in a fancy coffee shop!

You can also enjoy this delicious coffee at any time of year, not just during the holidays. It’s a great way to start your day, especially on cold winter days. You can even pair it with some sugar-free meringue cookies to have a delicious gingerbread breakfast!

To make this sweet drink, combine brewed espresso, brown sugar and molasses with milk or cream. Top it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and you’re ready to go!

For an extra-special treat, try making this tasty beverage with a gingerbread man silicone mold. Place a piece of gingerbread cookie in a mug and pour over your homemade gingerbread latte. If you don’t have a coffee maker that makes hot froth, you can also learn how to manually frost your milk with a mason jar or handheld whisk.

Brewing Strong Coffee or Espresso

When most people think of coffee, they envision a large mug filled with steaming hot dark and roasty liquid. However, there are actually a variety of ways that this popular drink can be made and enjoyed, and gingerbread coffee is one of those delightful options!

The key to making strong coffee is using the correct grounds to water ratio. Most home brewers recommend 6-8 oz. of water for each tablespoon of ground beans used. Depending on how dark or light your desired roast is, adding more or less ground beans will make the finished product stronger or weaker.

To make this gingerbread latte, start with freshly brewed Community(r) coffee. Then mix in the molasses, brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Once the syrup is ready, pour it over the brewed coffee in each mug. Next, froth some milk. You can do this by hand with a whisk or in the microwave or an electric frother. If you don’t have a frother, that’s okay – just warm the milk up a bit until it becomes thick and creamy.

Preparing Gingerbread Syrup

This homemade gingerbread syrup is super simple to make and it has just a few pantry staple ingredients. The recipe will yield enough syrup for 7-10 drinks so you can whip up a festive drink whenever the mood strikes.

To prepare the syrup, simply bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Stir the mixture until sugar is completely dissolved. Next, add ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to incorporate all of the spices. Then, reduce the mixture to a low simmer and allow the syrup to infuse for about 20 minutes.

When the syrup is done, it should have a similar consistency to maple syrup. If you prefer a lighter syrup, feel free to add a bit more water as needed.

The gingerbread coffee syrup can be used in a variety of ways. It is a great baking ingredient for cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats that require a little extra sweetness. It is also great for a variety of coffee drinks including iced coffee, lattes, and teas. It is a tasty drizzle over oatmeal and yogurt for a healthy breakfast and even makes an excellent ice cream topping!

Infusing Coffee with Gingerbread Flavor

Gingerbread flavored coffee is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit without the sugar and carbs of gingerbread cookies. This recipe uses a simple syrup made from brown sugar, water, molasses, and spice to create a coffee that will delight your senses. It’s the perfect recipe to enjoy around the holidays or any time you crave a warm, comforting cup of coffee.

The recipe is easy to make and the syrup will last a long time. It’s a great alternative to store-bought coffee syrup and will save you money in the long run. Plus, you’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into your coffee!

To prepare a gingerbread latte, start with a freshly brewed cup of Community(r) coffee and stir in about three tablespoons of the gingerbread syrup. Add a scoop of frothed milk and top with fresh nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy your coffeehouse style latte and dream of a warm winter morning! This gingerbread flavored coffee is the perfect way to kickstart your day. The warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice will have you feeling like it’s Christmas in your mug!

Adding Milk or Cream for Creaminess

Few things are cozier than a steaming cup of gingerbread coffee. It tastes like fragrant Christmas in a cup and it’s perfect for the month of December, or really anytime you’re craving something a little extra special!

Start by heating some milk. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave, or use a hand frother for a nice and creamy texture. It’s best to use a plant-based milk such as soy, almond or oat, but whichever dairy you prefer will work just fine. Just keep in mind that non-dairy options won’t yield a thick and creamy result when frothed.

Alternatively, you can use half and half. This will give the coffee a richer flavor but won’t create the same creamy texture as whipped cream. Note that this method works only with non-homogenized milk, as homogenized milk contains no cream. The easiest way to tell if the milk is homogenized is to check for the “cream line” on the container. This is where the liquid and cream separate, like a separated salad dressing.

Garnishing with Whipped Cream and Spices

Few things are cozier than a perfectly-crafted mug of gingerbread coffee. It tastes just like the coffee shop version and is so easy to make at home!

To serve your gingerbread latte, top it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. You can also try adding some nutmeg or other winter spices to the whipped cream for extra flavor (just start small – a little goes a long way).

If you don’t have a whipping machine, this simple homemade recipe is just as delicious with nondairy milk! Just warm up some milk – either in the microwave or with a frother (we love this one) – and whisk in a tablespoon of gingerbread syrup before pouring over your coffee.

To make a skinny gingerbread latte, use half-and-half or your favorite plant-based milk and add a tablespoon of the gingerbread syrup to your cup. Or, if you have a Keurig brewer, try using the espresso setting and a rounded teaspoon of ground espresso to make a cup of strong, strongly brewed coffee and then stir in the gingerbread syrup.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Having a cup of fragrant gingerbread coffee is like having a merry little holiday moment right at home. A stroll through the chilly winter woods, twinkling lights and cozy fireside snuggles are captured in every sip of this seasonal treat. Infused with gingerbread flavor, cinnamon and nutmeg harmonies and the deep comfort of molasses.

The simplest way to enjoy this homemade syrup is to drizzle it over your favorite cup of hot or cold brewed coffee. But there’s so much more that you can do with this versatile culinary chameleon!

For a deliciously nutty and indulgent variation, stir in 2 tablespoons of high-quality cocoa powder into the syrup as it simmers. It adds a rich depth with chocolaty undertones that pair perfectly with the wholesome sweetness of gingerbread.

Alternatively, stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar-free brown sugar into your syrup as it heats for a wholesomely sweeter beverage that’s diabetic friendly. You can also add this syrup to a warm mug of chai tea for a delightfully spiced holiday treat.

Storage Tips for Leftover Syrup

The gingerbread syrup can be kept in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. It can also be used as a sweetener in hot chocolate and other coffee-based drinks. It is especially good poured over a bowl of ice cream for a sweet treat that will make you think of Christmas mornings.

To prepare the syrup, add light brown sugar, water, unsulphured molasses and spices to a saucepan. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Then remove from heat and let steep for 2 hours. Then strain and store in a sterilized jar.

If you are a fan of gingerbread, try this delicious drink recipe! This recipe is easy to make, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

This warm drink is a wonderful way to kick off the day. Enjoy it with a few sprinkles of nutmeg, and you’re ready to take on the day. If you’re looking for a great gift idea, this gingerbread coffee syrup is perfect for putting in a pretty glass bottle and giving to a friend or family member.