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Two mugs of gingerbread latte on a wooden board with a dark slate background and plate of gingerbread bisciuts

Gingerbread latte

Published: December 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 1

Follow expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide to making the perfect version of this classic winter coffee, including how to make your own gingerbread syrup

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal183
fat6.1g
saturates3.8g
carbs21.9g
sugars18.1g
fibre0.9g
protein9g
salt0.4g
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Looking for a gingerbread latte recipe? Try expert barista Celeste Wong's recipe, then check out our pumpkin spiced latte, turmeric latte and Baileys coffee.

Craving more gingerbread? Check out our easy gingerbread men and classic gingerbread recipes.

Celeste says, "This is a fun winter coffee to have because it’s full of warming spices. You can either buy a flavoured ginger syrup at your supermarket or there are plenty online. It’s nice to have in the cupboard and can be used for making smoothies or dessert sauces. If you want to make your own syrup, here is a quick and easy recipe and method."

Make your espresso using Celeste’s pick of the best compostable and reusable coffee pods. We’ve also tried-and-tested the best coffee machines, including the best bean-to-cup machines, best coffee pod machines and best espresso machines.

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • a small pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp (or more according to taste) soft brown sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla essence or or extract
  • 60ml double espresso
  • 250ml milk of your choice
  • to serve vegan whipped cream
  • to sprinkle  crushed gingersnap biscuits

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and vanilla into a mug or 300ml cup. Add the espresso and mix ingredients into a wet syrupy paste (or you can use a drop of boiling water or hot milk to help the sugar dissolve).

  • STEP 2

    Steam your milk. If you are not using a steam wand or milk frother (try the best milk frothers here) you could heat some milk in a pot or microwave and put it in a french press. Carefully plunge the filter in an up/down motion to push air through the hot milk to get foamy milk.

  • STEP 3

    Pour heated textured milk into your cup so that the syrup mixes with the milk. Dollop some whipped cream on top and dust with ginger and/or cinnamon. Add some crushed gingersnap biscuits on top for extra gingery goodness.

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