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Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe

You didn’t really think I’d share a recipe for homemade ginger syrup without telling you exactly how to use it to make your own homemade gingerbread latte, did you?

It’s no secret that I’m a Starbucks junkie, but I’ll take one of these homemade gingerbread lattes over the Starbucks version any day! Seriously, that’s saying a lot — especially when I’ve said before that I’ve been unable to duplicate their pumpkin spice latte to my liking. But this gingerbread latte is a winner in my book!

Gingerbread Latte

Homemade ginger simple syrup is sweet and complex, with a zing that you just don’t find in store bought ginger syrup, and when used in a latte, it makes an amazing holiday beverage. Add a dollop of homemade whipped cream to the top, and party guests will be coming back again and again for more.

Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Yield: 1 latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes



  1. Combine hot espresso and ginger syrup in a mug.
  2. Pour in steamed milk, reserving the foam with a spoon, and stir.
  3. Top with reserved foam and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. For a more decadent treat, try topping with homemade whipped cream.

How much did you LOVE this recipe?

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How To Make Steamed Milk In The Microwave:

I’m assuming most of you don’t have a milk steamer, but don’t worry about it! All you need is a mason jar to make it in the microwave.

  • Pour one cup of milk into a mason jar and place a lid and band on top.
  • Shake the jar vigorously for about 30 seconds, until the milk is frothy.
  • Remove the band and lid and microwave the shaken milk for about 30 seconds to set the foam and heat the milk.
  • Pour the milk into your espresso, using a spoon to reserve the foam. Spoon the reserved foam over the top of your beverage.

Easy, huh? I love these kinds of tricks that make use of everyday items — saves me from purchasing a specialized gadget that probably has no other use.

Gingerbread Latte Recipe

You might recall the cute Aladdin mason jar tumblers that I raved about when I shared my homemade lemon shake up recipe

Well, I was at Walmart the other day, and imagine my excitement when I saw shelf after shelf of these adorable 16-oz. Aladdin mason jar mugs priced at just $4.97! Of course I had to pick a couple up for my lattes. They also have smaller 16-oz. tumblers (my original ones are 20-oz.) with candy cane-striped straws (also $4.97) that would make fantastic stocking stuffers.

Pick a few up when you’re picking up the ingredients for these yummy lattes!

Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup
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Saturday 21st of December 2013

This sounds so so so good!! And you are right… I MUST go get those mugs now!!!