Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

When Starbucks comes out with their holiday drinks every year, I am always so excited to grab my favorite gingerbread latte. Let’s face it though.. Starbucks can get expensive and sometimes I don’t want to drive to Starbucks especially when we don’t have a Starbucks down the road like others. I did a little research to see if I could create my favorite holiday drink at home. I am no barista but I must say, I am obsessed with this copycat Starbucks gingerbread latte. You can find gingerbread syrup online or I recommend checking your local stores. If you would like to make the syrup, I have listed a recipe for homemade gingerbread syrup below as I truly think the homemade syrup makes this copycat closer to the real deal. With the same sweet, creamy gingerbread spiced coffee shop latte without the crazy price and within the comfort of your home, this has become my newest favorite in the morning.

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Yields: 1 drink

Gingerbread syrup:

• 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 3/4 cup water

• 3 tablespoons molasses

• 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte:

• 3 tablespoons gingerbread syrup

• 2 shots of espresso

• 3/4 cup 2% milk or almond milk

•fresh grated nutmeg

• whipped cream optional

Instructions Gingerbread syrup:

Step 1. In a medium non-stick sauce pan, combine all of the ingredients. Heat over medium heat, stirring until combined.

Step 2. Bring to a slow boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Step 3. Transfer syrup to a heat proof storage container and store until needed. Shake each time of use to ensure the spices are redistributed.

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte:

Step 1. In a large coffee cup, add two shots of espresso. Stir in 3 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup and top with frothed milk or almond milk.

Step 2. Scoop the frothed milk foam onto the top of the latte. Grate fresh nutmeg over the foam or used spiced nutmeg if you were unable to get fresh.

Now you can sit back, wrap presents, and enjoy a fresh gingerbread latte. What is your favorite holiday drink to sip on?



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