Gingerbread Lattes

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Warm up this winter with a delicious Gingerbread Latte! Spiced homemade gingerbread syrup adds a spicy note to warm milk and espresso or strong brewed coffee.

A mug of Gingerbread Latte with a cookie on the rim.

Winter is here and that means all the delicious warm and spiced flavors. Lots of gingerbread, eggnog, cranberries and peppermint are in food and drinks.

As soon as winter hits I run to my nearest coffee shop to get all of the holiday lattes.  I feel like they are so warm and cozy and perfect for the cold weather.

One of my favorite homemade lattes is a Cinnamon Cookie Butter Latte.  I also love the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte which is super easy to make.  For the holidays this Starbucks Eggnog Latte is the best choice.

The only problem is that usually cost five or six dollars so it’s not like I can buy them everyday.   That’s why I’ve started making my own flavored lattes at home.


  • coffee or espresso
  • milk
  • homemade gingerbread syrup (find the recipe HERE)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • caramel sauce (optional)

To Make the Latte:  Pour the gingerbread syrup into a mug and pour the milk on top.  Heat for 45 seconds in the microwave.  Froth with a milk frother.  Meanwhile, brew the espresso or strong coffee.  Pour the coffee into frothed milk.   Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel.  Enjoy!

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We got a Ninja Coffee Bar in hopes of making lattes at home.   We’ve been making them with Starbucks syrups but I have to admit that I like making my own syrup better.

This Gingerbread Latte is an example of one the syrups I made on my own.  It’s made with lots of brown sugar, molasses, and spices and is so good.  I love gingerbread flavor but I find the ones put in coffee shop lattes to be artificial tasting.

Can I buy gingerbread syrup to use?

Of course you can but it won’t be as good.  This syrup is easy to make and tastes so good.  I like Torani’s gingerbread syrup if I have to use the premade.

What type of milk should I use?

You can use any type of milk that you want as long as it froths.   I tend to use whole milk at home because it froths the best even though I get nonfat whenever I go to a coffee shop..  I have trouble frothing nonfat at home.  You can use nondairy milk if you can get it to froth.

What else can I garnish the latte with?

I used a really cute gingerbread house cup topper that I bought at Aldi’s.  You can also drizzle your latte with caramel sauce or a bit of the gingerbread syrup.  Try dusting it with ginger or cinnamon. 

A mug of Gingerbread Latte.

Making lattes at home is really easy as long as you have a milk frother.   Ours came with our coffee pot which makes it nice but you can buy them for $10-$15.

We usually use strong brewed coffee when making the lattes but you can also use espresso.  I would prefer to use espresso but we never have any in the house so strong brewed coffee works fine.

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Once you make the syrup making a Gingerbread Latte at home takes just minutes and it will save you so much money in the long run.  It’s as easy as heating and frothing the milk.  Plus you can garnish it anyway you want.

I like to top my lattes with whipped cream and caramel sauce.   I also put the little cookie toppers on them because they are just so darn cute!

These lattes are sweet and spiced and taste like the holidays.   They are perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack along with a cookie.

A top view of a Gingerbread Latte with a caramel drizzle and a cookie on the rim.

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A mug of Gingerbread Latte with a cookie on the rim.

Gingerbread Lattes

Spiced homemade gingerbread syrup adds a spicy note to warm milk and espresso or strong brewed coffee.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 latte
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 Tablespoon ginger syrup
  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 2 ounces espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • whipped cream
  • caramel sauce


  • Place the gingerbread syrup and milk in a microwave safe mug. Heat in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Use a milk frother and froth the milk until it is fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, brew the espresso or strong coffee.
  • Pour the frothed milk into the cup with the espresso or coffee.
  • Top the latte with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.


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A mug of Gingerbread Latte with a caramel drizzle and a gingerbread man on the rim.

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  1. I am totally team gingerbread! This looks and sounds so delicious. I can’t wait to try it. I even have some ginger syrup from my stem ginger!

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