Homemade Gingerbread Latte


In the last year or so, I’ve come to enjoy creamy lattes. I’ll sometimes treat myself to a latte at a coffee shop near where I work, but at $4.45 a pop, it’s a rather expensive treat. Occasionally, the thought will cross my mind of how much milk I could buy at the store for $4.45!!

With a little experimenting, I’ve come up with a delicious recipe and simple process for a homemade gingerbread latte. Now, instead of only one latte for $4.45, I can have MANY lattes for that same price.

Ingredients:

2 cups Organic Milk (or any kind of milk)
3 T. Organic Sugar
1 1/2 t. Instant Coffee
1 t. Ground Ginger
1/16 t. Ground Cinnamon
1 dash Ground Cloves

Your choice of whipped cream
1 dash Ground Nutmeg (on whipped cream)

Directions:

Pour
Pour milk into a sauce pan.

Heat
Heat on the stove over a low/medium heat.

Stir
Stir frequently.

Continue Heating
Heat until it’s good and warm/hot, but don’t let it come to a boil.

Pour
When the milk is almost the perfect temperature, pour the other ingredients into the pan of milk.
Continue heating and stirring for about 1 additional minute.
[SAFELY] pour into a “pouring” container, and then into coffee cups.

Apply
Apply whipped cream to the entire surface of the latte.
Sprinkle a dash of ground nutmeg onto whipped cream.

Enjoy!!

Froth
If you blob a bunch of whipped cream on the top, the froth isn’t necessary. If you don’t use whipped cream, then froth is part of the “experience”. However, I highly recommend adding cream. It gives the latte a “smoother”, creamier taste.

Here’s a simple way to create froth. Instead of pouring into a “pouring” container, pour the latte into your blender. Blend for 30 seconds or so. Then pour into coffee cups.

Okay… NOW enjoy!

Except for the type of whipped cream I used, and maybe the instant coffee :) , this is a healthy, all natural, and mostly organic winter time treat… best enjoyed curled up on the couch, under a blanket, on a cold or rainy day, while watching It’s A Wonderful Life (or some other classic movie). :D

This is a part of The Great Holiday Barn Hop, Just Something I Whipped Up, and Your Green Resource.

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7 comments to Homemade Gingerbread Latte

  • Amber

    That looks & sounds yummy!! I bought a whole bunch boxes of instant coffee when they were on sale (nearly free!). I’ll have to give it a try. I like eggnog flavored lattes, so I think I’ll add a spash of eggnog to my milk. :)

  • Melissa

    thank you for sharing! It looks really yummy, i can’t wait to try it.

  • Gingerbread Lattes are my complete favorite!

    • Holly

      Mine too! I made probably 10 – 12 batches trying to perfect the recipe. I never thought I’d say, “I need a break from gingerbread lattes.” LOL… But within a couple days, I’ll be gobbling them down again. ;)

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