Sweet molasses and brown sugar laced with warming cinnamon and spicy ginger. Homemade gingerbread syrup makes this Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte a breeze to create your own homemade version!
It’s Monday. It’s time to dust off the weekend cobwebs, recover from the start of holiday parties and get this week over so we can do it all over again next weekend. Here, to save the day – and kick off the 2nd annual Gingerbread Week (!!!!) – is this speak-to-your-soul, sweet and gingery, Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte.
It’s the holiday season and we really don’t need another reason to go to Target do we? Let’s cut out one less line to stand in and dollars to dish out because that tasty, seasonal Starbucks Latte we love to sip as we peruse the aisles can totally be made in the comfort of your own home without changing out of your jammies.
(Truth though…if you always wear yoga pants no one at Target knows you’re still in your jammies.)
How to make a Gingerbread Syrup
Making the base flavor of this latte is really just making a gingerbread cookie in simple syrup form – sugar, water, flavor.
Ground ginger and molasses give gingerbread it’s signature taste so we will surely be putting those in our sauce pan to become one big happy family.
Bring everything to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. That’s it!
It’s so easy you could do it without caffeination. I said, could, not that you have to.
The Easiest at-home latte
If you didn’t have it on your Christmas list or score one during Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I’ve got the perfect kitchen gadget for all your coffee loving needs.
We got our Nespresso machine as a gift from friends and while the short stack of coffee in my cup was an adjustment at first, I am 100% on the Italian-style coffee train. Climb aboard and ride to caffeination nation friends!
This Nespresso pixie machine is first of all on sale, comes with the milk frother, and is the same version we use at home and absolutely love. My favorite coffee pods for the espressso are the ristretto.
If you’re not ready to dish out that kind of dough, a french press will brew perfect home espresso. Frothed milk can be made on the stove top by simmering in a saucepan over low heat while whisking. A little more elbow grease than pressing buttons, but the same result.
Fresh brewed espresso, sweet and spicy gingerbread syrup, luscious frothed milk and a little fresh grated nutmeg and you’ve got yourself your own cup of coffeehouse bliss. You’re just a few fluffy baked gingerbread doughnuts away from a seriously festive start to the day!
How many serving are in this syrup considering that I use 3 tablespoons each time?
Wednesday 18th of November 2020
About 6 servings total
Tuesday 20th of October 2020
This is so delicious! I was desperate to find a gingerbread latte after Starbucks discontinued theirs. Thank you for the great recipe!
fyi - I use regular brewed coffee and almond milk.
Tuesday 20th of October 2020
Thank you! This is my holiday season must-have too!
Saturday 10th of October 2020
super easy and delish. i made the pumpkin latte syrup as well. WE love our Nespresso and I use the new Napoli and it's amazing.
Samantha J Morris
Monday 30th of December 2019
I was very disappointed when the GB lattes didn't return this year. Thankfully I found this recipe and i received a K-cafe for Christmas.(thx hubby) So I was eager to try out the recipe and extremely happy to say it taste exactly like a GB latte from ☆bux. Thank you so much.
Saturday 7th of December 2019
I really love this siryp recipe. I alsways prepare a vegan gingerbread latte with the sirup and it's definitely as good as the one @starbucks.
Hi, I'm Lauren and this is my slice of the internet to share seasonally inspired recipes. I live in the heart of New England with my husband Henry, our two kiddos, English bulldog and our two local restaurants. Life is busy AND delicious!