This simple Skinny Gingerbread Latte is not only quick and easy to make but also delicious. It tastes like Christmas and is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter’s day.
About this Recipe
Most of the year I just drink coffee but every once in a while I like to indulge in a special treat. During the Christmas season, I would usually go to Starbucks and order a Gingerbread Latte. Although there is coffee in it, it always tastes more like dessert. I’ve got to admit, I always feel a little guilty as the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte is a calorie bomb and quite expensive. Also, it’s been pretty cold over the last few days and sometimes I just don’t feel like leaving the house in this kind of weather. So what’s the solution you ask? Well, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Simply skip the coffee shop and whip up your own (healthier) version of this steaming hot mug of decadence. You’re welcome:-)
Ingredients for a Skinny Gingerbread Latte
By skipping Starbucks and making Gingerbread Latte at home, you can tweak it to your own liking (sweet version, healthy version, spicy version, vegan version…). You will need milk, espresso, maple syrup, brown sugar, Christmas Spice, and vanilla extract. You can start with the amounts listed in the recipe and then increase/decrease individual ingredients as you go.
How to make a Skinny Gingerbread Latte
To make your Skinny Gingerbread Latte, simply (1) brew espresso, (2) heat and foam milk, and (3) prepare gingerbread syrup. Next, pour the gingerbread syrup into a big coffee mug, followed by the espresso. Mix well until combined. Add the foamed milk and stir once. If desired, spoon more frothy milk on top and add a dash of cinnamon.
How to serve a Skinny Gingerbread Latte
This Skinny Gingerbread Latte pairs nicely with all sorts of Christmas cookies, e.g. Vanilla Crescents aka Vanillekipferl, Cinnamon Stars aka Zimtsterne, or Spiced Christmas Cookies!). Plus, it tastes like Christmas and it is absolutely perfect to enjoy on a cold winter’s day.
More Cooking Inspiration
If you love my Christmas recipes, you might also like my homemade Mulled Wine aka Glühwein.
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Skinny Gingerbread Latte
- 1/2 cup espresso brewed
- 1/2 cup milk warm & foamed*
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp Christmas Spice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Brew 1/2 cup espresso. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk until just steaming. Foam the milk either by using an espresso machine's steamer attachment or a milk frother of your choice. Set aside.
- In another small saucepan, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, Christmas Spice, and vanilla extract and heat until tiny bubbles appear. Whisk well and set aside.
- Pour the gingerbread syrup into a coffee mug, followed by the espresso. Mix well until combined. Add the foamed milk and stir once. If desired, spoon more frothy milk on top and add a dash of cinnamon.
- Enjoy your homemade Skinny Gingerbread Latte!