It’s a homemade and healthy gingerbread latte!
Where’s my Coffee?
My roommate, Emily, is one of those people who absolutely cannot function until she’s had her morning cup of coffee. So our kitchen is fully equipped with a Keurig machine and stacks of flavored coffee pods.
Yesterday, after my run, I decided to play around with the Keurig pods… I love to watch the coffee stream out. I’m easily amused.
The molasses was still out from my Healthy Pecan Pie.
Somehow I always manage to forget about molasses until Christmastime rolls around, and then I use it with a vengeance—pouring the sweetener into everything from pie to peanut butter—to make up for its lack of use during the rest of the year. (Translation: You can probably expect to see a lot of gingerbread-themed recipes on my blog next month.)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp molasses (blackstrap or regular)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp strong coffee
- 1 cup milk of choice (almond milk, soymilk, etc.)
- sweetener to taste (sugar, stevia, etc.)
Mix everything together in a small pot or in a mug. Then heat until desired temperature is reached. (Alternatively, if you want a foamy latte: Mix spices into coffee. In a big measuring cup, microwave the milk until foamy. Then pour milk into coffee mixture.)
Optional Topping: Raw Gingerbread Men Recipe.
My raw gingerbread sunk to the bottom of the latte. Poor guy.
Other Starbucks-themed beverages:
Really, really easy. Although, maybe frappuccinos aren’t the best recipes for winter… unless you have a nice, warm fireplace. Or a Costco heatdish. (Love those things!)