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Gingerbread Latte Recipe – Homemade

It’s a spicy sweet homemade and healthy gingerbread latte recipe!

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 Chocolate 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 homemade gingerbread lattes—to make up for its lack of use during the rest of the year.

gingerbread spice latte

Translation: You can probably expect to see a lot of gingerbread recipes on my blog next month!

Homemade Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Latte Recipe – Homemade

Total Time: 1m
Yield: 1 serving
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  • 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 - almondmilk, coconutmilk, etc.
  • sweetener of choice, to taste


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, heat or microwave the milk until foamy. Then pour the milk into the coffee mixture.)

Optional Topping: Raw Gingerbread Men Recipe

My raw gingerbread man sunk to the bottom of the latte. Poor guy.

Other Starbucks-Themed Beverages:

copycat starbucks frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino

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!)

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte for One

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Published on November 29, 2011

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  1. Sarah says

    OK, can i just join in the i-need-coffee-or-i-am-a-zombie club? Oh an i love themed coffee!! This is perfect going into December. Maybe i can make it on December 1, as a kickoff for the crazy month ( when this recipe will be used to the max) Or i could totally make this right now… i’ll be back with review!

  2. Megan says

    Your gingerbread man is so cute! I love making gingerbread men too! I was never a morning coffee drinker until lately (grad school does that…). My mom always has been and my brother converted a few years ago. However, I do not like coffee straight up. I always add in a little vanilla soy milk and some Torani sugar-free syrup (I know Splenda is bad for you!) Starbucks is overpriced and not that fantastic. Plus, your latte is much prettier!

  3. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says

    I am definitely a morning coffee drinker – love the stuff! I don’t usually “fancy it up” too much though… just a little dash of vanilla soymilk, and I am good to go! I do indulge every so often and make my own fancy coffee drink or make a stop at Starbucks. 😉

  4. jeffie says

    I’ve been wanting to try the soy one at Starbucks but was hesitant due to excess amount of sugar! but, this latte looks 100% healthier not to mention delicious sounding.. and that little gingerbread man looks like he’s enjoying that whipped cream jacuzzi!

  5. Stephanie says

    This makes my Christmas! I love love love you! I love these coffees too but can’t afford Starbucks anymore. Now I can make them at home! I drink at least half and sometimes a full pot of coffee everyday. Can’t live without it, I have withdrawals if I try. I am an ADDICT and proud of it. Thank God for the coffee plants!

  6. Ashley says

    I’m a morning coffee drinker but I never actually finish a cup- unless it’s on a weekend, where I end up drinking a full cup or two. It’s strange, but I think it’s more the smell of coffee and the action of pouring a cup and taking a couple of sips is what actually wakes me up!

  7. Emilia says

    I love gingerbread!! Seriously, I have a slight obsession with it around christmastime though I never want it any other time of the year. Strange. I cannot wait to try this 🙂

  8. Karen, WA state says

    Love coffee! Can function without it as long as I have something warm in the morning, but my preferred wake up is to decaf coffee with vanilla flax milk and a squirt of Vanilla stevia….

  9. Amanda says

    I’m not a big coffee drinker, although I do LOVE chai lattes and flavored black teas. My husband, on the other hand, can’t function without coffee. I’m scared to think how much coffee he drinks at work, especially since he’s been working 14 hour days for the last few weeks. Eek.

  10. Kit-Kat says

    I’m a soy-cocoa or soy-nog drinker in the morning (I was known as the cocoa queen when I was little, and I still am). I also drink tea in mornings. I will drink coffee, but not first thing in the morning.

  11. Kat @ a dash of fairydust says

    I looove coffee,but I cannot drink so much of it – different to my stomach is not pleased with it at all 🙁
    However,your Gingerbread Latte looks so delicious! Plus,your gingerbread man is the cutest thing ever! 🙂

  12. Sherlock says

    Sounds divine Katie! That was funny when you mentioned the gingerbread man falling to the bottom. You always keep me entertained 🙂

  13. Heather @ Run Eat Play says

    I drink coffee every morning, and last year my husband got me a Keurig for Christmas. I love it! I recently had a gingerbread k-cup for the first time and it was good. Your gingerbread latte recipe looks awesome! Love the pictures too – they are so perfect!

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