Spiked Gingerbread Latte Recipe

The holidays can be hectic, so treat yourself to this cozy beverage with an adult twist. Served after dinner, this gingerbread latte smells fantastic and tastes even better.

Gingerbread Latte Recipe 02:03

This drink can be made with or without alcohol and served hot or cold.
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Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh brewed coffee
  • 6 cups milk of your choice
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • brandy, to taste
  • whipped cream, for garnish
  • 8 cinnamon sticks, for garnish
  • extra cinnamon, for garnish
Ingredients Needed

Ingredients Needed

8 cups fresh brewed coffee 6 cups milk of your choice 4 tsp ground cinnamon 4 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp nutmeg 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp maple syrup whipped cream brandy (to taste)

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Flynnside Out Productions

Combine Coffee and Spices

Start by brewing 8 cups of coffee, then remove the carafe and add the spices (Image 1). Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla extract (Image 2), and stir until blended (Image 3).

Froth Milk

If you have a milk frother, use that (Image 1), otherwise warm 6 cups of milk in a saucepan over medium heat. The milk should be very hot but not boiling. Then, use a motorized whisk to beat the milk until it doubles in volume (Image 2).

Pour Into Cups

Add about 1/4 teaspoon of maple syrup into the bottom of each cup (Image 1), then top off with about a 1/2 cup of the warm, spiced coffee mixture from the carafe (Image 2). Spoon the foamed milk on top to fill each cup about an inch below the rim (Image 3).

Add Liquor

If you want to give this latte a little kick, add a splash of brandy.

Add Liquor

Add Liquor

If you want to give this latte a little kick, now is the time to add a splash of brandy.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Garnish and Sip

Finally, add a dollop of whipped cream (Image 1) and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top (Image 2). For a little extra holiday flair, add a couple of cinnamon sticks, too (Image 3).

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