This copycat Starbucks gingerbread latte combines a blend of gingerbread cookie spices with the perfect balance of coffee, creamy milk, and whipped cream. Honestly, it's the perfect holiday drink and it tastes just as good, if not better, than the one from the iconic coffee shop. Best of all, you can make it in the comfort of your own home in less than 5 minutes!
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The Best Gingerbread Latte
Starbucks is known for its seasonal drinks, especially its holiday-themed lattes. While there are so many delicious ones to choose from, the gingerbread latte has to be one of my all-time favorites. There's just something special about it, and if you love gingerbread lattes, then you know what I'm talking about.
This cookie-inspired latte is just so warm and comforting, bold, yet smooth and creamy, and filled with the perfect blend of spices. My version is so much more delicious than just making gingerbread syrup. To finish it off, I always top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or gingerbread spice.
By the way, if you want to make another Starbucks holiday drink at home, you have to give this peppermint mocha frappuccino a try next. It's so refreshing, and like this gingerbread latte, tastes just like the one from Starbucks.
- Full-fat milk- skim milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk work too.
- Coffee- freshly prepared strong instant coffee. Use instant espresso for more caffeine.
- Gingerbread spice mix
- Muscovado or brown sugar
- Whipped cream- to serve with.
- Crushed peppermint candies or candy cane- for garnish.
How To Make Gingerbread Latte
Step 1: Mix The Ingredients
First, take out a saucepan - or small pot - and put it on the stovetop. Then, add the milk of your choice to it along with the coffee, gingerbread mix, and brown sugar. Then give all of that a quick whisk and set it over medium heat.
Now you'll want to let everything come to a simmer, and then once it does you can reduce the heat of the burner to low and continue cooking the latte for about 2 minutes. Just make sure you frequently stir the latte while it's cooking - you don't want it to burn.
Step 2: Serve The Gingerbread Latte
Now, once your gingerbread cookie latte mixture is fully combined - and the gingerbread spices, sugar, and coffee have all dissolved - you can remove the pot from the heat and pour the latte into one large mug or two smaller mugs.
Then, top it off with a whipped garnish and a sprinkle of cinnamon, gingerbread spice, or crushed candy canes.
By the way, if you want to make homemade whipped cream, just add a cup of heavy whipping cream, a tablespoon of sugar, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix with electric beaters until stiff peaks form.
Finally, serve hot, and enjoy!
Storage and Reheating Instructions
This copycat Starbucks gingerbread latte recipe will make one large serving about the size of a venti. So, that means it's the perfect morning drink to start your day off right or to split with a friend!
Now, I always finish this latte off in one sitting, but if you aren't able to finish it, you can store the leftovers of your latte in an airtight container - or sealed glass jar - in the fridge for about a day or two.
This gingerbread latte is also really delicious cold. So, if you end up with some of it leftover - and chilled - you can just give it a quick mix with a spoon and enjoy it cold.
With that said, if you want to reheat your latte and make it hot again, you can simply microwave it in a mug in 20-second increments until it reaches your desired temperature.
Alternatively, if you don't want to use the microwave, you can put the latte back in a saucepan - or pot - and warm it up over medium-low heat on the stove. You'll just want to heat it up for a few minutes - stirring frequently - until it's hot when you do.
More Starbucks Copycat Recipes
- Starbucks cafe mocha
- Starbucks mocha cookie crumble frappuccino
- Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha
- Starbucks salted caramel cream cold brew
- Starbucks mango dragonfruit refresher
- Starbucks chai tea latte
Serving Size:1 latte
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g