“Sweet and delicately spicy gingerbread flavors mingle with our classic espresso and steamed milk and are topped with whipped cream and ground nutmeg for the perfect holiday touch.” Or so it says on the Starbucks website.
I’m a sucker for lattes. I’m always first in line when the seasonal favorites drop on the menus, and considering how my office is currently located in a mall (very convenient), Starbucks baristas know me by heart and prepare my drink for me even before I step into the shop (Ultimate achievement). My current favorite is the Fudge Hot Chocolate!
One thing that I do to avoid feeling guilty about consuming all these drinks is not read the “nutritional label” of the drinks. Because let’s face it, when you’re downing a drink with 30-50 grams of sugar, the guilt kicks in, especially when you’re supposed to fit into a tight dress in two weeks time and need to look good in your engagement photos (yes, I just shared a personal event!)
Making lattes at home can be a bit on the dreary side, because let’s face it, who really wants to spend those extra minutes in the morning making them? But it’s really worth it. Making your own Gingerbread Latte will really make you think again before ordering it from your favorite coffee shop. You can control the sweetness and spices in it to your liking. This recipe does not require any fancy equipment, just your blender and that’s only if you want that frothy layer on top.
So skip the queues, and the sugar rush, and make this one at home, over the weekend, and cuddle on your couch with your favorite person (or cat).
2017 Christmas Bakes:
Makes 2 servings
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup coffee (or double shot espresso) Or 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules
- ½ cup skimmed milk (or any kind of preferred milk)
- Cinnamon for topping
- Heat your milk until it’s warm. Pour it in the blender and add spices, molasses, and coffee. Feel free to add sugar in case you prefer EXTREMELY sweet drinks. But this is sweet enough as is.
- Blend until you can see a frothy layer forming on top, it’s just under a minute. Pour it in your serving glasses and top with cinnamon and optional whipping cream.
Bon Appetit 🙂