A no-fuss gingerbread latte that’s ready in ten minutes or less
I don’t really know what it is, but this year I find I’m craving things I’ve never craved before, like 👇
Generally, I stayed away from gingerbread lattes. Not for any particular reason, I suppose. Rather, I simply didn’t crave it.
And here I am, 2020 Gabi, and I cannot stop thinking about gingerbread lattes.
It’s just short of an obsession and I have no clue when I’ll stop craving them.
Okay, I’m just kidding, that sounded really ominous – I couldn’t help myself.
I also think I’m craving them because they’re SO easy to make! Sure, you can fancify anything and everything. Which, I occasionally do – like this absurdly fun bourbon cocktail – but this one is just simple.
You don’t even have to prep a syrup in advance! Which most delicious homemade lattes (with flavoring) require. Not that prepping a syrup is hard, sometimes I just want to go right into whipping up my latte and not syrup prep before even getting started on my coffee.
You know those days, when you’re just ready to have your coffee in hand? Well, this no-fuss gingerbread latte is the recipe for those exact days. Let’s get to it.
Like I said earlier, this recipe is so ridiculously easy. And, there are a few different ways to make it! Use whichever method is easiest for you, especially if you already have the ingredients on hand.
2 shots of espresso (or a cup of brewed coffee)
1/2 T brown sugar
1/4 t vanilla extract
1/4 t gingerbread spices*
Dash of cinnamon
1. Get your coffee going – I use my lil moka pot!
2. Add your sugar, extract, and spices to your mug.
3. Warm up your milk – I simply warm mine up on the stove then froth it.⠀⠀⠀
4. Pour your coffee into your mug, mixing your sugar, extract, and spices until dissolved.
5. top with your frothed milk, and add an extra dash of cinnamon on top for good measure.
If you don’t have gingerbread spices on hand, don’t fret! Here are two options:
Have you been finding that you’ve been craving different things this year, too? I think for me it’s about comfort – this year has been difficult and stressful for all, and I’ve leaned into the cozy and comforting as much as possible, meaning all things pumpkin and gingerbread (who knew?!).