Dishing Up the Dirt

Gingerbread Latte

You know it’s been a good week when I post TWO gingerbread recipes. We’ve actually been enjoying these for a couple of weeks now however, I’m just getting around to posting them. Oops! Better late than never.

Recently, Taylor and I have organized morning “meetings” where we’ve been discussing logistics of the 2015 farm season and let me tell you, it hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. It’s stressful talking about money, CSA accounts, compost, new farm equipment etc. However, it’s all stuff we need to iron out and it feels good to check it off the list. Obviously, stressful meetings call for tasty beverages to sweeten things up a bit. These lattes fit the bill and have been a welcome change to our usual cup of black coffee. These obviously taste best with a few gingerbread cookies dunked into the frothy milk!

I hope these lattes sweeten up your morning routine as well. Enjoy!

Gingerbread Latte

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: 5 mins.    Serves: 2

  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tablespoons molasses- more or less to taste
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee (or 4 shots of espresso)
Optional Toppings:
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Bring the milk to a simmer on the stove stirring often. Don't let the milk boil!
  2. Whisk together the spices, maple syrup and molasses with the 3/4 cup coffee. Whisk well until the spices have dissolved.
  3. Divide the coffee mixture between two mugs and top with warmed milk. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Notes

*Use this recipe as a guide. *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary. *Taste test as you go.


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10 thoughts on “Gingerbread Latte

  1. Working with a spouse can be tough, but is sounds like you guys are a dream team. This latte looks beyond. Can’t wait to make it!

  2. Tess says:

    This looks amazingly cozy and wonderfully warm to drink!

  3. Carrie says:

    Now, you’ve got my attention!

    1. Andrea says:

      Carrie! We’re drinking these next time we’re together. xoxo

  4. Lauren C says:

    I have a lot of respect for you two, working together. I’m sure it’s not easy and as much as I love my man…. I can’t imagine working with him! We are supposed to have rain and 34 degree weather all day Saturday – YUCK – and so this recipe is going to happen! Thanks!

  5. This sounds so easy and delicious. I kind of want to curl up on the couch with one now!

  6. SandraM says:

    These sound so good. Gonna have to make these this winter for sure!!

  7. I cannot wait to try this recipe!!! Gingerbread lattes are my favorite! I’ve been making gingerbread coffee at home but am so excited to try a homemade gingerbread latte!

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  9. Ana says:

    I’ve only recently found your blog/this recipe. Im on my second time making this because it was so good the first time. It tops any other holiday themed lattes in my book. Thank you for sharing!

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