Starbucks Gingerbread Latte Recipe

A mug filled with gingerbread latte and topped with whipped cream.
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This Gingerbread Latte recipe uses a homemade gingerbread syrup that you can store in the fridge, which makes it easy to flavor your coffee whenever you like.


For the Gingerbread Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Gingerbread Latte

  • ½ cup milk, regular or plant based
  • 8 oz strong coffee
  • 34 tablespoons gingerbread syrup, according to taste
  • Whipped cream, regular or plant based
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar for additional sweetness, optional
  • Gingerbread sprinkles, optional


For Gingerbread Syrup

Combine the water, sugar, ginger and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking constantly.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat when the syrup has thickened somewhat. You want a thick put pourable syrup.

Stir in vanilla extract and allow to cool slightly before using.

Once cooled you can store the syrup in a tupperware or bottle in the fridge for about 2 months. Stir or shake well.

For Gingerbread Latte, Makes 1 Serving

Pour milk into your coffee mug. Stir the syrup and add desired amount to mug.

Heat milk-syrup mixture in the microwave until hot, about 1 minute.

Pour in brewed coffee and stir. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. You can also add gingerbread sprinkles if you like.

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