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Iced Gingerbread Latte

Iced-Gingerbread-Latte

Growing up listening to folktales is a part of an amazing childhood. Now when we hear the word gingerbread, it’s likely to ring a bell from the gingerbread man story we’ve heard as a bedtime tale. Today we bring to you the Iced Gingerbread Latte, a caffeinated beverage that is likely to bring you into the festive holiday mood.

Since finding the Iced Gingerbread Latte all year round is not possible, we’ve come up with a recipe that will give the same amazing results. so that you can make this celebratory beverage at any time.

What is Iced Gingerbread Latte?

The Iced Gingerbread Latte is an espresso-based drink that is sweet yet spicy. It has a gingerbread syrup that gives it a spicy touch. For the final touches, the drink is topped off with whipped cream. Its icier version can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Gingerbread and A Gift

We tried this drink when it was introduced to the Starbucks winter menu and not only did, we enjoy the steamed gingerbread latte, but we also loved the iced version. In fact, the Iced Gingerbread latte is a perfect choice all year round, so you can enjoy the festive season any time of the year.

How Does Iced Gingerbread Latte Taste?

If you’re a fan of gingerbread, you’re likely to love this latte drink. It is enticed with the prevalent flavor of spices but doesn’t feel too overpowering because of the added sweetness and the whipped cream on top.

The first sip of the Iced Gingerbread Latte will pull you into the holiday season instantly. The icy touch is like the cherry on top!

Make Iced Gingerbread Latte (Step-By-Step)

Now, we’ll walk you through an easy guide on how to make Iced Gingerbread Latte with a slight twist of our own. The Iced Gingerbread Latte ingredients are easy to find and many of you might even have them at home. So, without any further ado, let’s get down to the recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Dark roasted espresso powder
  • Milk of your choice. We’ll be using whole milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Gingerbread syrup
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract (optional)

Equipment Needed

  • Saucepan
  • Mason jar or Glass Servings
  • Espresso machine

Instructions

Recipe using store-bought gingerbread syrup

  • Brew double shots of espresso using the espresso machine. Allow it to cool.
  • In a mason jar, add 4-5 ice cubes and pour the espresso.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of gingerbread syrup to the coffee and give it a good stir.
  • Add ¾ cup of milk and give the latte a good stir.
  • Top off the beverage with whipped cream.

Recipe for home-made gingerbread syrup

If you don’t have store-bought gingerbread syrup, follow these simple steps to make homemade gingerbread syrup.

  • In a saucepan, pour 1 cup of water, add 2 tablespoons of sugar, a few drops of vanilla extract, gingerbread spices, and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil whilst constantly stirring. Turn off the stove when you have a sticky solution.
  • Allow the syrup to cool. Store it in an airtight container.

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Make Your Iced Gingerbread Latte More Exciting

  • If you really want to dive into the holiday season with the Iced Gingerbread Latte, serve it with a bit of molasses. For those of you who don’t know, molasses is a brown sugar syrup made from sugarcane.
  • What’s a holiday season without cookies? Make sure to serve the latte with your favorite cookies. We’d recommend shortbread cookies that taste scrumptious.

Questions People Ask

1. How much Caffeine is in an Iced Gingerbread Latte?

A standard serving of the Iced Gingerbread Latte contains approximately 150 milligrams of caffeine.

2. Can I make Iced Gingerbread Latte Vegan?

You can make vegan Iced Gingerbread Latte by substituting regular milk with oat milk, which works as a perfect alternative. You’ll need to skip the whipped cream, too.

3. How to store Iced Gingerbread Latte?

You can either drink the beverage immediately after it is prepared or store the Iced Gingerbread Latte for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

4. Can I order Iced Gingerbread Latte at Starbucks?

Although the Starbucks Iced Gingerbread Latte isn’t available all year round, you can still order it with a customization of your own. You can ask the barista to give you a Grande serving of iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte, with 2 pumps of white chocolate mocha, 1 pump of chai concentrate. To top it off, ask for a topping of whipped cream with sprinkled nutmeg.

Iced Gingerbread Latte: Conclusion

Just a sip of the Iced Gingerbread Latte puts us into the cozy holiday season where we’re laid back, listening to the holiday jingles. It can be your go-to drink when the family meets since it’s so easy to make.

We’re sure you’ll love the sweet-spicy flavor of this Latte drink. Also, try our Cookies and Cream Latte, they both complement each other.

Iced Gingerbread Latte

The Iced gingerbread has a spicy touch, the drink is topped off with whipped cream and ice making it a drink for every season.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: espresso drinks, gingerbread, holiday drink, Iced Gingerbread Latte, latte
Servings: 1
Calories: 310kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Mason jar or Glass Servings
  • Espresso Machine (You can also pull an espresso shot with a Nespresso or a French Press)

Ingredients

  • Dark roasted espresso powder
  • Milk of your choice
  • Brown sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Gingerbread syrup
  • Water

Instructions

  • Brew double shots of espresso using the espresso machine. Allow it to cool.
  • In a mason jar, add 4-5 ice cubes and pour the espresso.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of gingerbread syrup to the coffee and give it a good stir.
  • Add ¾ cup of milk and give the latte a good stir.
  • Top off the beverage with whipped cream.

Notes

  • You can also pull an espresso shot with a Nespresso or a French Press.

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About the author

Timothy Byron Smith

Tim is the author and webmaster of this blog. He is a coffee aficionado who has always strived to succeed by simplifying the many facets of the coffee business into engaging and informative writing. In addition to helping readers discover their next brew, he intends to educate them about espresso and coffee.

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