Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
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Whenever I think of the holiday season, I always tend to first think about how busy and stressful it can be with traveling, and dragging kids, and presents everywhere. Then, I start thinking about all of the family and friends that we will get to see and the excitement sets in! After making a delicious dinner and the dreaded cleanup, some of my most favorite holiday memories are the those after all the dinner craziness ends when everybody sits down with a cup of coffee, and dessert to relax and have fun. The holidays are all about bringing people together. When you think about it, coffee always brings people together!
And what better way to set up your dessert table this holiday season than with my favorite holiday coffee, Starbucks® Holiday Blend Coffee? I love the K-Cups® because they let people make their own cups of coffee fresh when they are ready for it, but the Starbucks® Holiday Blend Coffee is also available in ground coffee if you’d prefer to make a pot instead! I love this flavor because it has warm notes of maple and a smooth taste. It pairs perfectly with all of your holiday desserts or of course, breakfast! And to make things even sweeter, I’ve made a delicious homemade gingerbread coffee syrup that you can set up next to your coffee bar. Even better though is that this coffee syrup is the perfect homemade gift for the holiday season!
This gingerbread syrup is perfection for mixing up your own gingerbread lattes at home. It’s so simple to make since all you have to do is stir everything together in a pan on the stove! If you want to give the syrup away as a gift, you can buy little jars and decorate them with ribbon, twine, and add cute gift tags and voila! You’ve got the best homemade gift to give out. I love the idea of putting together a gift basket with this homemade gingerbread coffee syrup, some Starbucks® Holiday Blend coffee, some cookies, and a pretty mug. What a great gift that would be for the coffee-lover in your life!
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Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- In a small saucepan over medium high heat, add the water and brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Then stir in the molasses, ginger, nutmeg, and the cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a light boil and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring every minute or so. Remove from the heat and set aside. The syrup should thicken as it cools. Store leftover syrup in a covered container or jar. The syrup is best used within 2 weeks.
I purchased the Starbucks® Holiday Blend Coffee in the coffee aisle at my local Walmart. You can also find a great selection of jars, ribbons, and gift tags there if you want to make the gingerbread syrup for gifts!
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