Homemade Gingerbread Latte

The Gingerbread Latte. I wait for it every year. I could honestly skip the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know to some of you, that seems crazy, but as much as I love all things pumpkin, I just don’t love that drink. But, the Gingerbread Latte? Gimme gimme!

Too bad they are so expensive! If you’re an addict like me, I’ve got a treat for you today. You can make your own gingerbread lattes right at home and they are surprisingly easy to make too! First, we make our own gingerbread syrup with just some molasses, brown sugar, and spices. Then you just brew some espresso, steam some milk, and you’re done!

Before you get started, I have just a few things to note. First, I’ve included a suggested recipe below, but ultimately, you can customize this latte however you want using as much or as little as the gingerbread syrup or more or less milk. The recipe for the gingerbread syrup makes more syrup than you need for one drink, so you will have leftovers for lattes all week long! And lastly, while warmed milk will do just fine, if you want to be fancier like your coffee ship, I highly recommend getting a milk frother! I have this one from Aerolatte and it’s only $14!

Homemade Gingerbread Latte

Homemade GIngerbread Latte
Yield: 1 latte

Homemade GIngerbread Latte

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the gingerbread syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the gingerbread latte:

  • about 2 tablespoons gingerbread syrup (can add more if desired)
  • 1/3 cup espresso or strong-brewed coffee
  • approx. 1/2 cup milk (can also adjust to taste)
  • whipped cream (optional)


For the gingerbread syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, add in 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. Store leftover syrup in a container in the fridge.

For the gingerbread latte:

  1. Add about two tablespoons of the gingerbread syrup to a coffee mug, followed by the espresso or coffee.
  2. Heat the milk in a saucepan or in the microwave until hot. Use a frother to froth the warmed milk. Slowly pour in the frothed milk into the coffee. Stir the latte to ensure the syrup doesn’t settle at the bottom. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 latte with 2-3 tablespoons of syrup and low fat milk

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 66mgCarbohydrates: 27gSugar: 25gProtein: 4.3g

Homemade Gingerbread Latte