This homemade gingerbread latte recipe is free from artificial ingredients, using real spices and natural sweeteners for a clean and comforting drink. I like to call it the NICE gingerbread latte. Time to cozy up and enjoy one of these babies!
- 1 cup raw milk (or whole pasteurized organic grass fed)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or to taste; can also use honey, but maple is preferred)
- 1/4 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon organic cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- Pinch of ground cloves (optional)
- 1 shot (about 1-1.5 ounces) of espresso or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee – CLICK for Fabula Discount
- Whipped raw cream (optional, for topping)
- Cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)
- 1. Prepare the Spices: In a small bowl, mix together the real maple syrup, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Blend these until you get a consistent paste.
- 2. Heat the Milk: Pour the raw milk into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat. Be sure not to boil it, as raw milk is best heated gently to preserve its natural qualities.
- 3. Combine Milk and Spices: Once the milk is warm, whisk in the spice-maple syrup mixture. Stir constantly to ensure the spices are well integrated and the mixture is smooth.
- 4. Brew the Espresso/Coffee: While the milk is heating, prepare your espresso or strong brewed coffee.
- 5. Assemble the Latte: Pour the brewed espresso or coffee into a large mug. Add the spiced milk mixture over the coffee. Stir gently to combine. Froth if you have a frother.
- 6. Add Toppings (Optional): If desired, top your latte with whipped cream. You can also sprinkle a bit more cinnamon or place a cinnamon stick for an extra touch of flavor.
- 7. Garnish: For a festive look, garnish with a small gingerbread cookie on the side of the mug.
8. 8. Serve Warm: Enjoy your homemade gingerbread latte warm, ideally in a cozy setting!
For an iced option, let the spice/syrup mixture cool before creating the iced gingerbread latte.
If you like pumpkin spice lattes, check out my NICE pumpkin spice latte HERE.
Note: You can adjust the sweetness and spice level according to your preference. If you like it sweeter, add more maple syrup, or for more spice, increase the amount of spice.
Remember, when working with raw milk, it’s essential to source it from a reputable supplier 🙂