Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

Healthy Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte made with NO dairy, cream, sugar or any nasties! Cheaper than store bought and super simple to whip up! It’s naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free! 

Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Happy Sunday champions!

So- I’ve decided to include a new weekly feature on the blog. From this Friday onwards- Every recipe posted on that day with be a copycat recipe from either one of my favourite restaurants or a foodie product out there given a healthy makeover!

 

I love challenging myself in the kitchen and experimenting. Even though at times I may come close to burning down the kitchen or getting molasses in my hair- At the end when you have a successful creation- It’s all worth it.

Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

So far I’ve got a few recipes I’m proud of under my belt. It started with the Copycat Lindt Truffles which were made back in 2012 and my friend’s aunty took credit for them. NASTY. In 2013, I replicated my all time favourite cookie from Subway- the White Chocolate and Macadamia nut cookie! These were both before the blog was born but both had to make it on here. More recently, I shared my sister’s favourite chocolate bar- Bounty– given a Paleo makeover which she claims taste better than the original. (She may have been telling me that to shut me up but I’ll take it).

As evidenced by other recipes like pancakes or oatmeal, I get flavour inspiration there too. So what’s to come in the coming couple of weeks? On my Facebook page, I asked what sweet treat they’d like made over and the majority of answers were one thing- Snickers Bars

Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

You asked. 

I delivered.

But not today. Sorry. 

Today I replicated a drink I fell in love with recently when I was in the northern Hemisphere. It was a toss up between the Pralines and Cream latte or the Gingerbread latte. The decision came down to the facial expression of the Starbucks server when I was about to say ‘pralines’. I quickly switched the gingerbread. Not sure what was going on there. 

Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

I had this epic latte twice- The second time I omitted the whipped cream on top (it was pretty sweet as it was) and was shocked to see how….what’s a nice word for ugly? Visually unfortunate? Okay. Yes.

The gingerbread latte is visually unfortunate. But delicious. So that makes up for it. 

Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

When I returned home, I got to work to try out the right balance of sweetness, gingerbread spices and warm milk to present- A copycat Gingerbread latte! Seeing as it’s Summer here in Australia, I’ve had this several times, mostly over ice. You can do it either way- just make it. I used Natvia (a natural sweetener), so this is completely sugar free. I also used almond milk so for those of you whom are vegan- You have no excuses. 

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…It’s visually unfortunate. 

Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte
Serves 2
A copycat and Vegan version of Starbuck's seasonal Christmas beverage- the gingerbread latte!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups milk of choice (I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla)
  2. 2 serves instant coffee (dependent on package/brand)
  3. 1 T boiling water
  4. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/2 tsp all spice (can sub for ground cloves)
  8. 2 T Natvia natural sweetener (can sub for another sweetener)
  9. Extra cinnamon/ginger for topping
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, add the instant coffee with the boiling water and milk of choice. Heat on medium until it starts to bubble.
  2. Add in all the spices and sweetener of choice and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Remove from heat, pour into two cups and dust with extra cinnamon and nutmeg.
Notes
  1. For an iced version, simply allow to cool slightly then pour over ice.
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Healthy COPYCAT STARBUCKS Gingerbread Latte- Made with NO sugar, NO dairy and NO nasties, it's 100% better for you and SO much cheaper! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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85 thoughts on “Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

  1. “Visually unfortunate” bhahaha. And what was going on with that Starbucks server?? Sounds funny! 😀 this morning gets better and better! Thanks for the warning. I guess the taste Totally makes up for it… gingerbread ftw!
    And YAY snickers *happy dance*
    Have a nice week!!

  2. It’s kind of cool to do a copy cat recipe. Often times I want to go to Starbucks..I just don’t want to spend the money…don’t we all though seriously? From Starbucks, the cake pops and the breakfast sandwiches they have. I think you would do a great job with the sandwiches!

  3. Yay I love Gingerbread lattes… Well anything gingerbread hahahaha!! And visually unfortunate gahaha!! Love it & have to use it in the future lmao!! :-O

  4. Hahaha…I can totally imagine the look on the barista’s face when you went to order your coffee. I bet you rock a mean Aussie accent! Either way, I’m loving this recipe…it might be warm down there, but we are covered in snow up here, so I need lots of hot beverages right now. Can’t wait to give this one a shot!

  5. I love coming to a blog and being greeted as a “champion” 😉 . Now I just need some caffeine in me from this latte to get me all pumped up for my day. WOOOOOOOOO.

    To be honest, I’ve never had one of their gingerbread lattes before (I’m more of a plain nonfat one with like 5543 shots of espresso or a plain caramel machiato <— not even gonna try to spell that right), but I would happily take one of these of your hands. Thanks, buddy 😉

  6. About to go to Starbs to get a Pralines and Cream latte. Will update on whether my barista has the same facial issue.
    Also, visually unfortunate is my new favourite phrase.

  7. Happy Sunday my speedy friend 😉 I’d love to see a copy cat salted carmel hot chocolate from the grand ole’ Starbucks. And I have yet to get my fingers on their fancy red cups, but I am always a fan of their over priced peppermint mocha. And can we get a round of applause for this amazing food-ography? …I just made a new word…damn….I must be hungry.

    Brilliant recipe and thank you for saving me from burning a new hole in my wallet. I am trying this tomorrow.

  8. Milky Way! I already told you it was my favourite candy bar growing up but didn’t make the request for a recreation back then so there you go! Such a great idea for a recipe series. I’ll possibly be throwing requests at you all the time bow – you’ve been warned!
    The Gingerbread Latte brings back warm and fuzzy memories of a certain day – because I only ever let Starbucks rob me off money for that – when I ordered it. I’m not sure I’ll try nutmeg in my coffee again, though. I did when I meant to prepare a pumpkin spice latte at home and … no.

  9. remember that time i told you i was going on gingerbread overload? well this just solved so many of my problems! oh maaaaaan now i can make this in the comfort of my own home 🙂 because i’m lazy and whether it’s work or the gym there’s no way i’m going out of my route to search for coffee shops. it looks warm and comforting and makes me wish i had a fireplace. maybe i’ll just turn on my gas stove and sit near the oven. i think it’s visually arousing so BOOM. bring on the gingerbread and snickers.

  10. At least your’s is visually fortunate 🙂 No molasses? All the spices sound incredible. I always put cinnamon in my coffee at Starbucks– but can’t have dairy milk, so I never try the seasonal ones (I wouldn’t want all the sugar anyway!). I love making drinks like this at home– and I was actually thinking just yesterday I should try a gingerbread latte! Problem is… you know– Malaysia– can’t always get Almond Milk! I was actually super impressed when I moved here to find it at all. And now, it’s gotten a bit better.

    You need to post more about your trip!

  11. Damn, this sounds awesome! I don’t normally go for the seasonal drinks, but this sounds nice and subtle. I might even drizzle a teeny bit of molasses on top!

  12. Mmmm starbucks. I love it! No funky sweeteners and it looks just as good(: I was wondering, did you ever announce the giveaway winners for the sugar free chocolates?

  13. Does the Christmas Blend count as a seasonal drink? Because I’ve switched from my regular Pike to that one. Sometimes I’ll even add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Other than that, I’m not really a huge fan of the seasonal drinks. I like my coffee strong and black, and the sweetened lattes are a little too sweet for my tastes.

  14. I made a frosted mint latte today at work. It was pretty good except I loathe espresso. I might be the only person who cannot stand it’s bitterness. I go for the café au lait with a shot of syrup. My favorite is a blackberry café au lait (Café au lait is half steamed milk and half coffee) That’s how I make my specialty drinks!
    I think you should do a copy cat recipe of curly fries from Arby’s
    Here’s a picture/link if you don’t know what that is: http://arbys.com/our-menu/sides/curly-fries
    YUM!

  15. I love you for making this!! This used to be my favourite drink. I had one about 3 times a day the last time I was in the US. Healthy gingerbread latte – you are a legend 🙂

  16. Man I love the visually unfortunate expression. I’m going to have to permanently borrow that phrase. I like recipes like this, put stuff in a pot, boil, stir, drink. Nicely done.

  17. I love Gingerbread Latte. When I lived in London I developped a full blown addiction to this beverage. Nice recipe. Looking forward to trying this 🙂

  18. Ok, here I am, (trying) to enjoy the homemade chai latte that I just made from a tea bag, thinking that it is so bland and really needs some spices stirred directly into it…and you present me with a gingerbread latte recipe (made with coffee, making it infinitely better anyway). Yes, yes and yes. Kind of tempted to dump this cup out and make your latte right now.

  19. I hope the pralines version isn’t poisoned because I drank one over the weekend. I split it with the Hubby and actually was tired by the time it was gone. I needed coffee to wake me up from my coffee. Weird, and yet maybe the pralines one is poisoned. Gasp!

  20. This gingerbread latte is freakin’ fantastic, though I am equally intrigued by this praline and cream latte you speak of. Giving this a whirl soon!

  21. Can this be made just by using some regular coffee, and then proceeding? Don’t have instant, and don’t care for the taste of most. But LOVE these lattes, and LOVE this recipe otherwise

  22. This latte was delicious! I halved the quantities of spices and sugar. I stirred together multiple servings of instant coffee, sugar, and spices in a jar, so now, I have gingerbread latte mix, and I can enjoy this everyday. 😀

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