This homemade gingerbread latte is a copycat version of the famous Starbucks drink! Perfect on its own or over ice for an iced beverage.
It has all the flavors you’d expect, but in a creamy and warm drink.
Why this recipe works
- Cheaper (and better) than Starbucks. With simple and easy ingredients, this homemade version costs a fraction of what they sell for at Starbucks.
- Wholesome ingredients. Nothing artificial needed.
- Ready in two minutes. Simply add all the ingredients in a small saucepan, bring it to a boil, and enjoy.
- Perfect hot or cold. Sure, gingerbread lattes are delicious warm but pour it over ice for a frappuccino-like bevvy.
What we love about this recipe is just how delicious it is. It’s also easy to switch up based on your diet. Use any milk of choice and make them as sweet or bitter as you like!
- Espresso OR instant coffee. If you own a coffee maker or machine, use a single shot of espresso per cup of coffee. If you don’t, simply combine a 1/4 cup of hot water with 2 teaspoons of instant coffee.
- Milk of choice. Use your favorite milk (oat, almond, soy, coconut, whole, skim, etc).
- Sugar. White, brown, coconut, or sugar free blends all work (like a brown sugar or powdered sugar substitute).
- Gingerbread spices– A mix of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
- Whipped cream– optional, but gives the latte the true Starbucks experience.
How to make a gingerbread latte?
In a small saucepan, combine all your ingredients and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Once simmering, reduce to low and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes.
Now, remove the gingerbread latte mixture off the heat and pour it into mugs. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.
Like any good Starbucks drink, you can customize them to suit your taste. Here are some ideas.
- Add molasses– If you don’t follow a keto or sugar free diet, add a drizzle of molasses. This gives it a more authentic gingerbread flavor.
- Serve it cold– Pour your latter over ice, for an iced gingerbread latte.
- Double the espresso– This is something I would do! Double the amount of espresso for the ultimate caffeine kick.
- Serve with cookies– Pair your latte with some shortbread cookies or sugar cookies.
- To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days.
- To reheat: Either microwave for 20-30 seconds or reheat in a small saucepan until hot.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A grande Starbucks gingerbread latte clocks in at 330 calories, 40 grams of carbs and a whopping 38 grams of sugar. This homemade version has just 40 calories per serve.
Gingerbread Latte (Starbucks Copycat!)
- In a small saucepan, add all your ingredients, except for the whipped cream. On medium heat, bring to a simmer. Once it begins to simmer, reduce to low and stir regularly. After 2 minutes, remove from the heat.
- Pour into two cups and top with whipped cream.
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