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

A copycat and Vegan version of Starbuck's seasonal Christmas beverage- the gingerbread latte!
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Servings: 2
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk of choice I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 2 serves instant coffee dependent on package/brand
  • 1 T boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp all spice can sub for ground cloves
  • 2 T Natvia natural sweetener can sub for another sweetener
  • Extra cinnamon/ginger for topping

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, add the instant coffee with the boiling water and milk of choice. Heat on medium until it starts to bubble.
  • Add in all the spices and sweetener of choice and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Remove from heat, pour into two cups and dust with extra cinnamon and nutmeg.

Notes

For an iced version, simply allow to cool slightly then pour over ice.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

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

What would you want to see a copycat recipe for? 

Have you had a seasonal drink at a coffee shop yet?

Is the ‘Pralines and Cream’ flavour poisoned or something? 

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87 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.

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