Kick that coffee house gingerbread latte to the curb. You can make your own at home for a fraction of the cost with much better coffee! Well that’s if you use Koffee Kult Dark Roast Coffee. Oh and this version is much healthier as well! It’s dairy free, vegan, paleo and so easy you are going to question why you don’t have a bottle of gingerbread syrup on hand all year long to make these amazing lattes.
So a latte is typically espresso with steamed and frothed milk. Using the right amount of quality coffee helps ensure that your espresso will be on point. But we know that not everyone has an espresso maker at home (they have stove top versions that are super affordable though). So this latte is made with strongly brewed coffee so that EVERYONE can enjoy it at home, no worries!
Gingerbread – what automatically comes to mind? Likely building gingerbread houses or decorating gingerbread men from when you were a kid. But do you remember actually eating gingerbread? It will send your taste buds dancing on your tongue. A kick from the ginger, the mellow but warming flavor from the cinnamon and of course that zing from molasses – a flavor that you really can’t recreate! All of these flavors are combined with a can of light coconut milk, stevia, and a few tablespoons of coconut sugar to make the most healthy and delicious gingerbread syrup you have gotten your hands on.
This syrup is the base of the latte. Add the syrup to the bottom of the cup then layer in the hot coffee. Be sure to stir the coffee and the syrup together, to ensure that the flavor is in every sip! Then add your warm coconut milk and don’t forget the coconut whipped cream for that extra special and oh so fancy finish! See I told you, better than having to leave the house in the cold for a latte right?
Well this gingerbread syrup is also pretty healthy. The molasses is rich in vitamins and minerals like copper, iron, Vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, and pantothenic acid. These vitamin and minerals can help people with things like improving bone health, electrolyte balance, hair care, improve the functioning of the nervous system and wound healing; as well as headaches, anemia and acne/skin ailments. Ginger is a well-known way to help reduce inflammation and is often used to help relieve stomach issues, so this is the perfect way to start the day (especially after a night out with friends).
So what do you need for this gingerbread latte?
Gingerbread Syrup Ingredients:
1 can lite coconut milk (in a BPA free can)
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tbs. molasses
2 packets stevia
2 tbs. coconut sugar
In a small saucepan, combine the ingredients above and allow the ingredients to some to a light simmer. Stir often and allow to cook for 10 minutes. After about 10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour into a mason jar or glass bottle with a lid.
Add 2-3 tbs. of gingerbread syrup to a mug. Add ½ cup strongly brewed Koffee Kult Dark Roast coffee. Top with ½ cup of unsweetened coconut milk that has been steamed or microwaved for 1 minute. You can froth the milk with a hand frother to make this super special. Don’t forget a tablespoon or two of coconut whipped cream to make this just as special as the latte you would get at the coffee house!