Homemade Gingerbread Syrup
This Homemade Gingerbread Syrup is the perfect way to make gingerbread lattes at home! This healthier homemade coffee syrup is refined sugar-free and sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. So good drizzled on pancakes, waffles, and ice cream!
However, I love paying $6 to $8 a little bit less than I love drinking them, which is why I have become obsessed with making my own homemade coffee syrups!
Most gingerbread syrups used for gingerbread lattes that you’ll get from a coffee shop are loaded with refined sugars, artificial colors, and flavors, and just generally aren’t the best for you.
Ingredients for gingerbread syrup
- Water: I use filtered water to thin out the syrup.
- Maple Syrup: for sweetness! You can use more coconut sugar if preferred (or another liquid sweetener) but I love the flavor of the maple syrup.
- Coconut Sugar: any other granulated sweetener also works here.
- Molasses: we use unsulphered molasses here, avoid blackstrap molasses for this recipe, which has a more bitter flavor than we’re looking for.
- Ground Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Sea Salt & Black Pepper: you can also use a premixed gingerbread spice blend.
- Vanilla Extract: stir this in at the end for the most vanilla flavor.
How to make gingerbread coffee syrup
- Combine the water, maple syrup, coconut sugar and molasses in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer
- Add all of the spices: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sea salt, and black pepper.
- Let cook at a low boil for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened slightly (reduced by about 1/3 to 1/2).
- Remove from the heat and add vanilla extract.
- Let cool slightly before pouring into a jar for storage.
How to store homemade syrups
Store this gingerbread syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
How to make a homemade gingerbread latte
Making gingerbread lattes is one of my favorite things to do with this homemade gingerbread syrup! To make one:
- Warm milk of choice in the microwave or heat in a frother (this milk frother is the one I use).
- If you’re using a milk frother, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup to milk while it froths. If heating in the microwave, add the gingerbread syrup after the milk is heated and use a handheld frother or whisk to mix it in.
- Top with espresso or coffee and enjoy immediately!
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This Homemade Gingerbread Syrup is the perfect way to make healthier gingerbread lattes at home! It’s refined sugar-free and sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. So good drizzled on pancakes, waffles, and ice cream!
1½ cups water
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper, optional, leave out for less spiciness
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan, combine the water, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and molasses. Bring to a simmer, and then add all of the spices.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
- Remove from the heat and then stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool slightly before pouring to a glass bottle for storage.
- Keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
How to make a gingerbread latte
Warm milk of choice in the microwave or heat in a frother (this milk frother is the one I use).
If you’re using a milk frother, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup to milk while it froths. If heating in the microwave, add the gingerbread syrup after the milk is heated and use a handheld frother or whisk to mix it in.
Top with espresso or coffee and enjoy immediately!
Keywords: gingerbread syrup, coffee syrup