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Gingerbread Latte

19 Dec

For the perfect Christmas day drink there is nothing better then a gorgeously creamy gingerbread latte. As subscribers of my blog, friends and family know I have a slight obsession with anything gingerbread related so gingerbread syrup is a must have in the Spoony household! Do not worry if you do not have this I will teach you how to make your own!

 

Syrup – what you need:

 

1 ½ cups soft light brown sugar

2 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 cups water

 

Method:

 

1)      Combine all the above ingredients in a medium saucepan.

2)      Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

3)      Remove from heat and pop into a jar, the syrup will keep for a good few months.

 

Or simply buy the syrup.

 

Making the latte – what you need:

 

½ cup freshly brewed espresso

8 ounces steamed/frothed milk

Whipped cream

Ground nutmeg

 

Method:

 

1)      Make a double shot of espresso

2)      Microwave milk or use the streamer on the espresso machine

3)      Add ¼ cup of syrup to a mug, add in the hot coffee and dissolve.

4)      Stir in the steamed/frothed/hot milk.

5)      Top off with a whipped cream swirl and a sprinkle of nutmeg

6)      Enjoy!

 

Keep it delicious!