Glorious Maple Gingerbread Latte Recipe: Homemade Coffee

Spicy coziness is the best way to describe this amazing latte with. It will invigorate your senses and welcome the feeling of the holidays into your house.

This latte is made with my maple gingerbread syrup, which, is a combination of maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

The spicy sweetness of the syrup perfectly compliments the bold taste of coffee.

Ingredients for Maple Gingerbread Syrup

  1. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  2. 1 tsp water
  3. ½ tsp ground ginger
  4. A pinch of cinnamon
  5. A pinch of nutmeg
  6. A pinch of cloves

Maple Syrup vs Maple Flavored Syrup

Pure maple syrup is made from maple sap. However, maple flavored syrup is sugar syrup that they added some flavoring to so that it tastes similar to real maple syrup.

Pure maple syrup is more runny than maple flavored syrup. So, if you use maple flavored syrup instead of the pure syrup, just use a tablespoon of water instead of a teaspoon of water.

Maple Ginger Latte in a textured white mug.

Ingredients for a Maple Gingerbread Latte

  1. Coffee grounds
  2. ¾ cup milk of choice
  3. 1 tbsp maple gingerbread syrup

What Coffee is Best?

If you like a medium roast I can really recommend Starbucks’s Pike Place roast. If you are more of a dark roast kinda person, Starbucks’s Caffè Verona blend is a great option.

What if I Don’t Have an Espresso Machine?

If you don’t have a fancy espresso machine it is not a problem at all.

You can use a Moka pot or AeroPress instead. Both of them make espresso-like coffee.

Of the two, I prefer the AeroPress, but a Moka pot really also makes great coffee.

AeroPress and white textured mug.

If you don’t have either of those, you can also use instant espresso. I can recommend Nescafé’s instant espresso. It is pretty close to the real thing.

What Kind of Milk Should I Use?

Whole milk gives you a really creamy drink. However, it adds quite a few extra calories to your drink.

If you prefer, you can really go for skim milk or low-fat milk.

Dairy Alternatives

You can also go for plant-based milk such as oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk. Look for the barista versions. They have been made for us coffee lovers.

Maple Ginger Latte in a textured white mug.

Maple Gingerbread Latte

This latte is coziness itself. The spicy sweetness brings the feeling of the holidays right to your kitchen.
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 304 kcal


Maple Gingerbread Syrup

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp water
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of cloves

Maple Gingerbread Latte

  • Coffee grounds
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp maple gingerbread syrup


Maple Gingerbread Syrup

  • Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan
  • Put over medium heat for two minutes stirring continuously
  • Remove from heat and cool before storing in airtight container

Maple Gingerbread Latte

  • Pull a shot of espresso
  • Mix the espresso and syrup
  • Froth the milk
  • Pour the milk over the espresso-syrup mixture
Keyword Christmas, Latte

Other Great Christmas Drinks

There are so many coffee drinks that really brings out the spirit of Christmas. Here are a few that you can try.

1. Peppermint Marshmallow Latte

This latte takes the classic holiday flavor, peppermint, and combines it with creamy coffee and sweet marshmallows. It is one of those sweet delights that makes you want to curl up under a blanket and binge a few great shows.

Get my Peppermint Marshmallow Latte recipe here.

Peppermint marshmallow latte from above.

2. Hazelnut Latte

Although this is a latte that you can get year round, there is just something about hazelnut that reminds us of the holidays.

Get my Hazelnut Latte recipe here.

Hazelnut latte from above.

3. Caramel Mocha Latte

This latte is really the perfect for the coffee lover with a sweet-tooth. It is also perfect if you are a chocoholic.

Get my Caramel Mocha Latte recipe here.

Caramel mocha latte from above.

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