Homemade Gingerbread Latte

No Nonsense - Simple Advice

Get that fuzzy feeling with our homemade gingerbread latte recipe.


Gingerbread latte besides ground ginger, mini whisk and coffee beans

Don’t head out into the cold – make your favourite winter latte at home this year!

Keep your morning spiced ‘n’ seasonal with a homemade gingerbread latte. This coffee shop staple combines all our favourite flavours in one comforting cup: creamy milk, gingerbready warmth and flavour-packed coffee. Ooooh… it’s delicious!


Gingerbread latte beside plate of cookies and mini Christmas tree

There are two simple stages to this recipe. Firstly, you whip up a homemade gingerbread syrup (and awaken your kitchen with the most BEAUTIFUL aroma). Then, you get a latte-ing. This isn’t as complicated as it sounds – all you have to do is heat some milk in a pan. You can make things really simple by using ground ginger, but fresh ginger is worth it for that classic gingerbread cake flavour.

Lattes are about two-thirds milk, so it’s worth treating your lovely spiced latte to the best milk you can get. Whole milk makes the creamiest latte drinks, so pop a blue-topped bottle in your basket the next time you’re out shopping. Want to make a vegan gingerbread spiced latte? No problem – try using barista-specific oat milk for a neutral taste and frothy milk top.

Cosy up on the sofa with a homemade gingerbread latte. We’ve never loved the cold so much…


Overhead shot of gingerbread spice latte with cookies and coffee beans and Christmas tea towel

Serves 2


  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground ginger or 1½ tbsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500ml milk
  • Double shot of hot espresso or 100ml strongly brewed coffee

Gingerbread latte ingredients GIF

Step 1


Put the brown sugar in a saucepan with 100ml water. Place over a low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

heating water and brown sugar in a saucepan
Step 2

Bring to the boil and stir in the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and peppercorns. Then remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool.

boiling gingerbread syrup ingredients in a saucepan
Step 3

Now, pick out the peppercorns or strain the mixture through a sieve if you have used fresh ginger.

Then stir in the vanilla extract.

Overhead shot of ginger being strained from coffee syrup mixture
Step 4

Add the milk to the pan with the syrup and heat slowly – you want to keep whisking and don’t want to let the mixture boil.

heating gingerbread latte ingredients in a pan
Step 5

Add a shot of espresso to each glass and top up with the gingerbread spiced milk. Decorate with cream and a sprinkle of ground ginger, if you like!


Gingerbread latte with snowflake decoration and mini biscuit

Fancy another jolly ginger recipe? Try our lovely gingerbread latte layer cake! It’s impossibly good…


slice of ginger layer cake in front of whole cake surrounded by gold beads and red cake topper


Find more lovely recipes in our recipe file. Head there now!


Coffee recipes


Stumped for Secret Santa ideas? Our Christmas Special Coffee is the answer.

🎁 Find gifts for everyone (and every budget) in our Christmas Gift Shop. 🎁

Christmas post? Royal Mails First Class last post date is 21st Dec. Order now!

Left it till the last minute? No worries (it happens). Just select special delivery when you check out!

Make 2022 the year of top coffee – treat them to a gift subscription this Christmas!

Join the troop and we’ll plant a tree – just for you!