Homemade Gingerbread Latte

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



  • 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



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


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


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


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


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


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Andy Cross

Meet the chimp behind this article!
Head Chimp founded Two Chimps alongside Laura in 2016 after being self-employed from the age of 21. He caught the coffee bug from using an at-home roaster, and the rest is history!

What Andy does outside of the treehouse:
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