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This Iced Gingerbread Latte is an easy, holiday flavored latte recipe that you can make in under 5 minutes. It is a great copycat version of the seasonal Starbucks’ or Dunkin’ Donuts gingerbread latte drinks.
Seasonal lattes that are a little bit more sweet and infused with Christmas flavors are always popular around this time of year.
Or, you can try one of these many creative lattes!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Starbucks or Dunkin’ Copycat — Both Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts have their own version of a gingerbread latte. While this version is not an exact replica of their original recipe, it is just as delicious and can easily be customized to your taste.
- Easy — This latte takes less than 5 minutes to make and uses simple ingredients so you can make it every morning this holiday season.
- Festive — There is nothing more festive than gingerbread! This is a great drink to make on Christmas morning or all throughout the holiday season.
- Espresso: Use freshly brewed espresso for the best results. If you use instant espresso, I like to use this instant espresso. If you use coffee instead of espresso, brew it extra strong.
- Gingerbread Syrup: The simplest option is to use a store bought gingerbread syrup, although you can make your own gingerbread coffee syrup at home as well.
- Milk: Use any type of milk you like. Cow’s milk will froth up the best, but you can also use a dairy-free milk such as almond milk or oat milk. If you are using a dairy-free milk, make sure to buy the “barista” version so it will froth well.
How To Make An Iced Gingerbread Latte
Step 1: Add the gingerbread syrup and milk to an electric frother and froth using the “cold” setting.
Step 2: Add the espresso to a glass filled with ice and pour the frothed milk on top. Stir and serve.
- Use an electric frother. An electric frother will always give you the best results when frothing milk. If you are looking for café quality coffee at home, it is worth investing in an electric frother that can froth milk warm as well as cold (for iced lattes).
- If you are not using an electric frother: If you are using any other method than an electric frother to froth the milk, mix the gingerbread syrup into the espresso rather than adding it to the milk. Gingerbread syrup can prevent the milk from frothing properly.
- Make it sweeter. If you want a sweeter latte, add in more gingerbread syrup. Mix in extra gingerbread syrup with the espresso, rather than with the frothed milk. For some sweet garnish ideas, try topping the latte with whipped cream (like this brown sugar whipped cream), chocolate shavings or gingerbread cookie crumbs.
- Serve it hot. This iced gingerbread latte tastes just as delicious as a hot gingerbread latte. For a hot drink, don’t add ice and froth the milk on the warm setting instead.
There may be several reasons why your milk didn’t froth. If you are using cow’s milk, it may be the type of frother that you are using — an electric frother will always yield the best results. If you are using oat milk or almond milk, the brand you are using may not be made to froth — always buy brands labelled “barista” so you know they will froth well.
A second best option to an electric frother is a handheld frother. Otherwise, you can try using a handheld mixer, or shaking the milk in a mason jar until it froths up.