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The best homemade gingerbread syrup

The best homemade gingerbread syrup for lattes, coffees, waffles or pancakes

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This is the best homemade gingerbread syrup and an absolute must for the holiday season for lattes, waffles, or pancakes!

It’s impossible to think of the holiday season without the warm smells and tastes of gingerbread. I am a huge fan of gingerbread lattes and this homemade gingerbread syrup makes it easy so you can make your own right at home. (For more of my favorite coffee recipes check out my healthier pumpkin spice latte or this Irish cream cold brew). Or use this gingerbread syrup over your pancakes or waffles for a breakfast that even Buddy the Elf himself would approve of.

If you’ve never made your own syrups at home, it’s incredibly easy! And this syrup is sure to put you in a holiday mood!

How to store your homemade gingerbread syrup

Once made, store in an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

I like to keep mine in this coffee syrup pump. But you can also put in a mason jar.

Homemade Gingerbread Latte

To make a homemade gingerbread latte, start by pouring some cream and a few pumps or teaspoons of gingerbread syrup (as desired) into a glass. Using a frother (linking mine here), froth well. Then pour over a hot mug of espresso or coffee.

The best gingerbread latte. Glass mug full of coffee, whipped cream and topped with a gingerbread man cookie

The Best Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

how to make the best homemade gingerbread syrup ingredients - molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon

Directions:

1.) In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved.

how to make the best homemade gingerbread syrup - all ingredients dissolving and simmering in pot

2.) Reduce to a simmer and allow to infuse for about 10 minutes.

3.) Allow the syrup to cool and then transfer to an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

the best homemade gingerbread syrup for coffees, lattes, pancakes or waffles. Coffee syrup dispenser with gingerbread syrup and glass coffee mug at coffee bar

Homemade Gift Idea

This would also make a great homemade gift idea. Gift with some fresh local coffee, a cute mug and some gingerbread mug huggers. Or maybe gift with some pancake or waffle mix and a darling gingerbread man waffle iron.

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This gingerbread syrup makes a fantastic gingerbread espresso martini too! Click here for my recipe.

Gingerbread espresso martini - coupe glass filled with espresso and gingerbread syurp with crushed gingerbread around the rim

For more gingerbread aesthetic finds, check out this post here.

 

More Gingerbread Inspiration from The Cozy Creative Collaborative

The Cozy Creative Collaborative is back this month to share Christmas inspiration with a gingerbread theme.

Here are the gingerbread themed posts from my fellow Cozy Creative Collaborators:

DIY Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decoration from Eleanor Rose Home

Add holiday spirit to your home decor with these gingerbread dough ornaments.

 

Potterybarn Gingerbread Theme Home Decor From The Tattered Pew 

Pottery Barn's Gingerbread Collage

 

Copycat Gingerbread Latte Starbucks Recipe from Mornings on Macedonia

the best homemade gingerbread latte copycat startbucks gingerbread latte

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The best homemade gingerbread syrup for lattes, coffees, waffles or pancakes

The best homemade gingerbread syrup

This gingerbread syrup is a must for the holiday season for all your lattes, coffee, pancakes or waffles. Plus it also makes a nice homemade gift.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce to a simmer and allow to infuse for about 10 minutes.
  • Allow the syrup to cool and then transfer to an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
Keyword coffee, gingerbread, lattes

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    November 14, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Oh, yummy! This sounds delish. I love a splash of something sweet in my coffee. I need to try this!

  • Reply
    Kelly Radcliff
    November 14, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    5 stars
    Nicolle this looks and sounds amazing! I would have never thought to make this at home. So clever!

  • Reply
    Heidi
    November 14, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    5 stars
    This syrup looks so amazing Nicolle! I bet it’s delicious on pancakes or waffles. Yummy!!!

    • Reply
      Nicolle
      November 15, 2023 at 6:36 am

      My boys love it on their waffles!!! They are like Buddy The Elf 🙂

  • Reply
    Jennifer Wise
    November 14, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    I love gingerbread! This would be wonderful! Pinning. 🙂 Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

    • Reply
      Nicolle
      November 15, 2023 at 6:36 am

      Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Ronda
    November 15, 2023 at 8:56 am

    5 stars
    Why didn’t anyone tell me gingerbread syrup was a thing!!! I have all the ingredients and will be making this ASAP!

  • Reply
    Natalie Perry
    November 15, 2023 at 9:18 am

    5 stars
    I just love the flavor of gingerbread and this did not disappoint!

  • Reply
    Angela Fry
    November 15, 2023 at 10:03 am

    This sounds so good!

  • Reply
    Lyndsey
    November 17, 2023 at 8:01 am

    These would go great with my french toast sticks! This sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Gail
    November 18, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Delicious, I love gingerbread! Thanks for linking at Is This Mutton

  • Reply
    Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers
    November 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    I love the homemade gift ideas you suggested for the syrup. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!

  • Reply
    Anna Price
    November 19, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Nicolle – You always have great recipes! I love the idea of gingerbread syrup – and hadn’t heard of it until reading this. Thank you for sharing this post with the Home Imagined Link Party.

  • Reply
    Kerryanne
    November 23, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    5 stars
    Nicolle, I’ve never heard of gingerbread syrup, but it sounds like I am missing out on something yummy!
    Thank you for sharing your homemade gingerbread syrup at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your recipe at tonight’s party and pinning too.

  • Reply
    CoCo
    November 28, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    We have enjoyed so many of your dips and snack recipes, Nicolle! I love anything with gingerbread so I am super excited about this recipe and will share it on Friday’s From the Front Porch post. It looks like the perfect way to cozy up on a cold day. Big hugs, CoCo

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