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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.

coffee syrup pump dispensers for the best homemade gingerbread syrup glass bottles for the best homemade gingerbread syrup glass etched coffee mugs gingerbread man mug huggers or toppers for gingerbread latte Dash mini waffle maker gingerbread man for homemade gingerbread syrup gift idea

 

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
1 In Christmas/ decor

Gingerbread Aesthetic Christmas decor

Gingerbread Christmas decor trend 2023 - gingerbread house plates, gingerbread welcome mat, gingerbread mugs and more

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I’m calling it – the gingerbread aesthetic is going to the Christmas decor trend of 2023. I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite gingerbread Christmas decor finds from Amazon and Pottery Barn. So grab a gingerbread latte (sharing my recipe here) and scroll down to shop them all.

Gingerbread Aesthetic Christmas Decor

Gingerbread welcome mat welcome guests in your home with this adorable mat. Mat measures 17×29.

DII Christmas Welcome Mat Outdoor Natural Coir Doormat & Porch Décor, 17x29, Gingerbread House

 

Gingerbread ornaments – a 20 piece set of gingerbread snowflake ornaments to adorn your tree.

20 Pcs Christmas Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments Mini Tree Hanging Decorations Silicone Christmas Ornaments Xmas Gingerbread Ornaments with Ropes for Christmas Tree Winter Crafts (Classic)

 

Gingerbread candle – the cutest gingerbread man shaped candle and gingerbread scented too!

Gingerbread Man Shaped Scented Candle,65G Handmade Aroma Soy Wax Christmas Decorative Candle,Aesthetic Paraffin Candle for Table Photo Prop,Prefect for Christmas Eve Party Decoration and Gift (Yellow)

 

Gingerbread nutcracker – perfect for the person who has a nutcracker collection. And this one is currently 50% off!

Kurt Adler 16-Inch Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Nutcracker (Color May Vary),Brown/Beige

 

Gingerbread man garland – Add this gingerbread man garland to your tree or to your mantel. Measures 9 feet.

9 Foot Mini Gingerbread Man Christmas Garland | Cute Small 2 Inch Claydough Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Garland | Gingerbread Cookie Candy Theme Trees | Garland Christmas Decorations For Indoor Use

 

Gingerbread throw pillows – Because you can never have enough throw pillows and this 4 piece set of gingerbread men is no exception.

 

Gingerbread house display this faux gingerbread village stands 16 inches and lights up. Would look beautiful on your shelves, mantel or as a tabletop display.

One Holiday Way 16-Inch Light Up Faux Gingerbread House Display Figurine w/Elegant White Icing – Decorative Lighted LED Christmas Xmas Tabletop Decoration – Winter Table Mantel Shelf Sitter Decor

 

Gingerbread fairy lights – These gingerbread fairy lights would be great for any kid’s room.

FLAVCHARM Christmas String Lights Battery/USB Operated, Gingerbread Fairy Lights with Remote, Christmas Decor Lights for Xmas, Holiday, Kids, Bedroom

 

Gingerbread mug – Because you can also have never too many festive coffee mugs.

 

Gingerbread house diffuser – This diffuser would be a great Christmas hostess gift for anyone. Runs 3-6 hours.

ARVIDSSON Christmas Essential Oil Diffusers, Gingerbread Diffusers for Essential Oils, Ceramic Aromatherapy Diffuser, Gift for Women Kids

 

Gingerbread plates – These appetizer/dessert plates from Pottery Barn are gorgeous aren’t they?

Alt image 1 for Gingerbread Snowflake Appetizer Plates - Set of 4

 

Gingerbread cookie jar – for Santa’s favorite cookies.

Alt image 1 for Gingerbread House Stoneware Cookie Jar

Gingerbread stocking holder – the most darling stocking hanger. And lights up too!

National Tree Company SM95-B8212339 Stocking Holder, Brown

 

For more Christmas decor ideas check out

this easy DIY garland

DIY salt dough ornaments

And shop my holiday gift guides here!

 

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