Oh, what a totally scrumptious coffee experience. I picked this recipe because most of the gingerbread latte recipes on Zaar call for the bottled gingerbread syrup, which I don't have in my pantry right now. So I tried this recipe, because it calls for making your own gingerbread syrup. I will definitely make this again and again and again. Just one observation though ... the recipe states that it's for one serving (which the nutritional facts are based on 1 serving). While the latte ingredients (espresso and milk) are enough for one serving, the syrup ingredients on the other hand make 1 3/4 cups of gingerbread syrup, which according to the recipe instructions, would be enough for 7 gingerbread lattes (i.e., 1/4 syrup for each latte). That's not a big deal, but anyone watching their calorites might want to consider that.
This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" (Penguin/Putnam 2009)
Love this recipe! So many gingerbread latte recipes use store bought gingerbread syrup. I was glad to find one I could make with ingredients I already have.
I keep it in a squirt bottle in my fridge and use 2-3 tbsp of syrup for each cup of coffee. Syrup won't spoil because of it's high sugar content. But it gets used up pretty quickly anyway!
I think it's a bit too much syrup. On the actual bottle of Starbucks gingerbread syrup, the recipe suggests 1-2 tsp. per cup, which usually makes a delicious latte.
I haven't had this at Starbucks but I did an iced version at home and it was very tasty. I used skim milk, not heated or foamed, and used strong french pressed coffee instead of espresso. Used 2 tsp of the syrup which was plenty sweet for me (I usually don't care for sugar in my coffee). I will make some coffee to keep in the fridge this summer so I can keep making the iced version, will try the hot one in the fall! Thank you for giving me a tasty alternative to my plain boring iced coffee!
I can't believe this recipe says 1 1/2 cups of sugar in one drink??? Is that a misprint??
To me, this tasted more like a ginger syrup than a gingerbread syrup. Just not quite what I was looking for.
It tastes amazing!!! I love it!
Oh, wow! Love this!
I love this Latte! I love the homemade sruyp