This is the time of year when gingerbread lattes are calling. It’s hard to resist spicy gingerbread mixed with complex coffee in a comforting backdrop of creamy milk, but there can be downsides to getting a gingerbread latte from a coffee shop. Rising prices and even concerns about acid reflux from coffee can be prohibitive.
Now, you can make your own gingerbread latte and do it your way. Skip the lines, slash the price per cup, and make it your way with this easy recipe. Use Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, and you can be sure that your coffee will be free from mold and mycotoxins, produced without potentially harmful pesticides or other chemicals, and absolutely fresh and delicious. Here’s the recipe.
Tips for Making Gingerbread Latte with Low-Acid Organic Coffee
You can make this recipe however you want. There are so many possible variations! Here are a few tips.
Making the coffee strong gives it a richer flavor.
You can vary the sweetness according to your tastes by decreasing or increasing the molasses (or brown sugar) and maple syrup.
Oat milk is a great choice because it is thick and creamy, but whole milk, skim milk, and almond or coconut milk work fine, too. If you want a super creamy beverage, you can add a tablespoon of cream or some creamer.
This recipe calls for a lot of ginger. If that worries you, you can start with less.
Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee isn’t just gentle on the stomach. Another benefit to using low-acid coffee is getting a flavor that’s milder. That’s because less acid means less of a sour or bitter taste, so you can enjoy the intricate flavors of the strong coffee, including chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and fruity notes. You might also be able to use less
Recipe for Gingerbread Latte with Low-Acid Organic Coffee
2 to 3 tablespoons of molasses (or substitute 2 to 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar)
1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 ½ cups of oat milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
1 ½ to 2 teaspoons of ginger
½ teaspoon of cloves
Whipped cream for topping, optional
Cinnamon stick, gingerbread cookie, or sprig of mint leaves for garnish, optional
Place the coffee, molasses, and maple syrup in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
Add the oat milk, vanilla extract, and spices to a medium pot and stir. Heat on medium heat until the mixture gets hot. Just before it boils, remove the mixture from the heat and pour it into a jar. Cover it tightly and shake until it is frothy.
Divide the coffee mixture between 3 or 4 large mugs. Top with the spiced milk mixture. Then add any optional toppings or garnishes before you serve it.