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Gingerbread Latte Recipe

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“And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.

– William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost

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A few of my favourite things are on one of my “breakfast in bed” trays this morning..

Let’s begin with this Gingerbread Latte made with homemade gingerbread syrup..

comfort and joy

in a cup

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.. better than Starbucks, topped with a snowy wee mountain of { low fat } whip.. { from a can.. low fat! }

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drizzled with homemade molasses syrup, incidentally, also nice on gingerbread waffles.

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With low fat milk or almond milk and two shots of espresso.. it’s a lovely way to sip and read in bed before deciding where to hang this gingerbread garland.

{ just cookies from IKEA, all tied up with string }

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With homemade, you can decide how sweet you’d like it to be.. and it’s made in minutes..

then to whip or not to whip, that is the question..

a molasses drizzle or a dusting of cinnamon on frothed milk.

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Life After Life Book

I’m loving this little tale with its pretty wintry jacket, each chapter is filled with second chances.. and third, then infinite.

What if life gave us all second chances.. I’d like to think it does.

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Vintage Holiday Magazine

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Just a Smidgen made the leap from the computer onto real paper this past month. Romantic Homes Magazine ran a seasonal magazine called Vintage Holiday.

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My Scandinavian Starry Nights from last year made it onto Page 33..

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And our Tiffany Blue Hue from last Christmas is on Page 34.

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Packaged up in little bottles, these syrups would make lovely homemade Christmas gifts.. don’t you think?

Wishing all my American readers a blessed Thanksgiving celebration!

Linking up with Thistlewood Farms

Love, Smidge Bluebird


Gingerbread Latte with Molasses Syrup
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This lovely syrup is easy to make and allows you to decide how sweet you'd like your Gingerbread Latte to be. Drizzled over with molasses syrup, this is an inexpensive way to have your own Gingerbread Lattes at home.
Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 1 jar
Gingerbread Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp molasses
Molasses Syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
Additional Ingredients
  • milk
  • espresso
  • 1 can low fat whipping cream
Gingerbread Syrup
  1. Add all of the Gingerbread Syrup ingredients, from the water to the molasses, into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool, this is when the syrup will thicken.
Molasses Syrup
  1. Meanwhile, in a small jar, combine the maple syrup and molasses, mixing well to blend.
Making Your Latte
  1. Steam your milk and pour into your mug. Add one or two shots of espresso. Measure in one tablespoon of the Gingerbread Syrup, taste and add more if desired.
  2. Top with low fat whipped cream and drizzle over with the Molasses syrup.
  3. If you don't have an espresso machine, I'm sure you could mix together a small hot coffee with cream or milk, then stir in the Gingerbread Syrup to taste and top with whipped cream and Molasses Syrup.

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