So umm, Christmas is in just ONE week.
Like seven days from today we will all be hanging out around the Christmas tree, opening gifts and feasting on Christmas food! If you don’t celebrate Christmas maybe you’ll just be chillin and enjoying a little time off?
Either way, it’s going to be a good, good day.
I feel like our Christmas morning, or maybe better, our Christmas Eve (personally my favorite day of the year!) should involve these lattes. I mean, do you see them? Are they not the cutest latte ever? I am slightly obsessed with them. I have never been a huge fan of gingerbread, but I changed that this year, BIG time.
First with these waffles and now with these Gingerbread Lattes. So much gingerbread goodness!
OKAY, but let’s have a serious chat…ok, a fun chat. With Christmas being only one week away, and the New Year quickly approaching, I’ve got some questions.
ONE: have you completed your Christmas shopping?? I have actually had mine done for a few days now, which is kind of amazing. Normally I’m scrambling to find places that will ship in time for Christmas. I am also pretty excited to give my gifts. I LOVE giving a really great gift and I think I actually have a few this year.
TWO: what’s your favorite thing you’ve done (or will do) this month? My favorite activity? Well it has yet to happen. I’m thinking it will be gingerbread house making with little miss Asher which I believe will happen today or tomorrow!! 🙂 We’re also going on a sleigh ride to dinner (all 19 of us) on Monday night, should be fun!
THREE: what’s your favorite gift you’re giving this year? My favorite is the gift I got my dad. I can’t say what it is, in case he reads this, but I am super excited about it.
FOUR: what is your favorite holiday recipe?? I honestly think that these lattes are my current favorite. They are just so warm and cozy, AND they’re another excuse to eat gingerbread cookies…with a side of latte…whipped cream…plus caramel sugar!
FIVE: how are we feeling about these videos I have been making for you guys? Are you guys watching them? Do you like them? Anything you feel I should do differently in them? I would really love to hear what you guys think. Kai and I have had a ton of fun making them, but man, they are so much work! The video world is a whole new ballgame. <–truth.
OKAY. These Gingerbread Lattes. They’re actually like a gingerbread cookie in a drink form, spiked with a little coffee. I have to say, I think these are actually better than a gingerbread cookie because with the lattes you get a drink WITH your cookies. You see, it’s really a two for one deal! 🙂
AND then there is all the whipped cream… dying.
WAIT. It actually gets better. Yes – better! Caramel sugar with flaky salt! See, better times a million.
If you’re wondering what caramel sugar is, it’s literally just caramelized sugar that you break into pieces. SO SIMPLE, but yet so good – and festive! Just sprinkle the shard of sugar over the latte and it just melts into the drink creating the most delicious caramel swirls in your gingerbread.
I mean. Come on. It’s almost too good, but then nope… it’s PERFECT.
Just in case the photos aren’t enough to seal the deal for you, here is a little holiday video to get you a little more excited for these gingerbread lattes! Don’t mind my little quirks, still getting used to this whole camera in my face thing…you know I really prefer to be behind the lens!!
Can you feel the coziness yet?!?
P.S. The mugs are maybe my most favorite kitchen item. You can buy them ate Crate and Barrel if you are interested!