Tis’ the season for all things sweet! This easy homemade Vanilla Gingerbread Latte is the sweetest mug to cozy up to. Steamed milk, with sweet molasses, hints of real vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and a couple shots of espresso. This latte is creamy, rich, just perfectly sweet, and best enjoyed with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of salted caramel brûlée candy. Perfect for sipping on while opening gifts on Christmas morning…or watching your favorite holiday movie.
This post is sponsored by Breville.
We’re getting so close to Christmas! Yes, we all know how excited I get this time of year. So you can guess just how thrilled I am to partner with one of my favorite brands, Breville. I’m sure you’ve all heard me go on about just how much I love my Breville espresso machine. So when I had the opportunity to receive the new (and gorgeous) Red Velvet Cake collection, I was of course on board.
The line is so visually stunning…and obviously fun for the holidays…but it’s equally beautiful all year round.
Since I now have the new Red Velvet Barista Pro, I really wanted to create an espresso-based drink for the holidays. Since I’ve already shared an espresso martini this season, I thought I’d do something warm and cozy for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas morning. Enter his Vanilla Gingerbread Latte which checks all those boxes. Fun fact, Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year…so much fun to be had!
In addition to the Barista Pro, the Red Velvet Cake collection includes a blender, kettle, toaster, and a range of other Breville products.
If you’re looking for something last minute, any of these would make the perfect holiday gift.
This sweet latte is like a gingerbread cookie in drink form with a double shot of espresso. The best combination.
I used the Barista Pro for my shot of espresso and it made this latte coffee shop quality. Maybe even a bit better with the addition of a little whipped cream and sweet caramel brûlée on top (kind of like Starbucks).
The caramel brûlée is literally just caramelized sugar that you break into pieces. SO SIMPLE, but yet so good – and festive! Just sprinkle the shards of sugar over the latte. They melt into the drink creating the most delicious caramel swirls in your gingerbread.
Yes, it’s over the top, but perfect for Christmas morning by the fire!
Looking for other warming Christmas morning drinks? Here are my favorites:
Lastly, if you make this Vanilla Gingerbread Latte, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Vanilla Gingerbread Latte
Servings: 2 lattes
Calories Per Serving: 260 kcal
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- 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium pot, cook the sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a heat-proof spatula until the sugar has melted and turns a golden caramel, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully pour the caramel onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread in a thin even layer and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Let sit 5 minutes. Once hardened, crush the caramel into small pieces/shards with the back of a spoon.2. Combine the milk, maple syrup, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a medium pot and bring to a simmer, heat until steaming. Add the vanilla. Using a small whisk or fork, whisk until frothy. Remove from the heat.3. Divide the espresso between 2 mugs. Pour over the gingerbread milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of caramel brûlée. Drink up!
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Vanilla Whipped Cream: Using an electric mixer, whip 1/2 cup cream until soft peaks form. Add 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Whip once more until combined and fluffy.