If you’re after a creamy, warming, and delicious drink for the holiday season, this vegan gingerbread latte will be your new go-to drink!
Not only does it make winter mornings a little bit more enjoyable, but it’s super quick and easy to make. You’ll find only 7 ingredients in this recipe that are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, with the option of making it caffeine-free to enjoy in the evenings by the fireplace.
What’s in this dairy-free gingerbread latte recipe?
You’ll find very minimal ingredients in this recipe. The great thing about drinks like this is that you can adjust them to your own taste preferences by altering the amount of spice you use.
This is how I love it and feel like it has the perfect balance of gingerbread flavours.
What you’ll find in this recipe is:
- Barista style plant milk
- Ground ginger
- Ground cinnamon
- Mixed spiced
- Blackstrap molasses
- Coconut sugar (or maple syrup)
And the toppings are:
- Coconut whipped cream (optional)
- Freshly grated nutmeg (don’t skip this as it completes the drink)
- Gingerbread men (optional)
Some tips for making this vegan gingerbread latte
It’s a very easy recipe, however, with anything, it helps to know some things upfront before you make it. Here are a few suggestions to get the perfect-tasting gingerbread latte.
- If you’d like to make this caffeine-free, use either decaf coffee, or add ¼ cup more of the milk you’re using.
- Our choices for the milk used in this drink would be either oat or soy, as they normally tend to froth better. This is also the case for “barista” marked options as they are designed for this specific purpose. The thicker style milks with a higher fat content are ideal.
- Using coconut whipped cream on top will make the drink extra creamy and decadent. You can mix it into the latte to get a thicker drink if desired.
- Freshly grated nutmeg makes a big difference. Pre-ground nutmeg has a completely different taste and doesn’t come close to the beautiful flavours that you’d get from grating a whole nutmeg. You can find them at your supermarket in the spice section. It lasts longer this way as well.
- The spices will settle at the bottom of your drink overtime. As they’re not ground fine enough to completely incorporate into drinks, this is normal. You can give it a stir to redistribute through the drink. You can also strain it through a fine sieve as you pour it into your mugs.
Avoid the filler-filled pre-made gingerbread latte mixes and syrups that are mainly sugar syrup and make your own healthier gingerbread latte at home using minimal sweetener. Not only does it taste the part, it’s so much more satisfying knowing you can quickly whip something up at home that is delicious and uses real spices.
A smooth and spicy holiday treat that will become your new favourite comfort drink!
Might I add, how cute are these little gingerbread men?!
Other holiday drink recipes you’ll love:
- Vanilla Espresso Martinis
- Vegan Mulled Wine
- Homemade Vegan Eggnog
- Thick Italian Vegan Hot Chocolate
- Spiced Coconut Chai Tea
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