Starbucks gingerbread latte copycat recipe. Holiday season is here and that means all the warm and fragrant drink recipes! There is nothing more warming than a cozy gingerbread latte on a cold winter day.
My healthy gingerbread latte starbucks recipe with no refined sugar tastes just like the original, but way healthier and is dairy free too!
My Healthy Starbucks Gingerbread Latte Recipe is:
- Made for 1!
- Easy holiday latte recipe
- Warm and spicy
- Healthy starbucks copycat
- Dairy free
We just hung up our Christmas decorations and I was feeling in the Christmas mood and immediately thought of gingerbread. But then I looked at the nutrition facts label on the gingerbread latte and wanted to make my own healthier version right at home.. and make use of our espresso maker. 🙂
WHAT IS A STARBUCKS GINGERBREAD LATTE MADE OF?
Gingerbread latte Starbucks ingredients list: Milk, Brewed Espresso, Gingerbread Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid], Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Nutmeg (list from their website)
My healthy gingerbread latte ingredients: Unsweetened vanilla soy milk, Brewed Espresso, Gingerbread Syrup [cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, molasses], cinnamon
WHAT IS IN A STARBUCKS GINGERBREAD LATTE?
Starbucks gingerbread latte is made with foamed milk (usually 2% milk is their standard), fresh brewed espresso, gingerbread syrup, vanilla syrup. Topped with whipped cream and nutmeg.
Gingerbread latte nutrition facts comparison below.
Starbucks gingerbread latte nutrition:
- 333 calories
- 14g fat
- 9g saturated fat
- 170mg sodium
- 40g carbs
- 38g sugar
- 12g protein
Homemade gingerbread latte nutrition:
- 138 calories
- 4g fat
- 0.5g saturated fat
- 82mg sodium
- 18g carbs
- 15g sugar
- 7g protein
TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST DELICIOUS STARBUCKS GINGERBREAD LATTE RECIPE
USE FRESH SPICES. Good quality spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves will give you that signature gingerbread taste.
USE BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES. Not only is blackstrap molasses the highest in nutrients, it also adds an amazing flavor to any gingerbread recipe. Don't skip the molasses in your gingerbread latte!
USE MILK OF CHOICE. Use any kind of milk that you like! I used unsweetened (organic) vanilla soy milk for a great subtle vanilla base flavor. But, you can use any kind that you want. If you have plain milk and want a nice little vanilla flavor, simply add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to your healthy gingerbread latte syrup.
Frequently asked questions about my healthy gingerbread latte recipe.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A GINGERBREAD LATTE?
1 medium starbucks gingerbread latte has 330 calories.
WHAT CAN I ORDER INSTEAD OF GINGERBREAD LATTE?
Chai latte is a great alternative to gingerbread! It is still a super spicy and fragrant latte made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
HOW DO I MAKE A GINGERBREAD LATTE WITH NO ESPRESSO?
If you don't have an espresso maker, you can simply use ¼ cup of strong brewed coffee.
HOW DO I MAKE AN ICED GINGERBREAD LATTE INSTEAD OF HOT?
The only difference is in the milk. So once you mix the spices with the molasses and espresso, pour it over ice. Then, just top your cup off with any kind of milk!
More Healthy Christmas Recipes you might like:
- Christmas Pancakes
- Coconut Flour Christmas Cutouts
- Christmas Pancake Cereal
- Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes
WATCH HOW I MADE MY HEALTHY STARBUCKS GINGERBREAD LATTE
HOW TO MAKE A STARBUCKS GINGERBREAD LATTE AT HOME
My gingerbread latte for 1 can be made in 1 mug! No fuss no mess latte. 🙂
STEP 1: Make the gingerbread syrup with espresso
In a mug, add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, a dash of ground nutmeg, and a dash of ground cloves. Add 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup if you want it to be sweeter (both ways taste great because the molasses is already pretty sweet).
Next, add the 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses and the 2 shots of fresh brewed espresso.
Use a whisk or a hand held frother to combine completely.
STEP 2: Steam the milk
Steam milk until it is hot and frothy.
STEP 3: Pour
Pour milk into the gingerbread latte syrup mixture. Top with a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg.
Hope you enjoy this foamy creamy delicious gingerbread latte!
Love making cozy lattes at home? Try my luxurious Dark Chocolate Latte next!
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Gingerbread Latte Starbucks Copycat (Healthy & Dairy Free!)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- dash ground nutmeg
- dash ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
- 2 shots espresso
- 1 cup milk of choice I used vanilla soy milk
- In a mug, add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, maple syrup (if using), molasses, and 2 shots of espresso.
- Use a milk frother or whisk to completely combine.
- Steam 1 cup of milk till hot and foamy.
- Pour milk into espresso mixture.
- Top with more cinnamon. Enjoy!
Wow this gingerbread latte was so delicious!! Who knew it could taste so good without all the extra sugar. Thanks for sharing such a delicious healthy holiday latte
Absolutely! If I can make it taste as good without extra sugar I do! 🙂
Heidi | The Frugal Girls
I am loving your amazing homemade gingerbread latte. Who needs Starbucks... right?!?
Right!! So much healthier.. and more delicious too in my opinion! 🙂