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Gingerbread Latte with Maple Whipped Cream
When it comes to a cold winter day, there is nothing better than relaxing by the fire while enjoying your favorite latte. During the holidays I always like to find new ways unwind and get in the Christmas mood at the same time. What better way than to enjoy a yummy gingerbread latte with maple whipped cream? Today I will show you just how easy it is to make and enjoy this festive winter drink. This is so easy that you can make a batch for you and your friends/family in no time flat!
Start With A Few Simple Ingredients
Making this gingerbread latte is not hard. You really just need a few simple ingredients. I like using fresh milk, cream, and espresso beans. Add sugar and crushed gingerbread cookies for sweetness. My favorite ingredients for this delicious treat however, are Torani gingerbread syrup and Torani maple syrups. You may have seen this post where I used Torani syrups to make a raspberry lemonade. Torani has what seems like an endless array of flavors. And their Maple and Gingerbread syrups are perfect for this recipe!
Start By Making Your Whipped Cream
It’s best to make your whipped cream first, as you want to have it ready as soon as you make your latte. For whipped cream I like using this ICO professional whipped cream dispenser. This handy kitchen tool is so easy to use for making fresh whipped cream! If you don’t have a whipped cream dispenser, you can also use a blender such as a Vitamix on a high speed. This works just as easily, though it is harder to dispense it this way.
I add my heavy whipping cream, then sugar, and about a teaspoon of Torani Maple Syrup.
Add your charger and give it a good shake, and you’re done! I recommend putting it in the refrigerator while you are making your latte.
Froth The Milk
My husband loves making lattes all the time, so we invested in this Breville latte maker (we also have this more affordable one). This mother of all latte machines make grinding beans and frothing milk a breeze. If you don’t have an espresso machine you can easily froth your milk using an immersion blender or a compact frothing wand. I like to froth a cup of milk for each latte we are making.
Grind The Espresso Beans
To make a true espresso, start with roasted espresso beans. We like using our espresso machine to grind the beans and compress them into a fine powder. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use use this grinder and this press to make your espresso. Or just use a small amount of really strong coffee.
For the gingerbread flavoring, just add about two teaspoons of Torani Gingerbread Syrup. It doesn’t get easier than this, and it gives your latte a subtle but flavorful gingerbread taste.
Slowly add your milk to your gingerbread espresso. At the very end pour the last bit of foam so it lies on top of your latte.
And that’s it! For extra flavor add finely crushed gingerbread cookies on top of your whipped cream. And of course, who doesn’t want to enjoy their gingerbread latte with some festive gingerbread cookies??
- For the whipped cream:
- 2 c heavy whipping cream
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon Torani Maple Syrup
- For the Gingerbread Latte:
- 1 cup ground espresso beans
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons Torani Gingerbread Syrup
- For the whipped cream:
- Combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and maple syrup in a whipped cream dispenser or high speed blender. Refrigerate.
- For the gingerbread latte:
- Froth a cup of milk using your method of choice. Grind a approximately 8 ounces of espresso beans in a grinder. Use an espresso machine or maker to create your shot of espresso. Then add 2 teaspoons of Torani Gingerbread syrup.
- Add the frothed milk slowly to the espresso shot. Top with maple whipped cream. And enjoy!
Torani Syrups Giveaway
Enter to win a year’s supply of Torani syrups (over $100 value)! That’s 12 750 mL bottles of Torani syrups (your choice of flavors)! All you need to do is follow me, follow Torani syrups, and comment on my Instagram post featuring the gingerbread latte. Contest runs between December 10, 2018 at 9 am EST and ends December 16 at 10 pm EST. Enter the giveaway below:
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