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Gingerbread lattes recipe

Gingerbread lattes recipe

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These indulgent, sweet lattes start with a gingerbread spiced sugar syrup. Add a measure of brandy to each mugful for the ultimate warming winter drink. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 4 mins to cook
  • 122 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 65g light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500ml milk
  • 200ml freshly made espresso coffee

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    2g 3%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    23g 25%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 23.5g Protein 4.6g Fibre 0.8g


  1. Put the sugar in a saucepan with 100ml water. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and stir in the ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Turn off the heat and allow to cool completely. Strain through a fine sieve and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. When ready to serve, heat the milk and syrup together in a pan until steaming hot, but not boiling, whisking constantly with a wire whisk as it heats through.
  4. Divide the espresso coffee between 4 mugs or cups and top up with the frothy milk.

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