Gingerbread lattes

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

Ingredients

  • 65g (2 1/2oz) light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500ml (17fl oz) milk
  • 200ml (7fl oz) freshly made espresso coffee

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    520kj
    122kcal
    6%
  • 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

Method

  1. Put the sugar in a saucepan with 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) 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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