Vegan Gingerbread Latte: A Delicious Winter Treat

Greetings coffee lovers!

Are you in search of a warm and cosy drink to sip on during the chilly winter months? May I suggest a vegan gingerbread latte! This aromatic and flavourful beverage is sure to please your taste buds and lift your spirits.

My name is [insert name], and I am a barista with years of experience crafting delicious coffee drinks. Today, I am thrilled to share my recipe for a scrumptious vegan gingerbread latte that you can easily whip up in the comfort of your own home.

The ingredients for this gingerbread latte recipe are simple and straightforward, yet the end result is nothing short of delightful. You will need ground ginger, cinnamon, blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, and oat milk (or your preferred dairy-free milk).

Not only is this latte plant-based and dairy-free, but it is also an easy and affordable way to make yourself feel like you’re indulging without leaving your house or breaking the bank. So why not give it a try?

Join me in making this cozy vegan gingerbread latte a staple in our coffee repertoire. Get ready to indulge in its rich flavour while it warms you up from head to toe!

Let’s get started with this easy vegan gingerbread latte recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gingerbread Latte(Vegan)
Gingerbread Latte(Vegan)

Dear coffee lovers,

I must share with you a recipe that is simply delightful – the gingerbread latte (vegan) recipe. Once you taste it, you’ll absolutely fall in love.

But why would you choose this recipe over all the other lattes out there? Well, let me tell you about some of its unique qualities:

Firstly, it’s vegan! Making something vegan is not always easy as it removes many key ingredients, but with this vegan gingerbread latte recipe, I promise that you won’t miss the dairy. It’s made using coconut milk and oat milk which has a subtle and creamy flavor that compliments the spice mix in the drink perfectly.

Second, the gingerbread spice mix gives this latte an incredible taste that’s unlike anything else out there. The ginger, cinnamon, clove and blackstrap molasses come together in perfect harmony and create a fragrant Christmas feeling to your cup.

Thirdly, it’s an easy recipe to make at home. Let’s face it, going to Starbucks every day can add up quickly, but with this gingerbread latte recipe; you can be your own barista at home. With just a few ingredients along with some warm water and coffee; you’ll have yourself a delicious cozy vegan gingerbread latte that will lift your spirit.

Finally, it’s customizable! You can easily substitute with any milk or sweetener of your choice without compromising on taste. Additionally, it pairs well with so much stuff like pumpkin pie or peanut butter toast for instance.

To sum up; whether you’re looking for a cozy night-in or wanting to spread holiday cheer wherever you go; this gingerbread latte (vegan) recipe is guaranteed to be a hit.

So the next time you’re in need of a comforting hot drink; don’t hesitate to try out this easy vegan gingerbread latte for yourself.

Yours Sincerely,

The Barista.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to sip on a cozy, delicious drink!
Get ready to sip on a cozy, delicious drink!

Here are the ingredients you will need for this cozy vegan Gingerbread Latte:

For the Gingerbread Syrup:

  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) blackstrap molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

For the Latte:

  • 1 shot of espresso or 1/2 cup (120ml) of strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) of oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) of gingerbread syrup
  • Optional: whipped cream or frothed milk for topping

Note that you can adjust the gingerbread syrup to your liking. If you prefer it less sweet, reduce the amount of maple syrup or molasses. Conversely, if you like your latte sweeter, add more syrup.

The Recipe How-To

 Rich espresso, creamy milk, and warming spices come together in this vegan Gingerbread Latte.
Rich espresso, creamy milk, and warming spices come together in this vegan Gingerbread Latte.

Now that we have the ingredient list laid out, it’s time to get to the fun part – making this cozy, easy vegan gingerbread latte at home! Don’t be intimidated by some of the steps – this drink comes together quickly and easily.

Step 1: Brew Coffee

First things first, brew your coffee using your preferred method. I love a dark roast coffee for this recipe as it complements the spices perfectly. Set the brewed coffee aside for now.

Step 2: Prepare Gingerbread Syrup

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together ¼ cup water, ¼ cup maple syrup, 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses, 1 tsp ground ginger, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, and a pinch of ground clove. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take the pot off the heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Step 3: Prepare Milk Mixture

In another small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together ½ cup oat milk (or other dairy-free milk of choice), 1 tsp fresh grated ginger (optional), and 1 tsp maple syrup. Whisk frequently while heating until just steaming.

Step 4: Blend Milk Mixture

Pour the milk mixture into a blender or use an immersion blender until frothy and silky smooth.

Step 5: Combine All Ingredients

Finally, divide the gingerbread syrup among two mugs. Pour in hot brewed coffee (filling each mug about halfway) and top with the frothy milk mixture. Sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon on top of each latte.

You did it! Two delicious vegan gingerbread lattes ready to enjoy in minutes in your cozy home. It’s amazing how easy it is to make coffee shop drinks at home with simple ingredients. And you have the added satisfaction of knowing exactly what’s in your drink, unlike some of the syrups that you’ll find at popular coffee chains.

Substitutions and Variations

 Simply delicious, and simply vegan.
Simply delicious, and simply vegan.

This vegan gingerbread latte recipe offers a lot of room for personalization. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Milk: If you’re not a fan of oat milk or almond milk, feel free to use any type of dairy-free milk that you prefer, such as coconut milk, soy milk, or cashew milk.

– Sweetener: Maple syrup is used in this recipe, but you can also use honey or agave nectar as an alternative sweetener. If you prefer a sweeter coffee drink, add more sweetener according to your taste.

– Spices: The combination of ginger, cinnamon, and clove gives this gingerbread latte its signature flavor. But you can experiment with other spices too, like nutmeg or allspice. Just be careful not to overpower the gingerbread flavor.

– Peanut Butter: For a unique twist on this recipe, try adding a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter before blending the ingredients.

– Fresh Ginger: If you love the zingy taste of fresh ginger, peel and thinly slice a small piece of fresh ginger root before steeping it with the espresso shot.

– Keto Gingerbread: To make this recipe keto-friendly, swap out the maple syrup for stevia or another keto-approved sweetener. You can also use unsweetened almond milk instead of oat milk for fewer carbs.

– Gingerbread Syrup: For an extra boost of gingerbread flavor, you can buy or make your own gingerbread syrup and add it to the latte instead of ground spices. Just be mindful that store-bought syrups often contain added sugars and preservatives.

No matter how you personalize this vegan gingerbread latte recipe, it’s sure to be a cozy and delicious treat on cold mornings or evenings.

Serving and Pairing

 A warm hug in a mug, perfect for chilly winter mornings.
A warm hug in a mug, perfect for chilly winter mornings.

As a barista, I believe that the joy of coffee is not only in its taste but also in the experience it brings. That’s why I love to make my Gingerbread Latte extra special with some toppings and sides to complement its flavors.

For a warm and inviting presentation, dust the top of your latte with some cinnamon or gingerbread spice. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream for an indulgent touch, or if you prefer a dairy-free option, you can use coconut whipped cream or vegan alternatives.

When it comes to pairing, Gingerbread Latte goes perfectly well with baked goods such as gingerbread cookies or muffins, pumpkin bread, or even a slice of banana bread. It can also be an excellent match for breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles, and overnight oats.

If you’re looking for something more indulgent and sweet, try pairing it with a slice of chocolate cake or brownies. The contrast between the bitter chocolate and sweet latte flavors is heavenly.

Some people prefer to enjoy their Gingerbread Latte on its own without any accompaniment. That’s totally fine too! The rich and creamy taste of the latte is enough to satisfy your cravings.

In conclusion, serving your Gingerbread Latte with some decoration and pairing suggestions can elevate your coffee experience and create joyful memories.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Not a fan of dairy? No problem. This Gingerbread Latte is 100% vegan.
Not a fan of dairy? No problem. This Gingerbread Latte is 100% vegan.

My dear readers, as a barista, I understand that sometimes we need our drinks to be ready beforehand. The good news is that the Gingerbread Latte can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. To avoid making it thick, I recommend dividing the latte base into individual servings before adding the milk.

To make it ahead of time, simply brew the coffee and prepare the gingerbread syrup. Combine both in a container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When you’re ready to serve, heat up the gingerbread syrup either on a stovetop or microwave oven then pour over hot espresso or strong-brew coffee.

Reheating is quite simple too! Simply warm up your desired amount in a saucepan over medium heat or microwave for 20-30 seconds then mix well together.

However, it is important to note that oat milk may thicken over time due to its viscosity nature when refrigerated. This is normal and can be fixed by adding water to the mixture.

Lastly, I highly recommend that you store any leftover Gingerbread Syrup in an airtight container in the fridge where it will last up to 2 weeks. In delicious anticipation of your cozy vegan gingerbread latte, I hope this guide was helpful. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get your gingerbread fix in a new way with this sweet, spiced latte.
Get your gingerbread fix in a new way with this sweet, spiced latte.

Once you have gathered all the ingredients and equipment necessary for making your perfect vegan gingerbread latte, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. These tips will help you achieve the best possible flavor and texture, allowing you to create a cozy and delicious drink that will satisfy your taste buds.

Firstly, make sure to measure the spices carefully. It can be tempting to add more spices than what the recipe calls for, but this can result in an overpowering taste that ruins the balance of flavors. Use a proper measuring spoon or scale to ensure accurate measurements and avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Secondly, when brewing your coffee, aim for a strong and bold flavor. This will help balance out the sweetness of the gingerbread syrup and give your latte an added kick of caffeine. A shot of espresso or a robust cup of coffee works well for this purpose.

Thirdly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your choice of non-dairy milk. While oat milk is recommended for its creamy texture and mild flavor, other plant-based milks like almond milk or coconut milk can offer a unique taste profile that complements the gingerbread spice mix.

Fourthly, take the time to properly froth your chosen non-dairy milk. This will give your latte a rich and velvety texture that mimics traditional dairy-based lattes. Use a handheld or automatic frother to achieve the desired texture.

Finally, garnish your latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder. This adds an extra touch of warmth and flavor, enhancing the overall enjoyment of your cozy vegan gingerbread latte experience.

By following these tips, you can elevate your homemade gingerbread latte game and impress friends and family with your barista skills. Enjoy!


As a barista, I have encountered numerous questions about coffee and its various recipes. And I understand how certain doubts can keep you from enjoying your warm cup of coffee. So, in this section, I have answered some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you clear any queries about this Gingerbread Latte(Vegan) Recipe.

Can Starbucks Gingerbread Latte be made vegan?

If you’re a fan of the Toffee Nut Latte and Gingerbread Latte holiday drinks, you’ll be happy to know that they can be made vegan-friendly by opting for a dairy-free alternative to traditional milk and cream. Additionally, if you’re looking for a little extra indulgence, you can add whipped topping to your beverage, which is now available at select Starbucks locations in the United States.

Is gingerbread syrup vegan at Starbucks?

Starbucks offers a range of syrups suitable for those following a vegan diet. These syrup options include Almond, Caramel (including the sugar-free variety), Gingerbread, Hazelnut (including the sugar-free variety), Macadamia, Mocha, Peach, Simple, Toffee-nut, and Vanilla.

Is the gingerbread oat latte vegan?

For a delectable gingerbread-like beverage that’s entirely plant-based, I use oat milk along with a blend of warming spices and a generous amount of vanilla and molasses. This latte is sure to evoke the delightful taste of gingerbread cookies.

What does Starbucks use in Gingerbread Latte?

At our café, we offer a delightful holiday beverage made with our unique espresso and creamy steamed milk. To add a festive twist, we include Gingerbread syrup, topped with whipped cream infused with gingerbread flavouring and a crispy wafer topping.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a cozy and delicious vegan gingerbread latte recipe, then this is the one for you. This easy-to-follow recipe is made with simple ingredients that are sure to warm you up during the cold winter months. Whether you’re a fan of Starbucks gingerbread lattes or simply looking to try something new, this recipe won’t disappoint.

By following these instructions, you will be able to make a flavorful and aromatic gingerbread latte that can rival any coffee shop offering. The combination of spices and blackstrap molasses gives this latte its classic gingerbread flavor, while the oat milk adds a creamy texture.

Additionally, this recipe is customizable to fit your dietary needs. You can use any type of dairy-free milk such as almond or coconut milk, and use keto-friendly sweeteners like stevia or erythritol in place of maple syrup. You can also experiment with toppings like whipped cream or caramel sauce for an extra indulgent treat.

So why not try making your own cozy vegan gingerbread latte right at home? Trust me, once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought versions again. It’s easy, affordable, and best of all – it’s plant-based!

Gingerbread Latte(Vegan)

Gingerbread Latte(Vegan) Recipe

This gingerbread latte fits the bill just right. A fun start to the day! It's made with molasses, full of vitamins and minerals—iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and B6– you’re sure to get a boost with this latte, Feel free to use any sweetener you like. From
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 large(or 2 small)
Calories 70 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite nondairy milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 -2 tablespoon coconut sugar (or equivalent of your favorite sweetener)
  • 2 teaspoons instant decaf espresso powder (if you have an espresso maker use 1 to 2 shots of espresso per latte instead of instant powder + wat)
  • 4 tablespoons very very hot water


  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the almond milk. ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and coconut sugar.
  • Heat over medium heat until very hot, just before boiling.
  • In a large mug, or 2 small mugs, combine the espresso powder with water (for a small mug, only add 1 tsp espresso powder + 2 tbsp water per mug) and stir well.
  • Place a strainer over the mug and pour the hot milk mixture over the espresso.
  • Stir gently and top with whipped non-dairy cream, such as coconut, and sprinkle with a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon.
  • Enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 82gCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 17.6gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 10.9mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 11.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, European, Nuts, Vegan, Weeknight
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