Thirsty Thursday: Gingerbread Latte

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Recipe and photo from The Cookie Rookie

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting chiller, so lets try a fall drink that will make us warm and cozy. This gingerbread latte is perfect to welcome in the holiday season and simple to make, you can throw it into your crock pot and let it do all the work for you! You can also save  a lot of calories by making it yourself and not buying to from a Starbucks or Pete’s.

Grab your crock pot, some whipped cream, and invite some friends over to watch a good movie and enjoy this home made gingerbread latte. Trust me they will want to know your secret and how you made such a delicious drink! Also, imagine how amazing your house is going to smell, can it be Christmas already!

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cups coffee or espresso
  • Whipped cream, graham crackers, and caramel sauce

Directions:

In your crock pot begin adding all your ingredients. Place your slow cooker on low and cook your gingerbread latte for three hours or until everything is heated, you want to make sure it doesn’t boil or you will burn your milk. Place your slow cooker on warm and cook for another two hours. Grab your mugs and dip the edge in caramel sauce then dip them in crumbled graham crackers. Pour your gingerbread latte into the mug and then top with whipped cream and any other desired topping like caramel sauce, a gingerbread cookie, or more graham crackers.

We hope you really enjoy this recipe and it brings you a little closer to the holidays!

 

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