5 from 3 votes

Cozy Gingerbread Latte

 November 26, 2020

two mugs of a gingerbread latte by kalejunkie

This Cozy Gingerbread Latte for two is just as it’s name states: COZY! Not only is it dairy-free, it’s packed with all the traditional gingerbread spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and molasses. It’s lightly sweetened with a dash of maple syrup, which you can adjust to your taste, and topped with a healthy dose of whipped cream.

Skip the Starbucks line and get ready to make a super flavorful holiday drink in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you save money, you do get a more nutritious alternative, since the flavored syrups contain all kind of artificial ingredients. By now, you all know that I eat all foods – meaning nothing is off limits – even the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte; it’s just that when I do have the time and option to make a more nutritious alternative at home, why not? 

Plus, if you feeling especially festive, I recommend you make this with a batch of my Paleo Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies, or a batch of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, both of which will have you in the holiday spirit in no time.

How To Make This Cozy Gingerbread Latte

It couldn’t be easier to make this copycat Starbucks gingerbread latte at home. 

First, you add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend. It’s totally fine if your almond milk are cold, because once the ingredients are well-blended, you just transfer it to a small pot on the stove and warm it up to your liking. This way you can achieve the perfect temperature.

The last step is the garnish, which I love to do with whipped cream. These days, there are many healthier alternatives on the market, including coconut milk-based whipped cream (I find it at Trader Joe’s), but many grocery stores carry it too. But to heck with it, live a little and go with the regular whipped cream. YOLO and it tastes so damn good.

More Kalejunkie Latte Recipes

I’ve shared many latte recipes over the years and you guys love them. So if you love this one, make sure to check out my Tahini Chocolate Chip Latte, Sea Salt Peanut Butter Latte, and my Pecan Pumpkin Latte. These three lattes will knock your socks off.

If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a rating and a comment below, so that other readers can make this too! And of course, by now you all know that I live on Instagram, so post your creations there and be sure to tag me. I love to reshare them on my stories!


5 from 3 votes
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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This cozy gingerbread latte is just that...COZY! It's dairy-free and packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and molasses, and the best part? This recipe makes two lattes - one for you and a friend.


  • 1 ¾ cups almond milk
  • 1 cup coffee, cooled or hot is ok!
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • whipped cream to top! dairy-free or regular


  • In a blender, add the almond milk, coffee, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, molasses, and maple syrup.
  • Blend vigorously until all of the spices and ingredients are combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan on the stove, over medium heat.
  • Once the mixture is nice and hot, divide it into two mugs.
  • Garnish with whipped cream (lots!) and extra cinnamon.

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5 from 3 votes

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the first review I’ve left on a recipe site. I just made this for the first time and I love it! I had my boyfriend try it and he said, “It tastes like something you’d get at Starbucks!” I never go to Starbucks anymore, as I try to always help small business mom-and-pop stores. But you can save lots of money making this drink at home with natural ingredients and it is LUSCIOUS!!!

    • WOW! Traci, that warms my heart SO much to hear that! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and for trying out this recipe, it truly means so much to me!

  2. 5 stars
    Still working my way through your latte recipes and this one might be my favorite!! I used all of the add-ins to basically make a creamer that I heated up and frothed before adding to my cup of brewed coffee, using about a third of the mixture and saving the rest in the fridge so I can easily make another one (or two!).

    • Melissa, seeing your comments on all of my latte posts makes me SO HAPPY! I am thrilled that you’re loving all of these recipes. Thank you so much for your support!!