Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lazy Saturday

I was going to post about Goal 2 of 2007, but I'm just not inspired. Soooo, I'm gonna share my Gingerbread Latte Recipe with you. It's a copy of Starbucks, I think, anyway it's still YUMMY!!! I use it in regular coffee too, not 1/4 cup but to taste (I go about 1 Tbs or so, depending on stregth of coffee). (It was also good with my home made hot chocolate mix...)

So make this at home & save the $5 you'd spend!

Gingerbread latte

Gingerbread Syrup
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup fresh espresso
8 ounces milk, steamed (with a little foam)

whipped cream
ground nutmeg

1. Make the gingerbread syrup by combining water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Be sure the pan is not too small or the > mixture could easily bubble over.
2. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer syrup, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat when it's done and slap a lid on it.
3. Make a double shot of espresso (1/2 cup), using an espresso machine. Use the machine to steam 8 ounces of milk, or heat up the milk in the microwave if your machine does not foam and steam milk.
4. Make your latte by first adding 1/2 cup espresso to a 16-ounce cup. Add 1/4 cup gingerbread syrup, followed by the steamed milk. Stir.
5. Top off the drink with a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Makes 1 grande latte (16 ounces).


Pam said...

Hi. I've really enjoyed looking at your recipes. Can you give us your MYO hot cocoa recipe?


Lisa Knight said...

Thanks for reading. I'll keep the yummies coming!