This homemade gingerbread syrup is perfect for the holiday season and is sure to bring about some additional holiday cheer!
Made with just a few ingredients and in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have gingerbread syrup that tastes better than what you’ll get in your local coffee shop!
This gingerbread syrup is perfect in lattes, mixed drinks, over ice cream, or added into baked goods. It’s a delicious syrup recipe to make throughout the holiday season (and would be great to give as a gift).
Why you’ll love this gingerbread syrup
Tastes just like a gingerbread cookie. Truly everything you love about a gingerbread cookie is in this homemade gingerbread syrup. Fresh ginger, molasses, allspice berries, cloves… the flavor is on point!
Perfect for the holidays. I love a good peppermint mocha or a caramel brûlée latte… but gingerbread lattes are some of the tastiest drinks around this time of year!
So easy to make! Making gingerbread syrup is incredibly easy to make! All you need to do is place everything in a pot, boil, and strain into your glass. Easy peasy!
To make this gingerbread syrup, you’ll need:
- Brown sugar – Feel free to use dark or light brown sugar!
- Molasses – Molasses is what gives you that distinct gingerbread flavor and color. I’ve seen a few videos use coconut sugar and maple syrup in place of molasses but to be honest… I don’t think you’ll get that gingerbread flavor you’re after unless you use molasses!
- Water – When you’re making a simple syrup, you need sugar + water. The same can be said when making flavored sugar syrups!
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon sticks, to be exact!
- Allspice berries – An essential spice in gingerbread syrup!
- Cloves – Just like allspice berries, cloves help to bring out that gingerbread flavor you’re after in a gingerbread syrup recipe.
- Ginger – I use fresh ginger in my homemade gingerbread syrup but you can sub with ground ginger if you’d like!
That’s all you really need to make this easy gingerbread syrup!
Feel free to make it your own and add in a few extra ingredients like orange zest or vanilla extract!
How to make gingerbread syrup
First, prep and gather all of your ingredients. Chop your fresh ginger, measure your brown sugar, and get your spices ready.
Add the brown sugar, molasses, water, and all spices to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
Simmer for about 20 minutes or until your gingerbread syrup has reduced a bit and all of the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
When you’re ready, strain your gingerbread syrup into an airtight container. Store your gingerbread syrup in the fridge for up to one month and enjoy all of the gingerbread lattes you’re about to make!
I’m so excited for you to make some homemade gingerbread syrup this holiday season! Leave a comment down below if you make it and let me know your thoughts (and what you used your homemade gingerbread syrup in).
Shown below is my gingerbread espresso martini!
Frequently asked questions
What should I use my homemade gingerbread syrup for?
Feel free to make a gingerbread latte (or gingerbread coffee), pour your gingerbread syrup over baked goods or ice cream, or make some mixed drinks with it!
Or, use it in a creamy gingerbread hot chocolate recipe!
How should I make my gingerbread latte?
If you’re after traditional gingerbread lattes that Starbucks serves over the holidays, use 2 shots of espresso and up to 3 TBSP of gingerbread syrup. That, to me, is a bit too sweet so I’ll typically add 1 – 1 1/2 TBSP gingerbread syrup to my latte.
From there, use a milk frother and froth your milk. If you’re not after a fancy latte (or simply don’t have a milk frother at home), warm your milk over medium heat.
Top your gingerbread latte off with some freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, a cinnamon stick, or enjoy as is!Print
How to make Gingerbread Syrup
If you’re a gingerbread cookie lover, you’ll absolutely love this gingerbread syrup! It’s perfect for lattes, mixed drinks, and so much more.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 Minutes
- Yield: 18 servings 1x
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 10 allspice berries
- 5 cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- Knob of ginger, sliced thin
- First, prep and gather all of your ingredients. Chop your fresh ginger, measure your brown sugar, and get your spices ready.
- Add the brown sugar, molasses, water, and all spices to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes or until your gingerbread syrup has reduced a bit and all of the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- When you’re ready, strain your gingerbread syrup into an airtight container. Store your gingerbread syrup in the fridge for up to one month and enjoy all of the gingerbread lattes you’re about to make!