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Gingerbread Coffee Recipe
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Gingerbread Coffee

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"This drink was inspired by a gingerbread latte I had at a local coffee shop."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the molasses, brown sugar, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Add about a 1/4 cup of coffee to each cup, then stir in about a tablespoon of the spice mixture until dissolved. Fill cup to within an inch of the top with coffee. Stir in half and half to taste, then garnish with whipped cream and a light dusting of cloves.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2003

This is delicious! I am enjoying one of these now. All I had to use was Land O Lakes fat free creamer and I forgot to add whipped cream and it is still so rich and good that I will be skipping lunch. It's not a bad idea to strain out some of the spices so you don't get a big, spicy mouthful at the end.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2010

This was good, but the spices weren't near close enough to gingerbread for me. I made this a recipe for one and I used fat free half-n-half instead of full fat and I used Cafe Verona brewed coffee. It's tasty but not quite there for me.


51 Ratings

Feb 22, 2003

My husband and I made this to sip while we decorated our Christmas tree. We've decided to make it a tradition! The molasses mixture can be kept on hand for visitors over the holidays.

Sep 08, 2006

I knew I'd love this...I used fat free half & half and omitted the whipped creme. Yum!!!!!

Dec 21, 2004

Ok...but not as good as I thought it might be. The spices made the drink a bit granulary. And I put in much less mix in the drink. Best to have at room tempeture when adding or it takes a long time to dissolve. Decent, but not great.

Feb 22, 2003

Fabulous! The only problem with this recipe is that my husband is now addicted to this stuff. We usually skip the whipped cream (out of laziness) but I've made this once using cinnamon whipped cream with great results. I also add some ground cloves directly to the molassas mixture instead of dusting it on top and sometimes I add a little ground nutmeg. We've used ordinary milk a few times instead of half-and-half, but it's not quite as good that way -- the cream smooths out the flavours somehow.

Oct 27, 2006

Good! I didn't add the whipped cream but I am sure it would add to the richness of the overall product.

Dec 08, 2004

I can only drink coffee if it is flavored with something. I think this recipe has really good flavor, but it was a little too sweet and too rich, I could not drink the entire cup. I will try it again with a few adjustments.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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