Everyday Gingerbread Latte


If you’re looking for a guilt-free, super easy, and low in sugars gingerbread latte – this is the one. I like to call it Everyday Gingerbread Latte as it is way lower in sugar than the ones you usually find in your go-to coffee shops. The fact that it isn’t super sweet makes it the perfect caffeinated jazzed-up everyday drink. And as I just mix and heat all the ingredients together it is so easy and quick to prepare, you’re going to love it!

If you’d like to see the making of this easy-peasy recipe, you can check this YouTube video:

To make this recipe you’ll need:

Unsweetened plant-based milk: any of your choice – I personally adore soy (for the nutritional profile and eco-friendliness), oat (for the eco-friendliness and creaminess), and coconut (for the nutty flavor).
Instant coffee or espresso
Sweetener, brown sugar, or maple syrup: sometimes I’ll go for the real deal – brown sugar – and other times I’ll add a little bit of sweetener, being xylitol and stevia my favorites.
Spices: I prefer to use grounded spices as they make this recipe so easy and quick, but if you wish to use the real deal, go for it. Make a delicious syrup with some fresh ginger, a cinnamon stick, freshly grounded nutmeg and the sweetener of your choice.

Other beverages you might enjoy:

Iced Coffee Protein Smoothie
Sunshine Mango & Cardamom Smoothie
Vegan Protein Chocolate & Hazelnut Smoothie

Everyday Gingerbread Latte

The perfect everyday vegan and healthy gingerbread latte. With just the perfect amount of spices and sweetness.
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 or 2 tsp instant coffee or 1 espresso
  • Half tsp ground cinnamon
  • Half tsp ground ginger
  • Tiny bit ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sweetener or brown sugar I used stevia
  • Quarter cup hot water
  • 1 cup plant-based milk I used coconut


  • Add all the spices and coffee to one mug.
  • Add the hot water and mix it.
  • To another mug or glass add 1 cup of milk and froth it with a milk frother. You can also whisk it by hand, but it will take a little bit longer.
  • Microwave the milk until you see the foam reaching the top of the mug. Be careful not to make a big mess.
  • Carefully pour the milk and the foam into the coffee.
  • Add some cinnamon on top, and that’s it. Enjoy!
Author: Ana Rebelo
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Plant-based, Vegan

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