It’s here! It’s finally here! The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: carols playing in the air, people are rushing to get their shopping done, and Starbucks has come out with their yearly Christmas drinks.
Our personal favorite: their gingerbread lattes!
Now, we don’t always have the time (or patience) to line up at a Starbucks to grab a gingerbread latte, so we thought, “Why not make a Starbucks gingerbread syrup recipe of our own?”
This easy and delicious Starbucks syrup recipe will allow you to make your own gingerbread syrup at home that you can use for drinks and desserts!
You’ll be able to get that sweet and spicy festive taste that you love in the limited-edition Starbucks menu without having to line up.
All you need to make this simple gingerbread syrup recipe at home is a saucepan, spices, water, vanilla extract, sugar, and yes, salt and pepper! Salt and pepper help bring out the flavors of your spices and cuts through the sweetness of the sugar and vanilla extract.
How long does gingerbread syrup last?
You can keep gingerbread syrup in your fridge for up to 3 months.
How to store gingerbread syrup?
Store gingerbread syrup in airtight jars. Our personal favorite? Mason jars! They look awesome and the glass won’t react with the syrup even if you store it for long periods.
Plastic containers might leach the syrup and make the plastic smell like the syrup even after you clean the container.
Our CookingChew Cooking Tips:
- If you want a thicker syrup with stronger flavor, reduce the syrup for a longer time. Be careful, however, since cooking the syrup down too much can result in it becoming bitter and unappetizing.
- While cooking, don’t forget to stir the syrup occasionally to prevent the sugar from burning.
Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Copycat
If you love the Starbucks holiday treats, you’re going to fall head-over-heels with this easy and delicious copycat recipe! This recipe allows you to make their signature gingerbread syrup at home, which you can use in drinks, gingerbread latte, anyone? or to top on oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or other desserts such as a gingerbread loaf!
- 1 ½ c. water
- ¾ c. sugar
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- 1 T. ground ginger
- 1 ¼ t. ground cinnamon
- ¾ t. ground nutmeg
- ¼ t. ground cloves
- ¼ t. sea salt
- 1 dash, black pepper
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients.
- Bring to a slow boil.
- Once boiling, reduce to simmer and allow to reduce until mixture turns into a syrupy consistency. Stir occasionally.
- Take off heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Serve immediately or transfer to jars.
Out of gift ideas?
If you’ve got a friend who loves their Starbucks drinks, you can give them a jar of this delicious syrup as a gift!
Put the syrup in a nice mason jar, place a festive bow, and watch your friend light up with happiness when you give them their gift!
Out of gift ideas?
This versatile syrup can be used for other drinks beside coffee. Why not try pairing it with some chai tea to make a unique and delicious gingerbread chai tea?
Keep a jar of this yummy gingerbread syrup in your fridge so that you can spice up your drinks and desserts quickly and easily.
Whether you mix it into a hot latte or top it on some plain vanilla ice cream, this gingerbread syrup will bring holiday cheer into your home.