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This healthy version of the holiday gingerbread latte is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan! Perfect for a cozy winter pick-me-up.
The gingerbread latte is one of the most popular coffee shop festive favourites. But with loads of sugar and calories, it’s not a very healthy choice, let alone food allergy-friendly.
Insert this healthy homemade gingerbread latte recipe! In less that 3 minutes, you can create a coffee shop quality drink that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and refined sugar-free. Yes, it really is all of those things!
And I can’t forget to mention how delicious it is. I seriously prefer it to the sugary alternatives! Plus I bet you already have the ingredients in your pantry.
Ready to jump into the holiday spirit? Keep reading to learn how to make your caffeine fix super festive.
The best part about this recipe – besides its festive flavour – is how easy it is to make! I bet you probably already have most of these ingredients in your pantry right now… so what are you waiting for! Here’s what you need:
Molasses: A classic gingerbread ingredient! This thick, syrupy substance adds sweetness and the classic depth of flavour that gingerbread cookies usually have.
Maple syrup: My go-to for refined-sugar free sweetness. The combination of maple and molasses gives depth to this drink without crazy artificial sugar syrups.
Espresso: Because we need our caffeine! I love using my Nespresso machine to brew espresso pods for this drink, however you could use instant espresso or even just strong coffee if that's what you have!
Dairy-free milk: You can use any milk of choice here. My personal favourite for frothing is the Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It has a great flavour and great foam.
Cinnamon & Ginger: The only spices you need to emulate the classic gingerbread flavour! While the actual cookies may have a more elaborate combination of spices, cinnamon and ginger are commonly on hand and create a wonderful gingerbread flavour with the molasses and maple syrup!
(Optional) Coconut whipped cream: If you're feeling fancy, throw some coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top - I promise you won't regret it.
How to make a healthy gingerbread latte
It's amazing just how easy this homemade gingerbread latte is to make. It will take no more time than brewing your regular cup of coffee!
The first thing to do is add the molasses and maple syrup to the mug you will be using. Then start brewing your espresso into the mug. I love my Nespresso machine.
In the meantime, you can froth your milk. I do it in this machine!
Top with the rest of the milk foam. If you're feeling extra festive, add some coconut whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon. Sip and enjoy your festive holiday drink for a fraction of the cost and calories!
This healthy homemade gingerbread latte is sure to impress any Starbucks lover! A gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan recipe – anyone you serve will be able to enjoy this delicious treat!
Have you made this healthy gingerbread latte? Be sure to leave a comment telling me how much you loved it, and tag me on instagram @liv.glutenfree! I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
Looking for more gluten-free & dairy-free holiday recipes? Check these out!
Healthy Gingerbread Latte [Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan]
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1-2 shots espresso can sub 1-4 oz strong-brewed coffee
- 1 cup dairy-free milk Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk froths well
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- coconut whipped cream optional topping
- Add the molasses and maple syrup to your mug. Brew the espresso into the mug and mix together with a hand whisk.
- At the same time, froth the milk. Pour into the mug, add the spices, and whisk together.
- Top with remaining milk foam, or even coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!