gingerbread spiced coffee

those cheesy dunkin donuts commercials get to me. the one on the radio about making a gingerbread house out of dunkin donuts gingerbread lattes, coffee, and muffins. not only because i love dunkin donuts, but even more so, i love gingerbread.

so rather than forking over my hard earned money set aside for presents for pretty girls and boys, i decided to make my own. all you need is simple syrup spiked with the perfect mix of gingerbread spices. couldn't be easier. (or cheaper.)

while i'm sure the half and half or whatever your milk of choice is for coffee could be infused with the spices (similar to chai), i want to keep is as easy as possible. if you know how to boil water, you can make simple syrup. boil equal parts water and sugar until all the sugar dissolves and it's clear. mix in spices. add a spoonful or two to your coffee. done. perfect warm & spicy start to a dark, cold, blizzardy december morning.

gingerbread spiced syrup for coffee drinks
10 minutes, makes about 2/3 of a cup

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. bring the water and sugar to a boil. boil for a minute or so, until all sugar is dissolved and the mixture is clear.
  2. remove from heat. stir in the molasses and spices.
  3. strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, if you wish.
  4. store in the refrigerator and shake well before using. addto taste in coffee, about a tablespoon per cup.


  1. Awesome idea, I will do this. Sometimes I take cinnamon and put it in my coffee filter with my coffee. Sometimes i go over board and it makes it spicy.

  2. Mmmmmmmmm looks amazing♥ I often put cinnamon in my coffee, especially during the holidays :)


  3. Yummmm. Making special coffehouse drinks at home may not be quite the same as the real thing, but they're healthier and cheaper. Thanks for sharing!


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