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Looking for a homemade gingerbread latte recipe? You will love this slow cooker gingerbread latte! It’s rich, flavorful, and perfect for the holiday season.
If you’re a fan of gingerbread but not a fan of waiting in long lines at Starbucks, you will love this crockpot gingerbread latte recipe. Or for a non-crockpot version try this homemade gingerbread latte recipe.
Like our homemade caramel frappuccino, vanilla frappe, and homemade caramel macchiato, this copycat recipe is super easy to make, just as delicious, and you can stay in the warm comfort of your own home.
Crockpot gingerbread latte
Now, I will say this gingerbread latte recipe takes a few minutes to make – 45 of them to be exact. But when you consider the amount of time to pull yourself together to get out the door, wait at Starbucks, and then finally get that delicious cup of coffee (assuming it’s the right time of year!)… it’s a pretty comparable amount of time.
You can, however, make this is an Instant Pot for an even faster cooking process (more on that below).
If this sounds like a pain to you, I promise you this homemade gingerbread latte is actually very simple to make. Prepare some instant espresso, add your other ingredients, and cook. It’s so easy that you can throw all the ingredients into your crockpot first thing in the morning and have it ready by the time you’re done getting ready for the day.
Slow cooker gingerbread latte ingredients
- instant espresso
- whipped cream and sprinkles for topping, if desired
How to make a slow cooker gingerbread latte
MAKE ESPRESSO: Boil a kettle of water for your espresso. Add the espresso powder in the crockpot and pour the boiling water over the powder.
ADD INGREDIENTS: Stir in molasses, creamer, and all the spices.
COOK AND SERVE: Cook on high heat for 45 minutes. Garnish with whipped cream and optionally sprinkle with gingerbread sprinkles and top with a gingerbread man cookie before serving. Enjoy!
Can I make this in an Instant Pot?
Yes! For a faster process, you can combine all ingredients in an Instant Pot and cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Allow the steam to release naturally for another 10 minutes.
Can I use real espresso instead?
Of course! If you have access to an espresso machine, you can add 10 shots along with 4 cups of water in place of boiling instant espresso.
How much caffeine is in this gingerbread latte?
It depends! Different types of espresso powder and espresso beans will have varying amounts. On average, a single serving should have 60-120mg of caffeine.
Can I reheat this for later?
Sure! While I suggest consuming your espresso drink the same day, you can certainly reheat this in the microwave for a few days after so long as it has been refrigerated.
More cozy drinks you can make in your slow cooker:
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte
- 10 teaspoons instant espresso powder
- 5 cups water
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- whipped cream and sprinkles for topping optional
- Boil a kettle of water for the espresso.
- Add the espresso powder and boiling water into the crockpot
- Stir in molasses, creamer, and all spices
- Cook on high for 45 minutes
- Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles before serving, if desired.
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