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Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

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If you’re a fan of holiday drinks, get ready to swoon over this homemade Starbucks gingerbread syrup recipe! This recipe lets you recreate their iconic gingerbread latte syrup right in your kitchen. You can use it in your morning coffee, or top your oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, and more! 

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Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

This Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Recipe has the classic gingerbread flavor that is full of warm spices and perfect for a cold winter day. It has common ingredients that are healthier than the Starbucks version of the holiday drink. 

Before I lost 125 pounds  I would drink any Starbucks coffee as long as it was full of sugar and whole milk, plus a big dollop of whipped cream. Now that I pay attention to what I put into my body, I know the chemicals that are in the Starbucks ingredient list, and I decided to make my homemade syrup. 

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What they are saying about this homemade gingerbread syrup recipe

It’s so delicious and flavorful! It tastes like Christmas!

– Shannon

3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

Cost-Effective Indulgence:

Crafting your Starbucks-inspired gingerbread syrup in your own kitchen allows you to enjoy the delicious flavor without the expense of buying individual drinks. It’s a budget-friendly way to savor the seasonal taste whenever the craving strikes.

Gift Giving:

This syrup is the perfect gift to put them in the holiday spirit because it’s a cozy treat that doesn’t break the bank. Give this gingerbread simple syrup so your friends and family can enjoy the yummy Starbucks flavor without spending lots of money on fancy drinks. It’s a tasty win without emptying their wallets or yours!

Cooking Magic:

This gingerbread syrup isn’t just for hot drinks. It’s a treat that makes breakfast and desserts more awesome. Pour it on oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles, or use it in treats like gingerbread loaf or gingerbread cookies. 

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Ingredients

You can create your own gingerbread syrup from the comfort of your own home with this easy recipe. This easy copycat recipe has simple ingredients that are probably in your pantry right now. You can choose to use ground spices like I did or steep fresh spices like fresh ginger slices and whole cinnamon sticks in your syrup and then filter them out before pouring them into an airtight container like a mason jar.

You can find the full recipe card, including ingredient quantities, full instructions, and nutrition information below.

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Ingredients

  • Maple Syrup – go for the real stuff and not the pancake syrup.
  • Molasses – I like to use blackstrap molasses for a deep rich flavor.
  • Vanilla extract – get the best your budget will allow.
  • Cinnamon – get the best your budget will allow.
  • Cloves – just a pinch because they are potent.
  • Nutmeg – grate your own for the ultimate flavor.
  • Ginger – a pinch of ground ginger is the star of this syrup.

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How to Make Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and whisk together. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then quickly lower the heat to a simmer over medium-low. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the syrup thickens. The syrup will thicken as it cools. Allow it to cool, then store it in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks. Blend french toast liquid mixture

  • 1. Combine ingredients and whisk together.
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  • 2. Bring to a gentle boil.
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  • 3. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
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  • 4. Cool and store in a mason jar or another air-tight container.

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FAQ’s

Is Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup vegan?

Yes, the syrup is dairy-free and vegan. However, you would need to swap the dairy milk with a plant-based milk like oat milk for a completely vegan drink. 

How long will gingerbread syrup last?

Typically, homemade gingerbread syrup can last for about 2 to 4 weeks when stored properly in the refrigerator. To maximize its shelf life:

  1. Use an Airtight Container: Store the gingerbread syrup in a sealed, airtight container. This helps prevent exposure to air, which can lead to quicker spoilage.
  2. Refrigerate Promptly: After making the syrup and allowing it to cool, refrigerate it promptly. 
  3. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Keep an eye out for any changes in color, texture, or odor. If the syrup develops an off smell or appearance, it’s best to discard it.
  4. Avoid Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils when scooping out the syrup to prevent introducing bacteria or contaminants.

While the suggested storage timeframe is around 2 to 4 weeks, the actual shelf life may vary based on factors such as the specific ingredients used and the cleanliness of the preparation process. Always trust your senses and discard the syrup if you notice any signs of spoilage. Click here for more info about food safety.

What else can I do with gingerbread syrup?

Gingerbread syrup is a versatile and delicious addition to many dishes and beverages. Here are some serving suggestions to make the most of this flavorful syrup:

  • Drizzle Over Pancakes and Waffles: Elevate your breakfast game by drizzling warm gingerbread syrup over a stack of fluffy pancakes or crispy waffles.
  • Pour on French Toast: Transform your French toast into a festive delight by pouring gingerbread syrup over each slice. The warm and spiced flavor will complement the bread perfectly.
  • Top Oatmeal or Porridge: Give your morning oatmeal a seasonal twist by topping it with a swirl of gingerbread syrup. The combination of oats and gingerbread spices is truly comforting.
  • Sweeten Yogurt: Stir a spoonful of gingerbread syrup into your favorite plant-based yogurt for a sweet and spiced treat. Top with granola or fresh fruit for added texture.
  • Add to Tea: Create a cozy holiday beverage by stirring a bit of gingerbread syrup into your tea. It’s a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of the season.
  • Drizzle Over Ice Cream: Turn a simple bowl of non-dairy vanilla ice cream into a decadent dessert by drizzling gingerbread syrup on top.
  • Create Dessert Parfaits: Layer gingerbread syrup with vegan whipped cream, crushed ginger snaps, and layers of dairy-free pudding or mousse for a festive dessert parfait.
  • Incorporate into Baking: Use gingerbread syrup as an ingredient in baking. Add it to muffin or cupcake batter, mix it into glazes for cookies, or use it to sweeten holiday bread recipes.

Remember to get creative and explore different combinations to find your favorite way to enjoy gingerbread syrup. Its warm and spiced flavor profile makes it a delightful addition to a variety of dishes and beverages.


Recipe

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Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

If you're a fan of holiday drinks, get ready to swoon over this homemade Starbucks gingerbread syrup recipe! This recipe lets you recreate their iconic gingerbread latte syrup right in your kitchen. You can use it in your morning coffee, or top your oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, and more!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat recipes, copycat starbucks recipes, gingerbread syrup for coffee, starbucks gingerbread syrup recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 60kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and whisk together. 
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then quickly lower the heat to a simmer over medium-low. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the syrup thickens. The syrup will thicken as it cools. 
  •  Allow it to cool, then store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

Notes

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Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g

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