Homemade Gingerbread Syrup To Level Up Your Morning Coffee
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Most of the people run towards the coffee machine to get a perfect brew that can help awaken and prepare them for a fresh day. The morning boost from a cup of coffee or in between the day when you might start to feel sluggish is now a casual part of the routine. But having the same coffee every morning it might get a bit boring, right?

If you feel the same way, here’s a tip that can help you elevate your morning coffee. Instead of your regular sweetener, be it sugar or any artificial sweetener, you can replace it with gingerbread syrup. Not only will it add a twist to your coffee, but it will actually bring the feeling of the festive season into your cup. So, why don’t you follow this recipe and make a smooth homemade gingerbread syrup?

What Is Gingerbread Syrup?

You might get an image of the holiday-themed gingerbread cookies when you hear the word “gingerbread syrup.” But it is much more than that. Gingerbread syrup is a concentrated sweetener made with sugar, ginger, and some spices. 

Not only can it grace any dessert like cookies or waffles, but it can also make your cup of coffee extraordinary. It’s true that you can buy a bottle of syrup from your nearest grocery store, but again, you’d never know how the ingredients were processed and their quality. So, to get a lip-smacking cup of coffee, get ready to make gingerbread syrup at home.

How To Make Gingerbread Syrup?

Making gingerbread syrup is no rocket science. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you make a batch of the Christmasy syrup and store it to enjoy a lot of cups of gingerbread syrup-infused coffee.


  1. Water - 1 cup
  2. Powdered sugar - 1 cup
  3. Molasses - 1 tablespoon
  4. Grated Ginger - 2 tablespoons
  5. Cinnamon sticks - 2
  6. Cloves - 1 teaspoon
  7. Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  8. Nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon


  1. Take water over medium flame and add sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg.
  2. Let it simmer till the sugar dissolves.
  3. Allow it to thicken for another fifteen minutes, and you’ll see how the flavours of the spices are infused into the water.
  4. Once you get a thicker consistency, add vanilla extract and mix it into the syrup.
  5. Strain the contents to get the syrup without the leftover bits of spices.
  6. Allow it to cool down for a few minutes and you can then store it for savouring with every cup.

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More Ways To Use Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

Who said the only good use of your freshly prepared gingerbread syrup is limited to coffee? Here are some other interesting ways to use gingerbread syrup.

Desserts: Whenever you make a pancake or a waffle, you can drizzle some gingerbread syrup instead of chocolate sauce or honey.

Cocktails: For a more holiday-themed day, make your cocktails with gingerbread syrup, like a Martini or a spiked gingerbread hot chocolate.

Baked Delicacies: Be it cookies, cakes, or more, add a hint of gingerbread syrup on top of your baked goods to give them an extra element of goodness.

Yoghurt Parfaits: While you might already be using honey to top off your parfait, try replacing it with gingerbread syrup, and you’d be surprised by the combination of the bold flavours.