Okay, I was as excited to see the Starbucks holiday drink menu as much as anyone. But I actually witnessed shrieks, gasps, and jumping up and down this week while waiting on line for my coffee. I kept my obsession a little more on the DL, but in reality, True Life: I’m a Closeted Holiday Drinks Freak. I’m all over that stuff.
Today I’m tackling the Gingerbread Latte. It’s like Christmas in a cup. I wouldn’t exactly call it healthy, but it’s certainly better for you than the Starbs version, and cheaper to boot. Drink and be merry.
¼ cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp molasses
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp cinnamon
sweetener to taste (not very necessary because of the molasses!)
Almost fill your coffee cup entirely (leaving enough room for the milk). In a measuring cup, measure out your almond milk and add a pinch of sweetener. Froth now if you plan on doing so.
Add the remainder of the ingredients (except milk) to your coffee, and stir thoroughly. Pour in the milk. Sprinkle cinnamon or cloves on top.