Gingerbread Coffee Creamer Recipe
This holiday season, you can enjoy making your own gingerbread coffee creamer from this simple recipe. It’s the perfect way to add delicious holiday flavor to your morning cup of coffee!
I am so excited to share this recipe with you, in the hopes that you will enjoy this homemade gingerbread coffee creamer, and be able to make it for your coffee each day. This is a great recipe to make ahead and enjoy with your morning coffee.
Making homemade gingerbread coffee creamer is surprisingly an easy way to enjoy the holiday gingerbread flavors during the Christmas season. Sometimes you can find gingerbread coffee creamer in grocery stores, store-bought brands, or even name brands.
However, they often have added flavors to them and don’t turn out quite right. This recipe, however, tastes very much like gingerbread and can turn your average cup of coffee into one of the magical wonders of the holiday season.
Homemade Coffee Creamer
Adding a little bit of holiday cheer to your morning coffee is a great way to enjoy some delicious gingerbread flavor. Making your own coffee creamer is not difficult, which is actually surprising. Especially when making your own gingerbread creamer, it’s easy to do and can be made ahead to enjoy each morning.
The gingerbread flavor is found by combining a few different spices, with molasses to turn into amazing gingerbread flavors. Your morning coffee can remind you of a tasty gingerbread cookie, only in liquid form!
In order to make this homemade gingerbread creamer, you’ll want a few simple ingredients in hand, to make this Christmas coffee drink. The measurements will be outlined in the recipe card below, but let’s look at an overview of the main ingredients needed for the gingerbread coffee creamer recipe.
Homemade Gingerbread Coffee Creamer Recipe
Molasses. One of the main ingredients in this coffee creamer recipe is actually molasses. A few tablespoons of molasses added to the creamer will give you a delicious flavor that very much tastes like gingerbread.
Brown Sugar. Brown sugar is used as the primary sweetener in addition to molasses. You can use either light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, either way, works well. There are other sweetener options, which we will outline in the variations section below.
Milk. Using whole milk as the base for this coffee creamer is one of the most common options for your milk of choice. Another great option is to use heavy cream if you want it to be extra creamy.
You could also choose to use half-and-half if you want it to be kind of creamy but not extremely creamy. However, you may also choose to use other milk alternatives such as almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, or cashew milk.
Vanilla Extract. Vanilla extract will give your coffee creamer a hint of lovely vanilla flavoring. You can use vanilla extract, or vanilla if you have the option.
Spices. Some delicious spices that will help to give your gingerbread coffee creamer amazing flavor are ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger.
You don’t need a lot of each one, typically a teaspoon of cinnamon, or two will go a long way. The same is true with each of these spices. Another spice that you may choose to include is nutmeg. Nutmeg is optional, but some people really like the flavor it adds.
How to Make Gingerbread Coffee Creamer
Let’s start out first by looking at how to make gingerbread simple syrup. The simple syrup will be combined with your milk of choice to make the coffee creamer. The coffee creamer can then be stored or added to your coffee cup as desired.
Gingerbread Simple Syrup
Make the gingerbread simple syrup, first, take a small saucepan and place it over medium heat. Into the saucepan add molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and your desired spices, including cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and the optional nutmeg.
Whisk thoroughly to combine and continue whisking until the mixture comes to a late simmer. Turn the burner down to low heat and continue whisking as it simmers for one minute. Then remove the mixture from the burner and allow it to cool.
Making the Cremer
After the gingerbread syrup mixture has cooled slightly, select your milk of choice, and add the milk along with the simple syrup mixture into an airtight container such as a mason jar.
Stir to combine, then store in the fridge until you’re ready to use your creamer.
Making Coffee with Gingerbread Coffee Creamer
Now that your gingerbread coffee creamer has been prepared, and has had a chance to chill, you can begin making your coffee. You can use this gingerbread coffee creamer for both hot coffee and iced coffee or whatever brewing technique you prefer.
For the best results, you can add this gingerbread coffee to your favorite coffee recipe, or simply by brewing your favorite cup of coffee in your regular coffee maker.
As mentioned, creamer can be added to both hot coffee and iced coffee. Add the creamer to your taste preferences into your morning cup of coffee. Then enjoy your delicious cup of coffee made with gingerbread coffee creamer!
How to Store Gingerbread Coffee Creamer
At room temperature. Your gingerbread coffee creamer should not be left at room temperature for an extended amount of time. Since it is primarily milk-based, it will curdle and go bad rather quickly. For the best results when you are not serving it, it must be stored in the fridge.
In the fridge. The best way to store your gingerbread coffee creamer is the store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it. The coffee creamer should be kept in an airtight container or sealed securely in a mason jar.
How long the coffee creamer lasts in the fridge largely depends on what type of milk or milk substitute you use. When making the coffee creamer, you want to reference the use-by date on your milk to determine how long the creamer will last.
Tips and Tricks
Allow chill time. For the best results, it works well to make the coffee creamer in advance, combine the gingerbread with your milk of choice, then let it chill thoroughly in the fridge for at least one or two hours before adding it to your coffee. This way the flavors have a chance to mingle together, and you will have the overall best flavor.
As I mentioned above, the primary sweetener used in this recipe is molasses and brown sugar. However, if you want to replace the brown sugar there are other sweetener options. Let’s look at the two most common sweetener options.
Maple Syrup. In addition to using brown sugar, another great sweetener option is to use maple syrup. This is a good option because it is more than a natural sweetener, and tastes really well when mixed with your gingerbread flavorings.
Sweetened Condensed Milk. Another delicious sweetener option, if you’re looking for an alternative to brown sugar is the use of sweetened condensed milk. You can buy a can of sweetened condensed milk and use it as a replacement for brown sugar in this recipe.
Homemade Gingerbread Syrup
Adding a taste of the holiday season to your morning cup of Joe is a delicious way to enjoy your coffee during the Christmas season. You can easily make gingerbread coffee creamer a part of your daily routine, during the holiday season, simply by making this recipe ahead of time and storing it in the fridge for your daily use.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out our recipe for gingerbread coffee creamer. I hope that you will enjoy this delicious creamer recipe!