Learn how to make quick and easy Homemade Gingerbread Coffee Syrup. Perfect to enjoy at home, or great for a holiday or hostess gift.
As the holidays grow near, here’s a quick and easy DIY homemade Gingerbread Coffee Syrup that can be made in just 30 minutes! Make up a batch to be enjoyed over the holidays or jar it up and include it in gift baskets or for hostess gifts.
Simply add the syrup to any cup of coffee, for a festive twist. To dress it up, top coffee with whipped cream and some grated nutmeg or a sprinkling of cinnamon (or garnish with a cinnamon stick).
Since just about all of us have a coffee lover on our gift list, create a gift basket with coffee, and a can of espresso, along with two kinds of homemade ginger cookies, a festive coffee cup and a jar of Gingerbread Coffee Syrup.
Cook’s Notes for Homemade Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
I love this syrup not only because it’s super easy to make anytime, but because it uses whole spices and real, fresh ginger. Canadians can pick up these spices in small amounts at Bulk Barn or I’m sure there are similar bulk spice options available to most people.
The spices and fresh ginger slices are simmered with a water and sugar and a bit of honey for about 30 minutes, they the spices and ginger are strained out, leaving a pretty syrup, flecked with nutmeg.
Homemade Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger root sliced
- 9 inches cinnamon stick broken into large pieces
- 5 whole cloves
- 6 whole allspice berries
- 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, sugar and honey. Stir to combine. Add in the ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, peppercorns, and nutmeg. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve, or double layer cheesecloth.
Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!