The gingerbread latte is a delicious hot drink that is appreciated for its spicy, soothing taste. This warm ginger drink is also popular for its health benefits, specifically for the digestive tract. The gingerbread latte recipe is perfect for winter, and is the perfect drink for a magical Christmas!
WHAT IS A GINGERBREAD LATTE?
A gingerbread latte is a drink made with coffee, milk and ginger juice or syrup. It is often enhanced with honey or sugar.
It’s a unique combination of flavours, combining the spicy aroma of ginger with the sweetness of milk, giving the taste of a Christmas-flavoured latte.
Where does the gingerbread latte come from?
The term “gingerbread” is used to describe biscuits or cakes flavoured with ginger.
The word “latte“, of Italian origin, means “milk” and refers to all hot milk-based drinks.
Speciality mixed latte drinks are generally prepared by mixing milk with coffee, as in café latte, or with tea, as in chai latte, or with other ingredients, such as ginger.
The health benefits of gingerbread latte
The health benefits of gingerbread latte come mainly from the ginger, which is appreciated for its medicinal properties, particularly its potential to soothe upset stomachs, relieve nausea and aid digestion.
Ginger is known not only to relieve nausea, but also to stimulate digestion by encouraging the production of gastric juices that reduce digestive discomfort.
This spice also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the body, which can reduce joint and muscle pain.
In this winter season, the other benefit of a ginger-based drink is that it improves immunity thanks to its antioxidant properties, helping to relieve cold and flu symptoms such as coughing.
Drinking a gingerbread latte is a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of ginger while savouring a warm, seasonal drink. However, don’t overindulge in this spicy sweetness, as the sugar contained in the drink is not good for your health if consumed in excess.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A GINGERBREAD LATTE?
- 15cl milk
- 2cl ginger
- 1 espresso, to be prepared with Perléo Espresso Forte coffee beans
- 50cl single cream
- 2 drops vanilla extract
- 1 espresso machine (manual or automatic) with a steam wand
- 1 coffee grinder
- 1 milk jug
- 1 siphon
- 2 nitrogen capsules
- 2 spoons
- 1 tall glass
- Step 1 Place the milk and syrup in a jug, then heat the mixture without boiling using the steam wand on your coffee machine. At the same time, start making your coffee. Set everything aside.
- Step 2 Pour the hot milk into the glass and add the espresso. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
- Step 3 Prepare the vanilla flavoured whipped cream by placing the single cream and vanilla extract inside a siphon. Add two nitrogen capsules, then add the whipped cream to your glass using a tablespoon.
- Step 4 Enjoy!
Place the milk and syrup in a jug, then heat the mixture without boiling using the steam wand on your coffee machine. At the same…
Pour the hot milk into the glass and add the espresso. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
Prepare the vanilla flavoured whipped cream by placing the single cream and vanilla extract inside a siphon. Add two nitrogen capsules, then add the whipped…
Take your drink to the next level by sprinkling in a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg over the top of your cup to add a spicy note.
A CLOSER LOOK AT PERLEO FORTE, THE IDEAL COFFEE FOR PREPARING YOUR GINGERBREAD LATTE
This dark-roasted coffee from Perléo Espresso is ideal for this recipe. Its rich, sweet, woody notes, such as toasted bread, will delight espresso lovers. This is the coffee for spice-based caffeinated drinks, which powerful aromas will give an intense flavour to your homemade gingerbread latte.
Coffee beans – Forte – Perleo Espresso (250g)
– Rich & sweet and woody aroma
– Roasted in Italy
– Arabica and Robusta blend
Enjoy a soothing, tasty gingerbread latte any time of day at home, thanks to our simple recipe that lets you customise the ingredients to suit your tastes. Whether you’re enjoying it to warm you up on a cold day out or you just want to take advantage of its energising effects, the gingerbread latte is a perfect option for you. For more delicious recipes, check out our other blog posts.
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