Vanilla-Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 1 drink

CHOW.com asked chefs from a handful of our favorite restaurants to create better versions of seasonal lattes, with quality ingredients. Here’s former Resto chef Robert Hellen’s interpretation. His take on the gingerbread latte, a coffeehouse classic, is easy to make and tastes even better spiked with whiskey. See more latte interpretations.

INGREDIENTS

For the sugar mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger

For the spiced simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ginger mix from above
  • 1 scant teaspoon vanilla extract

To assemble:

  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 espresso shot (1 to 1 1/2 ounces)
  • Graham cracker, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup from above
INSTRUCTIONS
For the sugar mixture:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

For the spiced simple syrup:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

To assemble:

  1. Steam milk, put in a cup, and froth top if you have an espresso maker. Pour espresso shot into the cup. Garnish with a graham cracker and a drizzle of syrup, if desired.