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Vanilla-Gingerbread Latte
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Ingredients (11)

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

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.

Try it with our easy gingerbread loaf recipe to start the morning off right. Or see more latte interpretations.

Instructions

For the sugar mixture:
  1. 1Mix all ingredients together.

For the spiced simple syrup:

  1. 1Mix all ingredients together.

To assemble:

  1. 1Steam 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.
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