Taking desserts to the coffee route- fad (pumpkin spice,anyone?),Â this drink has all the comfort and spice of gingerbread, folded into a smooth mixture of creamy milk and coffee, then decorated with a frothy topping.
So skip the coffee shop this Christmas and enjoy a cup of this calming coffee that is so perfect for Christmas!
1/2 cup strongly-brewed coffee (or two shots of espresso)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
In a small bowl or measure cup, combine the coffee or espresso, molasses, maple syrup, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Whisk together until well-combined. Pour evenly between two coffee mugs.
Heat the milk until just steaming in a small saucepan (or in a microwave). Froth by either using an electric frother or by placing the milk in a heat-proof jar with a tight-fitting lid and shaking. Pour the milk evenly between the two mugs. Spoon on the frothy milk on top.