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Vegan Gingerbread Latte

10 min


10 ingredients or less

Cold weather is tolerable because of all things that make it cozy: comfy sweaters, warm blankets, and warm drinks. Oh, the warm drinks! This gingerbread latte - while often enjoyed during the holiday season - can certainly be enjoyed year-round, and feels just like a hug in a mug.


(approx. 1½ cups each)


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  • 3 cups (720 mL)
    barista oat milk*
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    brewed espresso
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp (1 g)
    ground ginger
  • 1 pinch
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
    ground cloves

Optional garnish

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  1. Add the barista milk to a saucepan on high heat. Whisk throughout to create some froth. Stay with it, as it often only needs a minute to heat through. When the milk starts to simmer, remove the pan from the heat and pour it into your desired mugs.
  2. Return the saucepan to the stove on medium heat, adding in the espresso together with the maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. We added 2 shots of espresso per cup, but feel free to add less espresso if preferred. Then whisk to combine all the spices and to let everything heat through. Divide the spiced espresso between your mugs.
  3. Top with whipped cream and cookie crumbles, if desired. Serve while hot, and enjoy!


  • * Barista milk often has a higher proportion of fat and carbohydrates than other plant-based milk, which gives it a nice creamy mouthfeel. This is our preferred plant-based milk for lattes, but feel free to substitute it for any other plant-based milk you enjoy.
  • ** Blackstrap molasses is a dark, thick, often bitter syrup, which is produced during the sugar making process. During this process, the sugar beets or sugar cane are crushed, to extract the juice. Then, the juice is boiled down to sugar crystals, and removed from the liquid. This process is repeated several times, and every time a different kind of molasses is produced, from light to black. Blackstrap molasses comes from the third boiling of the sugar syrup and has the highest concentration of vitamins and minerals. Molasses pairs very well with ginger, which is why it's commonly used in gingerbread cookies, and also in this gingerbread drink. You can also substitute it with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) dark corn syrup, or maple syrup, or ¾ Tbsp (9 g) packed brown sugar or granulated sugar.


  • Best if enjoyed immediately.

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Magdalena - July 26, 2021, 9:55 a.m.

That is such a cosy and tasty drink. Last winter I was making it a lot and together with cowboy cookies they were the go to for my family.
Also, the photos of these recipes are the next level.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

So glad the gingerbread latte has been enjoyed, Magdalena, thank you!

Ellie - July 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Delightful! My partner loved it and I reduced the maple to my taste.

Heather Ellis - July 10, 2021, 7:21 a.m.

So yummy, satisfying, and comforting! This is well loved by everyone I’ve made it for, and as others have commented, is like Christmas in a cup you can have year round! Beware: May lead to overindulgence in coffee.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:36 a.m.

Hi Heather, thanks so much for taking the time to share the incredible review!

Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 7:42 p.m.

This is my favorite of your hot drinks! Christmas in a cup, that’s what it is.

Cyntia - July 8, 2021, 6:28 p.m.

This is the latte everyone asks for when they come over. It is the definition of hug in a mug!

Nikki Stratelak - July 8, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

This was my GO TO latte last winter. I made it for friends and family and impressed everyone. I even put little gingerbread men on top!

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 10:11 p.m.

We're so honoured to hear this, Nikki! Love the idea of gingerbread on top 😃

Sarah - June 12, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

Can I use a substitute for the molasses? I wonder if brown sugar would be okay or plain white sugar?

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

Hey there, Sarah! You can substitute the molasses with 1 tbsp of maple syrup or dark corn syrup or 3/4 tbsp of packed brown sugar or granulated sugar. We hope you love the recipe 🤗

MK - May 26, 2021, 1:11 a.m.

Hey there! I tried the recipe today and it was so comforting!! Was wondering, where did you get those mugs from? :)

PUL Team - May 26, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed the latte, MK! We got these mugs from the lovely PotsByNives here: 😃