Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You’ll love how easy this syrup is to make and it’s perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! 

This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You'll love how easy this syrup is to make and it's perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! 

I spend WAY too much money on iced gingerbread lattes (grande in a venti cup with extra ice, no whip and only 1 pump of gingerbread) and I really need to stop the daily coffee runs. I mean, I love going out to get my coffee but there is zero reason I can’t make it at my house. Plus, I like to tell myself it’s fine because the flavors are limited BUT I know I can make those flavors at home for half the cost.

In fact, everything that goes into this homemade gingerbread syrup was in my pantry. No need to even run out to the store for ingredients.

So. Crazy. Simple. 

This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You'll love how easy this syrup is to make and it's perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You'll love how easy this syrup is to make and it's perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! 

It only takes about 15 minutes of simmering time on the stove to call this syrup done and it tastes great in hot coffee, iced coffee and even drizzled into hot chocolate. Plus while you’re making the syrup it makes the whole house smell like Christmas baking.

How can you not love that?

This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You'll love how easy this syrup is to make and it's perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! 

Also, can we talk about this awesome mug? Last year my best friend bought me this for Christmas and I have been DYING to use it on the blog since I opened the gift. Home Alone is definitely in my top 5 favorite holiday movies so it was totally going to get showcased.

If you’re wondering my holiday movie Top 5 it’s the following: (In no particular order)

  • Home Alone (Look what ya did, ya little jerk!)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Did you see my moose mugs in my aged eggnog post?)
  • Die Hard (Dude, they came out with a Die Hard illustrated book and I totally bought it.)
  • Love Actually (Who still has all the feels when she goes into the bedroom to listen to Joni Mitchen when she realizes the necklace wasn’t for her. OMG WHYYYYYYYY SNAPE!)
  • A Christmas Story (They better NEVER give up the 24-hour routine or I’m gonna lose it.)

Although to be honest, I would and do watch all those movies all year round. And yes, I totally watch A Christmas Story for 24 hours on Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. I mean, I don’t just sit there and watch it straight for 24 hours but I pretty much just turn it on and leave it running in the background.

(Please note my favorite movies do not include my favorite animated Christmas movies because that is a whole different list.)

This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You'll love how easy this syrup is to make and it's perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! 

Ok, I guess I should get back to this homemade gingerbread syrup. It’s super flavorful and PACKED full of ginger flavor. I used freshly grated ginger but dried could work in a pinch.

I cooked my syrup down till it was thick but not SUPER thick. It was about the consistency of warmed maple syrup when I took it off the heat and let it cool. Also, I store my syrup in the fridge and use within 2 weeks of making.

Although it never actually lasts me 2 weeks because I’m a sucker for all things gingerbread flavored.

This homemade gingerbread syrup is made with dark brown sugar, molasses, lots of freshly grated ginger and a touch of winter spices. You'll love how easy this syrup is to make and it's perfect in hot lattes, iced coffee or even hot chocolate! 

Looking for even more gingerbread treats? Try my Gingerbread Crepes with Ginger Cranberry CompotePaleo Gingerbread BlondiesChocolate Orange Gingerbread CakeChocolate Gingerbread CookiesGingerbread White Hot Chocolate, Maple Gingerbread Layer Cake or my Gingerbread Martini

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Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

This homemade gingerbread syrup is packed full of molasses filled dark brown sugar, ginger and star anise. It's perfect in coffee or in homemade lattes.

Yield: About 3/4 cup syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 whole star anise

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and simmer gently on medium heat. Simmer for approximate 15-20 minutes until thickened.

I didn't want my syrup too thick. I would compare its cooled consistency to heated maple syrup.

 

32 Responses to “Homemade Gingerbread Syrup”

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    Jessica — November 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Brilliant! It sounds so easy, why spend all of that money on pre-made stuff? It looks great and I’m a huge fan of gingerbread…great job!

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    Erin — November 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Looks Yummy!! 🙂 You should bottle it and give it out as Christmas presents!

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — November 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    That syrup sounds so warm and inviting. I bet it would also be good on pancakes and waffles.

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    Joanne — November 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Faith’s mind works in such wonderful ways. Love that gal. And LOVE this syrup! Gingerbread spice lattes have always been a fave of mine but they are SO expensive. Much better just to make em at home!

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    Jen_from_NJ — November 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Great idea! Starbucks taste on a budget – that’s for me!

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    Keeley — November 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Yummy idea! It’s probably better for you than the syrup at Starbucks… speaking of that syrup, if you go to a “real” Starbucks (as in, one that’s not in Target), they should sell you the syrup for about $8 a bottle. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Blond Duck — November 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I love Biren’s idea of eating it on waffles…gingerbread waffles…oh sweet wounded wuffles.

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    Donna — November 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    Comfy Cook — November 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Sounds delicious. I could eat again.

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    foodies at home — November 24, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Wow! This looks like it would hit my spot too! I love it when you can make your own version of something! Makes morning coffee extra special!

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    theUngourmet — November 25, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I love Faith’s blog. Making your own gingerbread syrup is such a fabulous plan! I would love to have some of this for my coffee tomorrow morning. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

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    5 Star Foodie — November 25, 2010 at 11:06 am

    What a terrific and delicious idea! This syrup could be used for many different things! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    Faith — November 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Yay, I’m so glad it turned out! It looks wonderful and I could actually go for a gingerbread latte right now. 😉 Thanks so much for the sweet shout-out…I’m glad I could help! 🙂

    Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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    Veronica — November 25, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Sooooo cool (or should I say hot?). I’ve never even heard of a gingerbread latte but now. I must have one.

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    grace — November 26, 2010 at 2:03 am

    sneak a little cinnamon in there and you’ve made my ideal syrup. 🙂

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    Line Hansen Kamhaug — December 6, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Hi. My big brother has been checking out Starbucks in Sweeden and I had to go though several in Germany when going there for a weekend trip – but no one had the Ginger bread syrup. Since we live in Norway, and there are no Starbucks here (bu-hu), it’s kond of hard to get by. But when Googling ginger bread syrup your recipy came up and I’ll try it and give it to my brother as a pre-christmas gift. Hopefully he’ll be thrilled. Thank you!

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    Chrissy — January 28, 2012 at 11:58 am

    can this be modified to be sugar free?

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    Katarina — December 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I just made some of this, and it is every bit as fantastic as I had hoped! I added some cinnamon and allspice berries, and I think it tastes JUST like gingerbread. I think next time I’ll try to create a larger batch!

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    MARY — December 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I just made the syrup and the gingerbread martini. I’m afraid it just tastes like a mudslide. I can’t really taste the gingerbread flavor. Any suggestions?

    • Brandy replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      Eeek! I’m sorry. You could always add more ginger to the mixture before blending to see if that gives you more the flavor you are looking for.

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    Stacey E — December 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    In response to the person asking if it could be sugar-free. Depending on which country you live in, Splenda makes a sugar-free brown sugar. It’s sold in a box. I don’t know if it’s available outside of the U.S.

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    Karebear — December 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You could even put in some cinnamon if you like. I added some as well as a bit of vanilla powder!

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    Irene — October 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    YOU NAILED THIS ONE FOR SURE. I was a little leary but just made this and its PHENOMINALLY AWESOME. Will be using this in many diff. ways. I found you by mistake and OMG so glad I did. TKS A BUNCH AND WILL BE FOLLOWING YOU FOR SURE AND CHECK OUT YOUR OTHER RECIPES.

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    Krista — November 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    What a great syrup! I can think of a few things I want to try it on now!

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    Amanda — November 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    It’s 10pm and I’m totally craving a big mug of coffee with this gingerbread syrup!

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    jen — November 28, 2017 at 12:57 am

    First off, love your mug! This syrup is going to be so good on so many things! The perfect kiss of the season!

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    Des — November 28, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Simply amazing! I am saving this one for Christmas!

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    Allyson Zea — November 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Oh this is right up my alley! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Valerie | Valerie's Kitchen — November 28, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I love these flavors at this time of year. Definitely need to try!

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    eat good 4 life — December 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Oh boy…this is liquid gold. I need to make like a litter of this!

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