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! 

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. 

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?

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.)

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.

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

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


  • 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


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.