The history of the gingerbread is a primal one, dating back to the times of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, where it was used for a variety of ceremonial purposes. In fact, the original history of gingerbread is so convoluted that the Smithsonian even had to step in and give their take on the history of this sweet and spicy treat.
Easily the ubiquitous king of flavors from the start of fall through Christmastime, gingerbread is a flavor that we all can’t get enough of. But let’s face it: those delicious gingerbread lattes from your local coffee shop are overpriced – very overpriced.
The reality is that throughout history, gingerbread was a treat that was accessible to all, so there’s no need to spend so much on what should be a common (but delicious) treat. In fact, during the festivals and fairs that dominated medieval Europe, gingerbread was the favorite fair food, even being documented by Shakespeare and other prominent writers as the flavor made to comfort the stomach at these events. But Europe doesn’t get all the glory, as George Washington’s mother was famous for her gingerbread recipes, which were made in the shape of eagles after the Revolution.
Gingerbread Latte with Premium Coffee Syrup
By learning how to make your own gourmet drink with premium coffee syrup from Amoretti, you’ll not only save money, but you can more accurately enjoy the flavor that’s been celebrated throughout history.
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup extremely strong coffee
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon Amoretti Premium Gingerbread Syrup
- Whipped cream
While you’re preparing the cup of strong coffee, add the milk to a pot and heat it until it’s steaming. Whisk until the milk begins to froth and is nice and foamy. Add the coffee and white sugar. Finally, add the coffee syrup from Amoretti and stir until all the flavors are infused with one another. It couldn’t be easier to make your own gourmet drink!
After adding the coffee syrup and stirring, allow the drink to sit for an additional two minutes so that the flavors infuse into one another, and then stir again. Feel free to top with whipped cream and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs for garnish.
With this simple recipe and premium coffee syrup, it couldn’t be easier to make your own gourmet drink. Enjoy!