Gingerbread Cookie Latte

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You may have already noticed this… but I really have a thing for those expensive coffee-house drinks.

But I can’t do them anymore.

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Gingerbread Cookie Latte (with Homemade Spice Mix) // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

I don’t want the horrific amount of refined sugar… or any refined sugar, actually, not to mention the fact that the milk is likely to be from cows fed GMO feed and dosed with GMO growth hormones, and that the syrups and spices are laced with suspicious chemicals.

And the disposable cups. And ridiculously expensive price tag.

Luckily I can whip up a mean latte that can beat out anything Starbucks can produce. 🙂

So… just in time for Christmas, it is my pleasure to share with you my brand-new, fabulously delicious Gingerbread Cookie Latte.

Before you start, though, you’re going to need to mix up some Gingerbread Spice. It’s easy.

Gingerbread Spice Mix // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

2 Tablespoons cinnamon (like this)

2 Tablespoons ginger (like this)

1 Tablespoon allspice (like this)

1 Tablespoon nutmeg (like this)

1 Tablespoon cloves (like this)

a pinch of black pepper (like this)

Store in a glass jar, like one of these

By the way, if you’re in the mood for Gingerbread Spice, but not in the mood for coffee, be sure to check out

White Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread Spice.

Gingerbread Cookie Latte // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of WildflowersGingerbread Cookie Latte

serves two

You need:

1 cup brewed espresso. We use dark espresso ground coffee, and this adorable little espresso maker to brew it.

1 Tablespoon unsulphered molasses (like this)

2 cups of the best milk you can find — if you can’t get raw milk, try to use whole, cream top milk from grass fed cows.

2 eggs from pastured hens

2 Tablespoons of raw honey, preferably local

1/2 teaspoon Gingerbread Spice Mix 

2 Tablespoons coconut oil (like this)

To a heavy bottomed pan, which is not on a lit burner, add the milk and the eggs. Whisk to break yolks. Then add all the other ingredients except for the the espresso and the molasses.

Then, and only then, turn on the burner and heat over low and, using a whisk, stir constantly. (Trust me on this. Otherwise, you will wind up with little bits of scrambled egg in your milk… and this is way less than ideal.)

When the milk is warm, and the egg white no longer noticeable divide between two large mugs.

Pour the brewed coffee into a measuring cup and add the molasses. Pour a 1/2 cup of the coffee into each mug and enjoy!

Gingerbread Cookie Latte // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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