Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 5: Gingerbread Coffee Syrup

Normally I am a black coffee kind of girl. If I'm feeling feisty while at our favorite coffee spot I might order a latte, but that's as wild as I get. That is, unless, I'm visiting Jill (who lives 2 hours away).  I always make her make the coffee (because I have no idea how she makes it so magical), and watch her pour her favorite seasonal creamers and spoonfulls of sugar. She makes even a simple cup of coffee a vacation! Then I happened upon this recipe for Gingerbread Coffee Syrup and knew I had to give it a whirl. Not only did it sound like something I would have with Jill, but also sounded so Christmasy!  It turned out so tasty I knew I had to include it in our holiday countdown!

What You Need:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
First, combine all your ingredients in a saucepan.

Then put it on your stove over a medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Then turn it to low and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until it thickens and becomes syrupy (Just eyeball it until it becomes a consistancy you like).

Then just let it cool and transfer to an airtight container or cute jar! Supposedly you don't have to refrigerate this, but I keep mine in the fridge anyway. Better safe than sorry! Just give it a good shake and add as much or as little as you'd like to your coffee. These would make such cute homemade Christmas gifts....although make sure you make enough to keep some for yourself! It gives your regular morning cup of coffee a little holiday cheer!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm wondering if other flavors would work? What do you think?