Sensational Instant Gingerbread Coffee Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, coffee lovers! Today, I have an amazing recipe to share with you that will warm your heart and soul. Imagine the irresistible aroma of gingerbread cookies drifting through the air on a cold winter day. Now combine that with the delicious taste of coffee, and you’ve got yourself a cozy gingerbread coffee recipe!

As a barista, I know that everyone loves a good latte or cappuccino, but sometimes we want something different from our usual coffee routine. That’s why this instant gingerbread coffee recipe is perfect for those times when you want the rich flavors of gingerbread without all the fuss.

In this recipe, we’ll be using homemade gingerbread syrup made from real molasses, pumpkin pie spice, and ground ginger. The syrup adds an extra layer of sweetness and warmth to your coffee, making it a heavenly treat for your taste buds.

So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started on this simple yet delicious instant gingerbread coffee recipe. You won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Instant Gingerbread Coffee
Instant Gingerbread Coffee

Are you looking for a cozy gingerbread coffee recipe that will warm up your heart and soul? Look no further! This instant gingerbread coffee recipe is the perfect mix of flavors to give you that delightful taste that will keep you coming back for more.

This recipe combines the rich and bold flavor of coffee granules with the warm and comforting spices of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice. It also includes molasses and brown sugar, which add a deep sweetness and give the coffee a thicker texture.

What’s more, this easy-to-make recipe requires only a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand! You can prepare it in the comfort of your own home or even take it to work with you for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Not only is this instant gingerbread coffee delicious, but it is also highly versatile. You can easily customize this recipe to suit your preferences. For instance, if you prefer a latte or want to serve it iced, simply add your choice of milk or ice to create your desired concoction.

In addition to being incredibly tasty and customizable, this gingerbread coffee is also budget-friendly as it allows you to skip the pricey coffee drinks from your local cafe. Plus, by making your own homemade gingerbread syrup, you can enjoy the treat without all the excess preservatives in store-bought syrups.

So why settle for mediocre coffee when you can indulge in a flavorful and decadent instant gingerbread coffee recipe? Try it out today and experience the deliciousness for yourself!

Ingredient List

 Warm up with a cozy cup of Instant Gingerbread Coffee!
Warm up with a cozy cup of Instant Gingerbread Coffee!

Ingredient List

To make this instant gingerbread coffee, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like your coffee)
  • Milk of choice (about 1/4-1/2 cup)

You may also need some additional ingredients to make a gingerbread syrup or to substitute for some ingredients. The recipe instructions will provide variations and substitutions in the “Substitutions and Variations” section.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to spice up your morning coffee routine.
Get ready to spice up your morning coffee routine.

Now that you know why you’ll love this Instant Gingerbread Coffee Recipe, let’s dive into the recipe. It’s a cozy gingerbread drink that is perfect for the holiday season or any winter morning. Making this instant gingerbread coffee is as easy as making a regular cup of coffee! All you need is boiling water and the ingredient list below.

Ingredient List

The coffee ingredients are simple and can be found in most kitchens. You will need:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg cloves (optional)

You will also need gingerbread syrup, which you can make from scratch using the recipe ingredients below or buy at your local grocery store.

For Homemade Gingerbread Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

The Recipe How-To

  1. Take a mug and add the instant coffee granules to it.

  2. Add the heaping teaspoon of gingerbread syrup to the mug.

  3. Now add hot water slowly pouring it into the mug while stirring well, until all of the ingredients are well combined.

  4. Add milk of your choice to taste, and stir again.

  5. Top with whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon gingerbread or other toppings according to your preference.

  6. Enjoy your warm and delicious Instant Gingerbread Coffee!

If you want to make this recipe into a latte, exchange the hot water for two shots of espresso coffee and then follow steps 2-5 above using the brewed coffee instead of hot water.

Substitutions and Variations

If you prefer non-instant gingerbread coffee, use brewed coffee instead of instant. You can also use other types of milk, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk, or even make it iced.

Feel free to play with the spices and syrup to make it more tailored for your taste palette. If you like a stronger kick of ginger or cinnamon, add an extra half-teaspoon. And if you’re feeling really festive, try adding a bit of whipped cream and sprinkle some gingerbread crumbs on top!

Serving and Pairing

This recipe serves one person and makes one cup of gingerbread coffee, which is perfect to start any day with a cozy feeling. Serve it in your favorite holiday mug and pair it with chocolates or some freshly baked gingerbread man cookies.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

This is an instant gingerbread coffee recipe. Therefore does not apply to make-ahead, storing or reheating instructions.

Tips for Perfect Results

  • Use a whisk when stirring the ingredients into the boiling water to ensure that everything dissolves properly.
  • Use freshly boiled

Substitutions and Variations

 Don't sacrifice taste for convenience with this quick and easy recipe.
Don’t sacrifice taste for convenience with this quick and easy recipe.

If you want to switch things up or don’t have all of the necessary ingredients, don’t worry! Here are some substitutions and variations that will give your gingerbread coffee a unique twist:

– Sugar: If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, white sugar or honey can be substituted.

– Milk: Use any milk of your choice, such as almond milk or oat milk, for a dairy-free and vegan option.

– Instant coffee granules: If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, use two heaping teaspoons of instant coffee granules instead of one. Alternatively, you can substitute brewed coffee for the water and instant coffee granules.

– Syrup: Instead of using gingerbread syrup, try making your own homemade gingerbread syrup with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg cloves. Alternatively, use pumpkin spice syrup or vanilla syrup for a different flavor.

– Espresso shots: If you don’t have an espresso machine to make two shots of espresso, strong brewed coffee can be used as a substitute.

– Spices: Adjust the amount of spices according to your preference. Increase the amount of ground cinnamon for a more cinnamon-gingerbread flavor. Reduce or omit the amount of ground ginger if you prefer a milder taste.

With these substitutions and variations, you can create your own cozy gingerbread latte without leaving your home. Get creative and experiment with different ingredients to find your perfect recipe variation!

Serving and Pairing

 A delicious way to get into the holiday spirit without leaving your home.
A delicious way to get into the holiday spirit without leaving your home.

Who says that gingerbread coffee can only be enjoyed on its own? This cozy drink is an excellent accompaniment to some of your favorite treats. Sipping on this drink alone or with friends and family is a great way to enjoy the cozy season.

If you’re feeling indulgent, pair this gingerbread coffee with a slice of homemade gingerbread for the ultimate festive treat. The rich molasses and warm spices found in both the coffee and the gingerbread complement each other perfectly.

For a lighter pairing, serve this drink alongside a bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt. The tangy flavors of the yogurt will provide a nice balance to the sweet notes of the gingerbread coffee.

Pairing this drink with breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles or French toast is also a great idea. They share many ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and gingerbread which blend together absolutely delicious.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, try pairing this coffee with your favorite sandwich or wrap. A turkey and cranberry sandwich or wrap would make an excellent match for the spicy and sweet flavors of the gingerbread coffee.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, consider creating an iced gingerbread latte by adding ice cubes and milk of choice to the mix. It’s perfect for those warm days during holiday or anytime when you crave for something refreshing yet festive.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this gingerbread coffee is sure to put you in a festive mood. So sit back, relax, and savor every sip of this deliciously cozy creation!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for a lazy morning or a chilly day treat.
Perfect for a lazy morning or a chilly day treat.

Once you try this instant gingerbread coffee, you might want to make a big batch ahead of time or store leftovers for another day. Luckily, this recipe is easy to make ahead and simple to reheat.

To make a big batch, simply follow the recipe instructions, multiply the ingredients and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5-7 days. When you’re ready to serve it, pour desired amount into a mug, microwave for about 1-2 minutes until hot and frothy, and enjoy!

If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for 2-3 days. When reheating, simply pour desired amount into a pot over medium heat or microwave in a mug until hot and frothy.

Another option is to freeze leftovers as ice cubes or popsicles for a fun twist on iced gingerbread latte. Just pour the leftover coffee into ice cube trays or popsicle molds and freeze overnight. To serve, add milk of your choice and enjoy a refreshing treat.

One thing to note is that the spices might settle over time, so give your batch a quick stir before reheating or serving. And remember that homemade gingerbread coffee tastes best fresh!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The warming flavors of gingerbread in every sip.
The warming flavors of gingerbread in every sip.

To perfect the Instant Gingerbread Coffee Recipe, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind. These tips can enhance the flavor of your coffee and make it taste even better.

Firstly, when making the gingerbread syrup from scratch, make sure to dissolve the brown sugar completely in boiling water. This will ensure that the syrup has a smooth texture without any lumps or graininess.

Secondly, use high-quality pure molasses for making the gingerbread syrup. Molasses adds a depth of flavor to the syrup and makes it more authentic.

Thirdly, when adding pumpkin pie spice to the coffee granules and ground ginger in step 2 of the recipe how-to, make sure to mix well. You don’t want any clumps of spice ruining your coffee’s smooth texture.

Fourthly, experiment with different variations of milk to find your favorite combination. Whole milk is thick and creamy, while almond milk creates a sweeter and nuttier flavor.

Fifthly, if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, add two shots of espresso instead of one.

Sixthly, garnish your instant gingerbread coffee with whipped cream and cinnamon powder for an added touch of sweetness and warmth.

Lastly, enjoy your gingerbread coffee with a cozy blanket and a good book or share it with loved ones during holiday gatherings. The warm and comforting flavors are sure to create lasting memories.


Before you head to the kitchen to make your cozy gingerbread coffee, let’s take a moment to address some common questions about this instant gingerbread coffee recipe. Read on for answers to frequently asked queries and tips for making this drink even better!

What is gingerbread coffee made of?

To make a warm and inviting coffee blend, we begin by carefully selecting 100% Arabica beans from South America. After roasting them to a medium-dark Vienna roast, we add a special mix of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger to create a delicious blend that will make you feel right at home. This aromatic and flavorful brew is perfect for any occasion that calls for a little bit of extra coziness.

How to make instant coffee at home?

Let’s make a cup of delicious Folgers ® Coffee together! Start by taking out the packet and pouring the contents into the mug. Next, add 6 fluid ounces of water per serving to your mug. If you want to jazz up your beverage, use hot milk instead of water for a creamier texture. Give it a good stir until everything is well combined, and voila! Your coffee is ready to savor wherever and whenever you like.

Bottom Line

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of coffee to brighten up your morning or warm up your evening. This Instant Gingerbread Coffee Recipe is the perfect way to spice up your coffee routine and add some cozy warmth to your day.

Whether you love the taste of gingerbread or pumpkin pie spice, this recipe has got you covered. With just a few simple ingredients and some easy-to-follow instructions, you can enjoy a delicious and flavorful cup of coffee in no time.

So why not give this gingerbread coffee recipe a try? You might just fall in love with the cozy taste and aroma of homemade gingerbread right in your mug.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that you can try out to make it your own. Whether it’s adding an extra shot of espresso or trying out a new milk choice, the possibilities are endless.

So go ahead, brew up some gingerbread coffee today and indulge in a little bit of warmth and comfort in every sip. You won’t regret it!

Instant Gingerbread Coffee

Instant Gingerbread Coffee Recipe

Emergency solution for gingerbread coffee cravings when there's no time to brew coffee - or no coffee except for those granules in the pantry... Depending on how strong you want your coffe, use 1 or 2 teaspoons granules. I sweetened mine with only 1/2 teaspoon molasses, but DH and friends agreed it should be sweeter, so I post it with 1 teaspoon.
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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Seasonal/Autumn
Servings 1 cup
Calories 23.2 kcal


  • 1 -2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 cup water


  • Mix coffee granules and pumpkin pie spice in a mug.
  • Bring water to a boil, poor into mug, add molasses.
  • Stir and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 245gCalories: 23.2kcalCarbohydrates: 5.7gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSodium: 10.2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Very Low Carbs
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