A Simple Winter Latte

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Last year, I shared a recipe for a gingerbread syrup with you to make gingerbread lattes, and while I still stand by that recipe, especially in terms of flavor, I’ve been craving something spiced but a little less intense this year. I’ve also tried to go for something that doesn’t ask for any powdered spices for the sake of the consistency of the drink.

Consequently, this recipe is a lot simpler to make and perfect for adding a bit of seasonal cheer to your caffeinated beverages without getting too aggressive.

A Simple Winter Latte

1/2 cup/ 115 g brown sugar

1/2 cup/ 120 ml water

1 cinnamon stick

1 liberal teaspoon of cloves

coffee of choice

milk of choice

Like last year’s recipe, add equal parts water and sugar (here, a half cup each to make a small batch as I’m the only one who’ll drink it at home — otherwise double it!) to a small saucepan and heat. Stir occasionally until the two substances combine and create a simple syrup. Add cinnamon stick and cloves. Allow to simmer until the flavors come out (about ten minutes), but don’t leave for too long or the substance will begin to caramelize.

Allow to cool and store.

Add three teaspoons to your favorite coffee drink (for me: two shots of espresso added to half a mug of hot almond or oat milk) and enjoy with your favorite cozy read.

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