This Gingerbread Syrup is sweet and warmly spiced. It tastes just like fresh gingerbread, and is the perfect addition to all of your drinks.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's easy to make. Making simple syrups is, well, simple! This one just happens to be infused with lots of warming spices.
- It's an excellent addition to drinks. This syrup is so so good when added to drinks. I'm partial to using it in Gingerbread Lattes.
- It's super festive! Few things say "Christmastime" like the aroma and flavors of gingerbread. This syrup is guaranteed to add a significant dose of festiveness to whatever you use it in.
💭 What is Gingerbread Syrup?
Gingerbread Syrup is a simple syrup that is infused with the flavors of gingerbread: molasses and gingerbread spices. The syrup is thick, dark, and warmly spiced.
- Sugar: This recipe calls for both brown sugar and white granulated sugar. Both obviously impart sweetness, but the brown sugar helps give a bit more depth of flavor.
- Water: Just plain old tap water will suffice.
- Molasses: You can find jars of molasses in the baking aisle of the grocery store. This, in addition to the spices, is what really makes this syrup taste like gingerbread.
- Gingerbread spices: For this recipe, gingerbread spices include: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.
👩🏻🍳 How to make Gingerbread Syrup
It's very easy! You'll start out by combining all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk everything occasionally while bringing the mixture to a simmer. Once simmering, you'll simmer everything for 5 minutes.
After that, you'll kill the heat and allow the syrup to cool completely before straining out all of the solids and storing the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
If you want to extend the shelf life of the syrup a bit, you can add a half ounce or so of plain vodka to the syrup before putting it in the fridge.
👋🏼 How should I use Gingerbread Syrup?
My favorite way to use this Gingerbread Syrup is to sweeten and flavor a homemade Gingerbread Latte. It's really easy to make, and is such a delicious and festive caffeinated treat. It's also a delicious addition to a regular cup of coffee.
You can also use this syrup to keep cupcakes and layer cakes moist. Just brush a bit of the simple syrup onto the surface of the cake or cupcake. It will sweeten and flavor the cake further, and will also keep it super moist.
I'd also recommend trying this syrup out as a topping for pancakes and waffles, as well as for ice cream. Get festive and creative!
🔗 Other flavored syrup recipes
Looking for other creative, delicious flavored syrups that you can make at home? Check out the photos and links below!
- Mint Simple Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Banana Syrup from The Littlest Crumb
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Hazelnut Syrup from We Are Not Martha
- Irish Cream Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Earl Grey Syrup from The Fig Jar
- Honey Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
❓ FAQs/Tips and tricks
Yes, it will eventually go bad. It should last about a week or two in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.
This syrup should last about a week or two if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can prolong the shelf life a little bit by adding about half an ounce of vodka to the syrup.
Yes, it needs to be refrigerated. Make sure to store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
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- Glass bottles for storage
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- ½ cup white granulated sugar
- ¾ cup water
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Add all of the ingredients to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine.
- Bring everything to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool completely.
- Strain out the solids and store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- You can extend the shelf life of your syrup slightly by adding about ½ ounce of plain vodka to the syrup
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.