Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

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This Gingerbread Latte is the perfect Christmas coffee drink. Even better, this latte is made in a slow cooker to make it super easy. Easy is best…and these are the best! No need to wait for the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte every year when you can easily make your own at home any time of year!

Two translucent mugs filled with gingerbread latte

Gingerbread Latte

A Gingerbread Latte should be everyone’s Christmas coffee drink. It’s sweet, it’s festive, and it’s so easy to make this latte in a slow cooker!

October was a blur. I mean, THE ROYALS WON THE WORLD SERIES. Was that real life? Did that happen? The month flew by in a series of amazing games and family moments I’ll remember for the rest of my life. And now, suddenly, it’s almost Thanksgiving. Like, WHAT?! How?

Being that it’s almost Thanksgiving, that means it’s time to start preparing for Christmas. Right? It’s time for gingerbread to swoop in and replace pumpkin spice as the flavor of the season. I LOVE gingerbread because it’s the most classic Christmas flavor if you ask me. So it’s time for the Gingerbread Latte!

This Starbucks inspired gingerbread latte recipe is made in a SLOW COOKER, which means it’s super simple to make. You can prepare a big batch to share with your family or party guests, and there’s no complicated mess to deal with. Just one crockpot, a few ingredients, and it’s basically all done for you.

So I’ll just be over here drinking my slow cooker gingerbread latte for the rest of the year, and I hope you join in!

Make your Gingerbread Latte at home…in a slow cooker! This easy homemade latte recipe is so perfect for Christmas!

Two homemade gingerbread lattes viewed from above

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte!! Easy is best...and these are best! It tastes and smells like Christmas in my house thanks to these Crockpot Gingerbread Lattes!!

Slow Cooker Latte Recipe

In the spirit of almost being in the holiday spirit…let’s cheers to these Slow Cooker Gingerbread Lattes. You heard me…SLOW COOKER LATTE! I’m so happy to be here empowering the laziness, one recipe at a time! I’m all about easy recipes for everything. Sometimes I wonder how the baristas at Starbucks can make these drinks all day…I’m definitely not a barista. But making a latte in a slow cooker? Ya, I can do that. And so can you!

Obviously this isn’t how you want to make your morning coffee, unless you want to wake up 5 hours earlier. But if you want to serve a festive coffee drink to your party guests, this will come in handy. It’s easy to make enough for a whole group of people without any hassle.

What does a gingerbread latte taste like?

Basically, it tastes like Christmas! You get all the flavor of a classic gingerbread cookie, but in coffee form. What could be better? You get the perfect balance of ginger, nutmeg, sugar, and coffee. It’s sweet, it’s creamy, and it’s SO delicious!

Gingerbread Latte in a clear mug, topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a gingerbread cookie

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte in two mugs, surrounded by gingerbread man cookies

What’s in a Gingerbread Latte?

This homemade latte recipe is pretty simple. Take all the things you’d use to make a regular latte, add in the flavors of a gingerbread cookie, and you’ve got a gingerbread latte!

  • Coffee
  • Whole Milk
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Ginger
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Nutmeg

Plus whipped cream and caramel sauce to top it off.

How to make a Gingerbread Latte at Home

This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte recipe is holiday perfection. I mean, nothing screams CHRISTMAS IS HERE like gingerbread. It’s such an easy thing to make but it will add such a festive spirit to any holiday gathering. We all need easy recipes in our life, and we certainly all need caffeine, so let’s kill two birds with one stone.

  1. Place all ingredients into a slow cooker, and let it simmer on LOW for 3 hours.
  2. Switch to the warm setting, and let it cook for another 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
  3. Give it a good stir before serving each latte.
  4. Top it with whipped cream and caramel sauce!

If you want to give it an extra fun kick for a festive treat, rim the glass with graham crackers crumbs. Top it with a sweet little gingerbread cookie and you’re truly in business.

How to make a gingerbread latte at home

Close up on a gingerbread latte topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce

Fun Holiday Drink Recipes

The holiday season is my favorite time of year, and fun drink recipes are some of my favorite things to make. Every party, every holiday gathering, every feast needs a good drink or two. Whether it’s coffee, party punch, a festive cocktail, or a something the whole family can enjoy, I just love holiday drink recipes!

Try some of our favorites:

Gingerbread lattes made in a slow cooker

This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte is my Christmas coffee drink of choice. I can’t wait for you to try this delicious sweet drink! Skip the Starbucks drive-through and make your own at home.

See the recipe card below for details on how to make a Gingerbread Latte. Enjoy!

If you like this homemade latte recipe, try these other delicious coffee drinks:


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