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!
Crockpot 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!
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.
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.
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!
Be sure to try my Pumpkin Spice Latte and Chai Tea Latte Milkshake too!
Why you will love this recipe!
- So easy: Just dump everything into your Crockpot and let it do it’s thing.
- Make ahead: This is a great make ahead drink and so perfect for holiday gatherings.
- Just like Starbucks: No need to leave the comfort of your house to spend money on a coffee shop latte. So easy to make at home and just as delicious!
How to make a Gingerbread Latte
- Place all ingredients into a slow cooker, and let it simmer on LOW for 3 hours.
- Switch to the warm setting, and let it cook for another 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Give it a good stir before serving each latte.
- 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.
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 it 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!
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!
- Whole Milk
- Maple Syrup
- Brown Sugar
- Ground Ginger
- Vanilla Extract
- Cinnamon Sticks
Plus whipped cream and caramel sauce to top it off.
How long does it keep?
You can keep this slow cooker latte in the Crockpot for a couple of hours, or store it in the fridge for 4 to 5 days and reheat it on the stovetop as needed. It’s perfect to have on hand when you are entertaining during the holidays.
Recipe Notes and Tips
- I like to use whole milk for an extra creamy sip, but this will work well with other dairy or plant based milks too.
- Keep an eye on your Crockpot from time to time, making sure that it doesn’t boil.
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:
- Festive Snow Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
- Homemade Eggnog Recipe
- Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Easy Holiday Sangria
- Holiday Punch Recipe
- Crockpot Apple Cider
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.
More Coffee Drinks
- Pear Spice Latte
- Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
- French Vanilla Iced Coffee
- How to Make Iced Coffee Video
- Frozen Coconut Caramel Frappe Recipe
Was wondering if I could add sweetened condensed milk to this as in the peppermint hot cocoa recipe?
You could certainly try it!
Doesn’t tell you how much you need of the ingredients or even if the coffee should be made up or just coffee granules
3 1/2 cups strongly brewed coffee or espresso, Roxanne!
Hello! Does this make six measuring cups of coffee? 1 serving is exactly 1 measuring cup?
It makes six serving sizes of coffee!
very nice site. thank you
Thank you for visiting!!
Would it be just as good without Coffee/Expresso? I’d like to make it for my family, but due to health concerns, Coffee is kind of out of the equation. Is there a good substitute? Or could I just leave it out of the recipe? Thank you!
I think you could use tea. Black tea or decaf black tea would be best. I make a sweet chai a lot and use a lot of the same ingredients.
Can i subsTitute with coconut milk?
Planning on making this for Christmas morning and I was wondering what i should do if my slow cooker doesn’t have a warm setting? I appreciate your reply:)
You could potentially do low but I worry it might burn over time. You could transfer it to a stock pot and place it on the lowest stovetop setting to keep warm. Hope you love it!
thank you for the recipe. looks delicious!
Hope you love it!
Can one substitute low fat milk or almond milk for the whole milk? Thanks in advance!
Yes for sure! Hope you love it :)