Gingerbread coffee

    30 min

    This is a sweet, indulgent, warming drink for those who want a change from hot chocolate. The flavour is reminiscent of an aromatic gingerbread, with ginger, cinnamon and cloves all making an appearance! Serve with a gingerbread biscuit on the side for a real treat.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 175g black treacle
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1.5L hot brewed coffee
    • 250ml single cream
    • 100g whipped cream
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:10min chilling  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix together the black treacle, dark brown soft sugar, bicarb, ginger and cinnamon until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
    2. Add about 60ml of coffee to each cup, then stir in about a tablespoon of the spice mixture until dissolved. Fill cup to within an inch of the top with coffee. Stir in single cream to taste, then garnish with whipped cream and a light dusting of ground clove.

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    Delicious!!  -  25 Mar 2016


    This was good, but the spices weren't near close enough to gingerbread for me. I made this a recipe for one and I used fat free half-n-half instead of full fat and I used Cafe Verona brewed coffee. It's tasty but not quite there for me.  -  26 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is delicious! I am enjoying one of these now. All I had to use was Land O Lakes fat free creamer and I forgot to add whipped cream and it is still so rich and good that I will be skipping lunch. It's not a bad idea to strain out some of the spices so you don't get a big, spicy mouthful at the end.  -  30 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)