Okay, so I may be going a bit crazy with the Slow Cooker Lattes this year, but that’s only because they are the perfect way to prepare delicious gourmet-style coffees for a crowd.
After the Slow Cooker Eggnog Lattes were such a hit, I had to play around with these Slow Cooker Gingerbread Lattes and they are perfection.
These espresso-based lattes are prepared in a slow cooker in less than an hour, making them the perfect set-and-forget option for entertaining.
If you have a couple friends coming over, you can simply throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker, set it to high for 45 minutes, and continue getting ready. When your friends arrive, you will have perfectly spiced, creamy, hot gingerbread lattes ready for garnishing and serving.
It’s a lot more hostess-friendly than preparing individual lattes with an espresso machine or Keurig-style machine, since everyone can be served at once by quickly ladling out the drinks and garnishing with a bit of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon – and to mention budget-friendly, too!
These slow cooker gingerbread lattes would also be perfect for a special morning, where you’re going to lounging around the house for a bit and could go for an indulgent flavored coffee. (Christmas morning caffeine buzz, anyone?)
Ingredients for Gingerbread Lattes
10 teaspoons instant espresso powder
5 cups water
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 1/2 cup creamer or half and half
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
Whipped cream, optional
Gingerbread candies, optional
Tip: You can substitute the instant espresso powder and water with 5 cups of strong coffee.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
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How to Make Slow Cooker Gingerbread Lattes
Boil a kettle of water as you assemble your ingredients.
Place the espresso powder in the crockpot and pour 5 cups boiling water overtop.
Stir in the molasses, creamer, and spices.
Place on high heat for 45 minutes to combine, and then serve with caution (will be extremely hot).
Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or gingerbread candy as desired.
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Have you ever made slow cooker lattes? Would you go for these gingerbread lattes, or our eggnog version?
For more delicious gingerbread-inspired recipes, check out our gingerbread no-cook fudge recipe and our gingerbread pancakes recipe.