Gingerbread Coffee

Vickie Parks


I found this recipe on the Fred Meyer website, but it was portioned for a large crowd. That didn't work well for me because no one else in my household likes flavored coffee. Therefore, so much of it went to waste. So I made several trials to reduce it to a single portion, and I came up with this recipe. It's quite good and tastes like a Gingerbread Cookie in a cup.


★★★★★ 5 votes

2 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    unsulphered molasses (it offers the best flavor over sulphered molasses)
  • 2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 cup
    hot coffee (strong brew is best)
  • 1 Tbsp
    half & half or light cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweetened whipped cream (from a can)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves (or try my favorite, using half cloves and half nutmeg)

How to Make Gingerbread Coffee


  1. In a hot beverage mug, mix together the molasses, brown sugar, and ginger.
  2. Add hot coffee (to reach about 3/4 inch from the top), and stir well to dissolve the molasses and sugar. Stir in the half & half (or cream).
  3. Top with a generous mound of whipped cream (I used canned, for convenience). Then sprinkle a light dusting of cloves on the whipped cream. Serve immediately while still piping hot.

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About Gingerbread Coffee

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American

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