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instant gingerbread coffee

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

I make this coffee when I have a craving for anything gingerbread. I top it with whipped cream, and add a light sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a great holiday coffee that reminds me of a gingerbread latte that you get a coffee shop... but at a fraction of the cost. Quick and easy to make, it really has a gingerbread flavor from the molasses and spices. The coffee itself isn't all that sweet, but the whipped topping really sweetens this coffee to perfection. Great to sip on with your favorite holiday cookies.

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(3 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For instant gingerbread coffee

  • 1-1/2 tsp
    instant coffee, or decaffinated instant coffee
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-1/2 tsp
    unsulphured molasses (see *note)
  • 3 Tbsp
    half-and-half cream
  • Garnishing
    reddi wip real cream
  • Garnishing
    pumpkin pie spice, a light sprinkle

How To Make instant gingerbread coffee

  • 1
    In a coffee cup mix together, the instant coffee, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus the 1/8 teaspoon as well.
  • 2
    Add the boiling water and molasses, and stir.
  • 3
    Stir in the half-and-half.
  • 4
    Garnish the coffee with the Reddi Wip Real Cream.
  • 5
    Lightly sprinkle a bit of pumpkin pie spice over the whipped topping, and serve.
  • 6
    *Note: For this coffee, be sure to use unsulphured molasses. It really adds flavor to the coffee. Whatever you do, do not use a mild molasses, as it's just too bland, and doesn't add much flavor.