Christmas Coffee
Christmas Coffee

Enjoy a leisurely Christmas coffee in the morning or topped with Baileys on Christmas Eve! Add gingerbread syrup and top with whipped cream.

Christmas coffee

Fancy a drink for the holidays? This cozy spiced Christmas coffee hits the spot! Blend a homemade gingerbread syrup with brown sugar and whole spices: it exudes the best notes of cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Garnish with whipped cream and festive sprinkles, if you like! You can serve it up for breakfast, Christmas brunch, or even sear it up on Baileys to enjoy on Christmas Eve. How to do it!

What’s in Christmas coffee?

This Christmas coffee recipe features hot filter coffee and gingerbread syrup. It’s similar to a gingerbread latte, but uses coffee instead of espresso. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with red and green sprinkles for a festive Christmas cheer. If you like, you can add Baileys to brown it up and it looks like a twist on a classic Irish coffee. We love it both ways: it can work in the morning or in the evening. What you need for the Christmas coffee:

  • filter coffee
  • gingerbread syrup: homemade or bought (see below)
  • whipped creamFor garnish
  • Baileys Irish Cream or milkif desired
gingerbread syrup

Methods of coffee preparation

As with any coffee drink, the better the coffee, the better it tastes! Make it with a standard coffee maker and it tastes great. But make it any of these coffee methods, and the taste is amazing. Here are our top ways to brew coffee:

  • Chemex (pour on): It is our first choice for that better Cup of coffee. It requires a bit of technique and equipment, but we’ve been doing this every morning for years. With a large pot you can prepare 4 cups at the same time. Go pour over coffee.
  • french press: Another great method is French Press Coffee! It tastes great and is a cheaper and easier method.
  • Mocha pot / pieces: For a very strong coffee that tastes almost like espresso, you can use a moka pot! It is a combination of drip and espresso and has a robust taste.
gingerbread syrup

Make or buy gingerbread syrup

Now let’s get to the syrup! For the best Christmas coffee flavor, use this homemade gingerbread syrup. It’s a brown sugar syrup infused with fresh ginger, allspice berries, and cinnamon sticks. Simmer for 20 minutes and taste: The taste unfolds with an intensely spicy kick!

  • Homemade gingerbread syrup tastes best here! It only takes 20 minutes and we highly recommend it. Go to Gingerbread Syrup.
  • Store-bought gingerbread syrup works too, although each brand has a different flavor and sweetness. Here is a link to buy gingerbread syrup online.
Christmas coffee

Spike for a boozy Christmas coffee

If you like, add some alcohol for a grown-up Christmas coffee! It looks like an Irish cafe but dressed for Christmas! It’s great with Baileys Irish Cream, but there are many other options. Here are some infused Christmas coffee ideas:

More Christmas drinks

There are so many delicious drinks to brighten up the holidays! Here are some of our favorite holiday drinks and Christmas cocktails:

This Christmas coffee recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten free. For vegans, plant-based and non-dairy, use (or omit) vegan whipped cream.

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The description

Enjoy a leisurely Christmas coffee in the morning or topped with Baileys on Christmas Eve! Add gingerbread syrup and top with whipped cream.

  • 8 ounces (1 cup) hot coffee
  • 2 teaspoons Gingerbread syrup (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Baileys or some milk of your choice, optional
  • Homemade whipped cream for topping (optional; or vegan whipped cream for vegans)
  • sprinkles for garnish (optional)

  1. Make homemade gingerbread syrup ahead of time (or use store-bought syrup).
  2. Prepare the coffee using your preferred method (we prefer Chemex for Over or French Press).
  3. Prepare the homemade whipped cream, making sure it forms soft peaks.
  4. Pour the coffee into a glass or mug, leaving about an inch on top for whipped cream, if using. Stir in the gingerbread syrup.
  5. Gently slide whipped cream over top with the back of a spoon.
  • Category: drink
  • Method: Coffee
  • Kitchen: Coffee
  • Diet: vegetarian

Keywords: Christmas coffee

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