Healthy Gingerbread Lattes (Dairy-Free, Paleo)

Dec 7, 2020 | Breakfast, Drinks

Creamy, dairy-free gingerbread lattes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up around the holidays. Made with dairy-free milk and collagen, these lattes are a healthy alternative you can make at home!

Creamy, dairy-free gingerbread lattes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up around the holidays. Made with dairy-free milk and collagen, these lattes are a healthy alternative you can make at home!

Healthy Gingerbread Lattes (Dairy-Free, Paleo)

Coffee is one of my favorite parts of life, so this post has been one I’ve been most excited about working on this season. Testing lattes all week to find the perfect recipe? Twist my arm 😉

I had my first gingerbread latte at Starbucks about 9 years ago… and I hated it. Too obnoxiously sweet, too many competing flavors, I tossed it in a subway station trash can in Midtown and never looked back. While making gingersnaps  this year it occurred to me that I should give this whole gingerbread latte thing a second chance, only this time doing it on my terms: adding a bit of collagen, using dairy free milk, and dramatically cutting down on the sugar so that the gingerbread spices could truly shine through. The verdict? OMG I love gingerbread lattes.

Should I use coffee or espresso?

Yes! We use coffee instead of espresso in our lattes all the time since we don’t have an espresso machine. You can still make a delicious latte without espresso by using strongly brewed coffee. If you live in a warmer climate you could even make this with cold coffee and serve over ice.

Creamy, dairy-free gingerbread lattes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up around the holidays. Made with dairy-free milk and collagen, these lattes are a healthy alternative you can make at home!

Creamy, dairy-free gingerbread lattes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up around the holidays. Made with dairy-free milk and collagen, these lattes are a healthy alternative you can make at home!

Ingredients for Homemade Gingerbread Lattes:

Never spend $6 for a latte again! These healthy homemade gingerbread lattes use only a few ingredients that you most likely always have on hand. If you’e missing something like the collagen you can always omit it and you’ll still end up with a delicious latte! Here is what we used:

  • Nondairy milk: I used coconut, but any milk of your choice will work fine!
  • Collagen peptides: My favorite is Great Lakes brand, but any unflavored collagen will do!
  • Molasses: the key ingredient to getting a gingerbread flavor!
  • Maple syrup: Add more or less depending on your sweetness preference, or sub monkfruit for a keto option.
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger: the key spices to making a gingerbread latte!
  • 1 cup brewed coffee or two shots of espresso: either one works, so just use what you have!

Tips for making Healthy Gingerbread Lattes:

  • Serve with some gingerbread cookies to complete the experience!
  • You can use any dairy-free milk you’d like! I use coconut or almond milk for my smoothies, but anything will work just fine.
  • Froth your milk in a milk frother if you have one.
  • You can also use any sweetener you’d like, such as monkfruit for a keto latte, and add more or less to adjust to your taste preference.
  • Use a high-quality unflavored collagen like Great Lakes or Vital Proteins

Of course, a good latte deserves an equally amazing mug! Here are some of my favorite mugs that I use to enjoy my lattes:

 

Creamy, dairy-free gingerbread lattes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up around the holidays. Made with dairy-free milk and collagen, these lattes are a healthy alternative you can make at home!

Other Paleo Drinks on the blog:

Without further ado, it’s time to make Healthy Gingerbread Lattes! I’d love to see your beautiful creations so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!

Healthy Gingerbread Lattes

Creamy, dairy-free gingerbread lattes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up around the holidays. Made with dairy-free milk and collagen, these lattes are a healthy alternative you can make at home!

COURSE Drinks
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes
SERVINGS 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups nondairy milk
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp maple syrup more for a sweeter latte
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup brewed coffee or two shots of espresso

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Divide the coffee between two mugs
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients, except for the collagen, into a saucepan over medium heat and whisk until warm and frothy. Stir in the collagen and divide between the two mugs.
  3. Top with extra cinnamon and enjoy!

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Hey! I’m Moriah– a commercial food and branding photographer and web designer who is perpetually drinking coffee and covered in dog hair. I write Elle Fait to celebrate the act of making: making food, making travel plans, making businesses, and making a habit of finding joy.  

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