Gingerbread Simple Syrup

Every crave-worthy and familiar flavor of gingerbread is packed into each spoonful of this Gingerbread Simple Syrup. Made with fresh ginger, sweet molasses, and a handful of spices, this will be your new favorite addition to your morning coffee, cocktail, or drizzled over pancakes and waffles.

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In my opinion, gingerbread is one of the best flavors of Christmas time. It screams Christmas to me, and I have loved gingerbread cookies since I was a little girl. I would make them every Christmas season with my mom and brother, and we would have a blast decorating the cookies and creating the world's largest mess in the kitchen. Sorry, mama. 

So many Christmas core-memories revolve around gingerbread cookies. When I am presented with the option of anything gingerbread, I am more than likely going to accept. This homemade gingerbread syrup is a piece of cake to make, and it tastes absolutely incredible.

I still cannot get over just how gingerbread-like this syrup is. It's legitimately a cookie in syrup form. So, I love adding this to my morning coffee, hot chai, cocktails, mocktails, other recipes, and on top of pancakes or waffles. It adds such a warm, tasty boost to any recipe. 

Just this last month, I have made three batches of this syrup. It's so delicious, addicting, and even my friends and family love it. We're going through it. I hope that you and your family will love it just as much as we do.

Ingredients You'll Need for Gingerbread Syrup

- water

- brown sugar (preferably dark brown sugar if you have it. But I've tried it with light brown sugar, and it's still delicious.)

- unsulphured molasses

- fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

- fresh orange zest or peel

- cinnamon sticks

- allspice berries or ground allspice

- whole cloves

- green cardamom pods, smashed

- vanilla extract

- kosher salt


How to Make Homemade Gingerbread Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and molasses to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the ginger and remaining ingredients.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes, or longer, depending on desired strength. 
  3. Remove the syrup from the heat, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, and strain the syrup into a jar, removing all the ginger and whole spices. Let cool completely before covering, labeling, and placing in the refrigerator.
  4. Store in the refrigetator for up to 1 month. Add into your coffee, tea, cocktails, mocktails, or other recipes. Enjoy!

How to Store Homemade Flavored Simple Syrups

I like to keep my syrups either in a glass jar with a lid or in squeeze bottles for easy use. If kept cold and closed, the syrups will last about a month in the refrigerator.

- Find the tall glass jars I use here.

- Find pour spout lids for glass jars here.

- Find plastic squeeze bottles here.

Festive Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

It’s that time of year again, and I am thrilled. Christmas time means cookies galore to me, and I’m all for it. To kick off this holiday season, start by trying these Bourbon Chocolate Cherry Cookies that are packed with bourbon soaked cherries, dark chocolate chunks, and oats. They’re the perfect way to become Santa’s favorite.

Biscotti screams “the holidays” to me, and it’s the perfect thing to give to someone because of how fancy it seems. However, making homemade biscotti really is simple, and it’ll blow you away by how delicious this is. You’ll never grab store bought biscotti again.

If you’re wanting a chocolate version of biscotti - I have just the recipe for you. It’s packed with double chocolate goodness and tastes almost like a crisp brownie. 

Good news! You never have to decide between making coffee cake or cookies again, because now - you can have both in just one bite. These Gluten Free Coffee Cake Cookies that are inspired by the show Gilmore Girls have been a huge favorite of mine and many others. They’re easy to make and are so delicious to snack on while binge watching this very cozy, heartwarming show.

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