The other day I jokingly made a comment on Facebook that I was going to have to purchase a gallon of molasses to get me through the holiday season.
Well, I may or may not have just purchased 4 jars the other day while at the grocery store. Because I realized it was probably necessary after drinking my gingerbread protein shake and this latte almost daily. And we’re not even to Thanksgiving yet. Whoops.
But who can blame me when this gingerbread latte is almost a perfect combination of my pumpkin spiced latte and my gingerbread protein shake? And way too good to not want to sip on first thing in the morning.
But like I said in my pumpkin spiced latte post, it’s not actually a latte with espresso and steamed milk. It’s a faux latte made with strongly brewed coffee and thoroughly heated cashew almond milk. So really. There’s no excuse to not make this.
Because who has the money for a fancy schmancy espresso machine anyway?
Although, I will admit, it is on my Amazon wish list.
That and a million other things.
Mainly kitchen-related items.
Because I have no self control.
I also have no self control when it comes to consuming massive amounts of coffee beverages from Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Which is where this latte comes in handy. Because I can drink the entire recipe myself at a fraction of the calories – since it’s sweetened with only the [massive quantity of] molasses I’ve recently purchased.
Or I can share it. But, like I said before. NO self control here, so that’s highly unlikely.
Added bonus? It’s a fraction of the cost, too. So, I can start saving my money for one of those real espresso machines. Now it’ll only take me another five years to buy.
serves 1 (or 2)
- 1 1/2 c unsweetened cashew almond milk
- 1 c strongly brewed coffee
- 1-2 tbsp. unsulphured blackstrap molasses*
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a small sauce pan, add all of the ingredients and heat until very hot, making sure not to burn the milk. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
*The amount of molasses you use depends on how sweet you enjoy your latte.
But seriously. Who in their right mind would share this?