Perfect for the cool weather and holiday season. Warm up with this delicious fan favorite, with a low-calorie, healthy twist. This gingerbread latte, which can be served warm or on ice, will be sure to warm your heart this winter, with its tasty, traditional, spice-filled flavor, and an added scoop of clean collagen protein, to boost your protein intake for the day! Not to mention, it will be cheaper than your coffee shop favorite! What’s not to love?

Starbucks DIY Gingerbread Latte  

Ingredients   

  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 ½ cup erythritol or sugar substitute  
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger  
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • 1/2 cup fresh espresso 
  • 8 ounces almond milk or milk of choice, steamed 
  • 1 scoop AnnieMak Clean Multi Collagens  
  • Optional: Whipped cream and ground nutmeg  

 
Directions 

  1. Make syrup by combining water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla in a medium saucepan.  
  1. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer syrup for 15 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and put a lid on it.  
  1. If making with an espresso machine, make a double shot of espresso and steam your milk. Make your latte by first adding 1/2 cup espresso to a 16-ounce cup. Add 1/4 cup gingerbread syrup, followed by steamed milk. Add 1 scoop of AnnieMak Clean Mutli Collagens. Stir. 
  1. If making by warming milk, heat milk in a saucepan and foam. Make your latte by first adding 1/2 cup espresso to a 16-ounce cup. Add 1/4 cup gingerbread syrup, followed by steamed milk. Add 1 scoop of AnnieMak Clean Mutli Collagens. Stir.  
  1. Reserve the remaining gingerbread syrup in the refrigerator for the next day!  
  1. Optional: Add whipped cream and ground nutmeg to the top of your latte.  

Enjoy! 
 
XOXO 
Annie 

If you loved this Starbucks DIY Gingerbread Latte recipe, here’s another clean skincare recipe you can try: Pumpkin Spiced Iced Latte with Collagen 

Highlights  

Check out the ingredient benefits for your skin!  

  • Coffee – caffeine contained in coffee beans can help reduce inflammation and skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Additionally, coffee grounds are promising for fighting skin infections and diseases because of the antimicrobial properties of caffeine. 
  • Ginger – can eliminate bacteria and soothe redness, especially bacteria and redness associated with acne. Its antioxidant properties are known to have a protective effect on the skin, slowing down the signs of skin damage and aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Cinnamon – rich in beneficial plant compounds and antioxidants, cinnamon helps treat hyperpigmentation and acne, plumps and lightens the skin, and decreases the signs of aging. 
  • Vanilla – with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, vanilla can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing. Vanilla contains Vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-oxidant properties. 
  • Almond Milk – keeps your skin supple, well-hydrated, and soft. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins E, C, and B6, calcium, zinc, and magnesium, that nourish your skin. Using almond milk is very effective in keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated. 
  • AnnieMak Clean Multi Collagenscollagen is a protein and the literal “glue” that holds your body together. Research shows supplementing with collagen can help smooth wrinkles, keep skin taut and plump, strengthen nails, and promote full, healthy hair growth. We include 5 collagen types from 4 ultra-clean sources plus the essential collagen “building blocks” your body needs to give you that coveted skin glow!