Celebrate National Coffee Day with a Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

When Hilary from So Delicious reminded me National Coffee Day was coming up I started thinking of my favorite fall weather treats. I never tried to recreate a gingerbread latte before, so I thought that was a good place to start.

Just so you know, Hilary did send me some of their creamers to test out, as well as a great mug and a pound of Peets French Roast coffee! Even though I got those goodies for free, I was not paid for my opinion. I actually use So Delicious products on an almost daily basis already, so I already have a crush on them even without the cool swag.

I developed my love of coffee when I lived in New Orleans. That’s the first place I had cold brewed iced coffee and I was hooked after that. Cold brewed coffee is less acidic and much easier on your stomach. Plus, once you make the concentrate it can stay in the fridge all week. It’s perfect for a quick iced coffee and easy to heat up for a hot coffee too.

You can buy a special contraption called a Toddy Maker, or you can just make it in a French Press you already have. The ratio of coffee grounds to water varies. Since it’s a concentrate you use more or less depending on the strength. That way it’s always perfect. I have a link in the recipe that takes you to more detailed coffee-making instructions.

If you don’t want to fool with this new-fangled coffee method, then go ahead and use regular brewed coffee.

I typically use the plain creamer in a heavily spiced beverage like this one, but the So Delicious French Vanilla would work well also. You would need to use less sweetener or you might be able to leave it out completely.

In the next week I’ll be experimenting with the Hazelnut and French Vanilla flavors, so be on the look out for some more coffee recipes!

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

*This recipe requires a small 1 – 1.5 quart slow cooker.* (You can double or triple the recipe and use a larger one if you like.)

Makes 2 servings (unless you drink a venti and then it’s just one serving)
soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1/4 cup (63ml) cold brewed coffee concentrate or 1 cup (250ml) regular brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup (63ml) So Delicious Coconut creamer original flavor
  • 2 cup (500ml) Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk
    (can use vanilla or plain just adjust sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch ground clove
  • pinch ground allspice
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon molasses (optional)
  • Sweetener to taste: brown sugar, stevia, agave nectar, or maple syrup, etc.
    (I used 1/2 packet Nu-Stevia) 

Put everything but sweetener in the slow cooker. Add molasses. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. Taste and add your choice of sweetener until it’s the way you like your latte.

Cook for 3 hours on low or 1 1⁄2 to 2 hours on high. You are just heating it, so you could also do this on the stove top if you are in a hurry.

I like to put drinks on in a slow cooker before a dinner party and then it’s piping hot and ready to serve with dessert.

Comments

  1. I will be drinking my coffee 3 hours later than usual just so I can make this incredible sounding drink. As you know, I no longer drink coffeeshop lattes, but I miss the days of a warm cup of fru-fru coffee drinks. Thanks for bringing back the small joy those drinks add to my life. Not only are you, Kathy Hester, recipe creator extraordinaire, but you are also Kathy Hester, renewer of joy.

    Dawn

  2. I’m a sucker for 1) So Delicious products, and 2) Gingerbread lattes. This is a great, simple recipe! PS: I think you might have me convinced to cold brew coffee.

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  5. Sounds delicious!!

  6. I need to triple the recipe just to get my FIRST cup for the day!!!! LOL!! I luv luv LUV gingerbread! This makes in me serious need of another slow cooker. I only have one and it’s in almost constant use…particularly this time of year!

  7. Can’t wait to try it!

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  11. Happy National Coffee Day Kathy! Thank you for the wonderful review and giveaway, and of course, the delectable recipe! Your culinary creativity never ceases to amaze and inspire us!

  12. This looks wonderful. What a great recipe to kick off the fall season.

  13. blessedmama3 says:

    We have several coffee drinkers in this house, and I think your recipe would be a hit! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I love coffee so I am definitely celebrating today!

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  17. I’ve never had a gingerbread latte, but I think that’s about to change. This sounds like a lovely recipe, I think I’ll give it a shot tomorrow morning (sans creamer though – I’ve never seen it in store).

  18. Candi Reeves says:

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it!

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    I love coffee with just a tad bit of creamer and sweetener. So Delicious creamer would be great in an Italian Soda, too :)

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