Gingerbread Coffee makes your steaming cup of coffee extra special with a hint of warm gingerbread spices. Relax and enjoy a quiet moment to yourself with a mug of this spiced coffee.
This gingerbread coffee is a delicious holiday beverage that’s perfect for Christmas morning. Made with spices and brewed right in your coffee pot, this easy gingerbread coffee mix can be made ahead. Enjoy a mug of gingerbread coffee with a gingerbread cookie, gingerbread scones, or a slice of gingerbread coffee cake.
I love to take a few minutes in the morning or evening to sit by the light of the Christmas tree and enjoy a warm beverage. Lately that’s been a steaming mug of this gingerbread coffee.
I was shopping at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and noticed a canister of Gingerbread Coffee on the shelf. I picked it up and almost put it in my cart, but then realized that fully caffeinated Gingerbread Coffee wasn’t going to do me much good right now. That canister of coffee sparked my interest, though, and I decided to create my own Gingerbread Coffee. That way, I could make the flavor and caffeine level just what I wanted.
It could not be easier to make this Gingerbread Coffee at home. Simply stir together ground coffee with gingerbread spices, brew, and enjoy. The tricky part was finding just the right ratio of spices and coffee. I tested and retested the recipe until I found a combination that I was really happy with. This Gingerbread Coffee has a hint of gingerbread spice, without being overpowering. The coffee and gingerbread flavors are perfectly balanced so you can enjoy your coffee with a festive gingerbread twist.
I like my Gingerbread Coffee best unsweetened with just a splash of half n half. You can enjoy yours however you like your coffee best. If you’re feeling indulgent, add a swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a real treat.
I’ll be taking a break from posting until next week to enjoy the holidays with my family. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
More Gingerbread Recipes
- 1 cup ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, heaping teaspoon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger, heaping teaspoon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Stir together ground coffee and spices until well combined. Store in a dark, airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.
- Brew coffee as you normally would. I use 4 to 4 ½ tablespoons of coffee per 6 cups of water in my drip coffee maker.
This sounds like a festive drink for after holiday dinners! Merry Christmas, Kristine!
This coffee would go perfectly with dessert after a dinner party! Merry Christmas to you, too!
This looks like the perfect drink to enjoy on Christmas morning! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Cate! Merry Christmas to you, too!
I am going to totally make this for my coffee-loving husband!
Yay!! I hope he loves it!
I still can’t believe Christmas is almost here either, it feels like we were just celebrating Thanksgiving. I love this gingerbread coffee, such a great idea! Hope you have a Merry Christmas 🙂
Merry Christmas, Danielle! I hope you have a wonderful next few days!
I can’t believe that Christmas is only two days away! I’m happy, yet sad at the same time beacuse it will be over soon. This coffee sounds incredible, Kristine! What a great idea to make your own instead of buying the store-bought kind. Gorgeous pictures, too! Pinned!
I feel the same way about Christmas being so close. I could wait another week, I think, to enjoy the anticipation and preparations a little more. 🙂
You have made the best gingerbread recipes this year! I love them all!
Thanks so much, Annie! You are too kind! 🙂
Kristine, what a fun flavor for coffee!! Love your pics too 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Serene! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Now that’s a gorgeous cup of holiday joe, Kristine!
The only thing better than a cup of coffee in the morning is gingerbread coffee! I have to give this a try being the gingerbread fanatic that I am, and I need a side of those darling little gingerbread boys, too! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Kristine, and Happy New Year’s!
I have been a total gingerbread fanatic this holiday season! I’m not quite ready to stop with the gingerbread. 🙂 Happy New Year!!
This looks delicious! Perfect for this season ^^
Thank you, Sarah! It’s fun to have an extra-special cup of coffee to celebrate!
I’m totally wishing I had a cup of this right now! Looks delicious!
Thanks, Nancy! I’m sure I’ll keep drinking this for a while even after the holiday season is over!
Love this coffee.. sounds a great twist to the traditional one. Will definitely give it a try.
Thanks, Ella! I just finished drinking my morning cup of this gingerbread coffee. I think you’ll love it!
What a perfect way to start off the day! Yummy!
Thanks, Julie! Happy New Year!
Found this on Pinterest this week and made a batch for the next morning….I am hooked! I love flavoured coffee and this was fantastic, thank you so much for sharing.
I am so glad you are enjoying this coffee, Marilyn! Thanks for leaving a comment to let me know. Your kind words made my day. 🙂
This chilly weather has me totally craving for a big cup of this coffee… Yum!
It’s my favorite this time of year!
I tried the gingerbread coffee from Dunkin Donuts this morning and it was a total disappointment! I’ve been flavoring my coffee with cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, etc. So this will be a perfect recipe to add into my rotation 🙂
Hi, how would this work? I’m guessing the spices mix will fall to the bottom of the container of coffee beans, should one try to get an even scoop of beans & spice mix when making coffee or do the spices infuse into the beans and the spices themselves should be discarded? What is the benefit of doing it this way, compared to just making a cup of normal coffee & then adding these spices then? Tnx! Does sound really yummy 🙂
The spices are mixed into ground coffee, not coffee beans, so they don’t fall to the bottom. The advantage to doing it this way is that the coffee is infused with the spices as it goes through the drip coffeemaker. I’m not sure how well the spices would dissolve if you stirred them into coffee – you might get a somewhat chalky texture.
Thanks for sharing! Was craving gingerbread coffee, just mixed this together this morning! On the spot to replace trader Joe’s gingerbread coffee! Thank you so much!
Kristine, thanks so much for this gingerbread coffee recipe!! It’s the first time I had a coffee that actually tasted like gingerbread. This is so cool, now I can have actual gingerbread coffee, yay!!! ?
I’ve tried that. It was amazing. I am so happy about that recipe.
This looks so good! What a fun drink to make for guests during the holidays!
This recipe is delicious! Even better than the Starbucks ground gingerbread flavor.