Add this gingerbread coffee syrup recipe to your DIY gift ideas list.
Make it in minutes, then wrap it up with our FREE printable Christmas gift tags.
Another gift exchange? Really?
Desperate to stay away from the crowds, you need a quick DIY gift idea.
Homemade goodies from the kitchen are always a hit. But alas, you’re not the greatest baker.
Given your recent stress level, this project HAS to be EASY!
Good News! If you have some sugar and spices on hand and can boil water, you’re in luck.
This Gingerbread Coffee Syrup is a snap to make. It’s a welcome treat for any coffee drinker, especially over the holidays. A teaspoon or two of this syrup adds variety to holiday beverages, flavors up coffee, hot cocoa, or iced coffee.
Gingerbread Coffee Syrup makes a great gift by itself, but you can combine it with a new mug, a bag of your favorite coffee beans, or some cookies. Print out your free Christmas gift tag from the project sheet and you’re all set!
Enjoy the wonderful holiday scents from this concoction that fill your kitchen! Your kids will accuse you of secretly baking cookies!
This recipe is so easy and smells so good, you may decide to double the recipe and make some to save for yourself!
Ready? Let’s go:
Homemade Gingerbread Coffee Syrup Recipe
Coffee Syrup Ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 3 small pieces of crystallized ginger (or 1″ fresh ginger, sliced)
- 1 cinnamon stick (broken in half)
- 1/2 tsp. whole peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 Easy Steps to Make Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
1. Gather the ingredients and a medium saucepan. You’ll also need a clean container to store the syrup.
By the way, if you don’t have one or two ingredients, add them to your grocery pickup or home delivery order. (Best holiday stress buster yet!)
2. Combine the ingredients and allow your Gingerbread Coffee Syrup mixture to simmer on the stovetop for about a half-hour.
Be sure to allow your homemade coffee syrup to cool completely before straining and bottling.
Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the grains of spices from the syrup. The grains won’t hurt the syrup, but less grit makes a smoother, more enjoyable cup of coffee.
3. Package your homemade Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
Transfer the syrup into clean, airtight containers. The syrup will store well in something as simple as a small mason jar.
Add a mason jar soap pump lid to convert it into a handy coffee station dispenser.
Print our Gingerbread Man gift tags on brown cardstock. Handwrite “Gingerbread Coffee Syrup” onto the back of the tag, then tie it onto the dispenser with a festive bow.
Let your gift recipient know that the Gingerbread Coffee Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
The bottled syrup alone makes a great gift, but you can also add a new mug, a bag of your favorite coffee beans, or some cookies. Now, let’s hope that you’re just as lucky as the person who gets this homemade gift!
Just think… in one short hour, you’ll have another holiday task checked off your list. Afterward, you can sit for a bit while you enjoy a warm coffee flavored with a spoonful of the unique gingerbread coffee syrup that came right out of your kitchen!
Download Your Gingerbread Coffee Syrup Recipe & Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags Project Sheet Here