My Instant Pot Gingerbread Syrup is for you! The recipe infuses all the flavors of gingerbread into maple syrup, so there’s no processed sugar.
It’s also great in warmed non-dairy milk as a hot chocolate alternative.
Looking for a few good winter flavors to spice up your coffee, tea, or pancakes? This is it.
Watch my gingerbread coffee syrup recipe web story here.
How Do I Make Instant Pot Gingerbread Syrup?
There are many ways to make a syrup and in this Instant Pot Gingerbread Syrup, we make it in our electric pressure cooker.
I also wanted to use a less refined sweetener so this has a base of maple syrup. And you can even use an alternative sweetener if you want.
You do not need the most expensive maple syrup, in fact, I’d go for the bargain one since you’re adding flavor.
The easiest substitute is to use equal parts water and vegan sugar in place of the maple syrup, and it will make a simple syrup/
How Do You Make a Gingerbread Latte Like the One from Starbucks?
Starbucks adds its syrup to espresso and steamed milk of choice, then tops it with whipped cream and a pinch of ground nutmeg.
A grande size has 2 shots of espresso, 2 to 3 pumps of syrup, and lots of steamed milk of choice with just a little foam on top.
If you want to do more than just heat your milk up on the stove, you can try one of these milk-steaming options:
I think my homemade gingerbread syrup recipe is better because you control the amount of spice and the sweetener you use.
That way you can make it just the way you like it, and I use cold brew coffee in place of the expresso because it’s easier on my stomach.
But Starbucks’ gingerbread syrup is vegan if you need one on the fly.
What Can I Use In Place of the Maple Syrup?
If you use maple syrup you may be thinking that this is a very expensive recipe. You can usually grab a bottle for under $6 and that’s still less than a fancy bottle of pre-made coffee or drink syrup.
I recommend that you use the cheaper maple syrup for this since you are using it mostly as a sweet base instead of needing to taste all those maple syrup notes.
Take a look at my recipe for Instant Pot Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange. It uses coconut sugar or vegan raw sugar. You would just switch out the ingredients that you are infusing into the mixtures.
Another option is to make a simple syrup. You don’t need to make it before you start this recipe. Just sub 1 cup vegan sugar for the maple syrup.
It will dissolve into the water while it’s cooking, so that’s the only thing you need to change.
How To Use Gingerbread Syrup
My first choice is to use it in hot coffee or tea, but it’s also lovely drizzled over pancakes, waffles, or French toast too!
You can also mix into warmed unsweetened nondairy milk for a caffeine-free option to hot chocolate.
It’s great drizzled over cooked sweet potato (whole or cut into chunks) or over poached apples or pears.
Make a shake by blending it with nondairy milk, a teaspoon of ground chia seeds – then add crushed ice and blend until smooth in your blender!
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- Vegan Instant Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup
- Fall Spice Infused Maple Syrup
Instant Pot Gingerbread Syrup
- Place all the ingredients to a glass mason jar and cover with foil. You can put parchment under the foil if you don’t want it to come into contact with your syrup.
- Add the water to your Instant Pot liner and then put the rack in that came with it.
- Put the mason jar on the rack. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Let the pressure release naturally. Once the jar is cool, pour the contents through a fine mesh strainer and then put in a storage jar.
- Store in the jar in the fridge.