Gingerbread Spiced Coffee Syrup

This is a delightful spicy syrup that you can use to spice up coffee, tea, apple cider, you name it, it's all good! Add a tablespoon to your favorite beverage, or use it in whipped cream, or brush it on cakes. Drizzle it on yogurt, oatmeal, or pancakes - the possibilities are endless!

Yield

1 cup (16 servings)

Ingredients

1 cup water
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, sliced
1 cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces
8 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, sugar, and honey. Stir in ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, peppercorns, and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve, or double layer cheesecloth.

Additional Information

For Chai flavors, you can add 6 green cardamom pods and 2 stars of star anise.

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