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Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

Making your own homemade gingerbread syrup will add a special touch to your holiday season.

This rich syrup imparts a warm, gingerbread flavor to your favorite foods and beverages, enriched with hints of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. The viscous, shiny syrup can be poured over your favorite holiday treats.

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But it’s not just for Christmas; add a festive touch to everyday meals like breakfast. Use it to elevate your pancakes, bread, cocktails, and even afternoon coffee or tea.

Similar to demerara syrup, this recipe is a breeze to make. It requires only a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps. Plus, preparing it in advance and storing it for future use is incredibly convenient.

Now that you know how to make your own gingerbread syrup, you can save big bucks by avoiding store-bought bottles!

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup – Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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  • This recipe can spice up your ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or other baked goods.
  • Pour this on your latte and have a homemade Starbucks gingerbread latte right at home.
  • You can also use this gingerbread syrup for your cocktails like martini.
  • This will make your meal times more cheerful and cozy for the holidays.
  • This recipe is also customizable and easy to make. You can add more spices if you like!

Ingredients For Gingerbread Simple Syrup:

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  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 6 pcs cloves
  • 2 pcs cinnamon sticks 
  • 2-inch ginger

How To Make Gingerbread Syrup

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  1. Peel the ginger and cut it into thin slices then set it aside. In a small saucepan add the brown sugar and water.
  2. Add the cloves and cinnamon sticks to the sugar-water mixture.
  3. Add the ginger as well and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it starts to simmer, turn the heat to low.
  4. Simmer and stir for 10 minutes until the syrup thickens and all the sugar is dissolved. Then turn off the heat. Let it cool down for 10 minutes then it is ready for use.

What Is Gingerbread Syrup

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Gingerbread syrup is a spiced syrup that’s made with ingredients associated with gingerbread cookies. It is a delicious and versatile syrup that can be used in various ways.

It has a warm and comforting taste with a strong gingerbread flavor. It is sweet and infused with spices like fresh ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

This syrup has a smooth, and pourable texture, similar to molasses and other flavored syrups such as demerara syrup. It is viscous enough to drizzle over various snacks and desserts.

Gingerbread syrup is usually associated with the holiday season making it popular during Christmas and the winter season overall. It’s also great for special occasions when you want to add warmth and nostalgia to your meals.

Gingerbread itself has a long history. The concept of gingerbread houses and cookies became widespread in Germany during the 16th century.

The idea of turning it into a syrup likely evolved as a way to capture the delicious taste and aroma of gingerbread in liquid form for various culinary applications.

While gingerbread syrup might not have a specific place of origin, it’s closely tied to the traditions of gingerbread baking and the flavors associated with it, particularly in European and North American cuisines.

Ways To Use This Homemade Simple Syrup

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This syrup recipe can be used in a variety of culinary applications. Let’s take a look at them:

🥞 Pancakes and waffles – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And a drizzle of this on your favorite breakfast food will make it more appetizing. Imagine gingerbread waffles. Move over maple syrup!

🥞 French toast – Use this to add gingerbread flavoring to your French toast. Perfect for brunch or as a snack.

🥞 Ice cream and other desserts – If you have plain vanilla ice cream spice it up with a drizzle of this. You can also sweeten things up like biscuits, cakes, and pies.

🥞 Coffee and tea – This is amazing for a cold winter day. Gingerbread latte or gingerbread flavored tea can really warm you up.

Whether store-bought or homemade, this syrup is a wonderful addition to your kitchen and can enhance a wide range of dishes and beverages with its warm and spicy character.

Tips, Variations, And Substitutions

🍨 Vanilla – by adding vanilla bean or extract to this recipe you can add a sweeter aroma to your syrup.

🍨 Allspice – This is the ready-made version of the spices used here. It’s made of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. it has a fruity bitter taste and can be storebought. Use this for convenience. Note that different brands of allspice have different blends check and explore the ones that suit your taste.

🍨 Ground ginger – if you don’t have fresh ginger on hand you can use this as a substitute to make your syrup as well. It has the same sweet, peppery, warm taste.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How To Store Homemade Gingerbread Syrup?

Keep your syrup in a tightly sealed freezer-safe mason jar. If you keep it in the fridge a batch of this recipe will last for 2 weeks if stored properly. If keep it in the freezer it can last for 2 months.

What Dishes Can This Syrup Make Festive?

Spoon this syrup over your favorite breakfast item like pancakes or waffles. It can also upgrade your toast, pies, cookies, and other baked goods. Elevate your ham with this recipe as the glaze, or use it on beverages and cocktails like coffee, tea, or even martinis.

Is Gingerbread Syrup Recipe Vegan?

It is absolutely a good fit for vegan and vegetarian diets.

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Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

This rich, aromatic blend of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves infuses warmth into your favorite treats. Easy to make, this syrup adds a festive touch to pancakes, cocktails, and more. Save big by creating your own delectable concoction!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 87kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 pc clove
  • 2 pc cinnamon sticks
  • 2 inch ginger


  • 1.  Peel the ginger and slice it thinly. Add water and brown sugar to a sauce pan.
  • 2. Add cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • 3. Add chopped ginger and bring it to a boil, then turn to low-heat.
  • 4. Simmering and stirring for 10 minutes then off the heat. The syrup is ready to go.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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