People, have i got something for YOU!!! Just because i love you. And latte's. Latte's are proof that God made coffee and hot milk to bless His children. Add some ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla, and your world will become very cozy and warm. A place you will want to visit many times, with me along of course, on a gingerbready wave. Who loves me? Huh? Let me hear it now........give a wave offering. Ooops, got a little mixed up with Gospel Express tent meetings.
Here you go.
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
A 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced, or a healthy dash of powdered ginger
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup hot espresso
1 cup hot milk
In small saucepan, combine water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a boil, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 15-20 minutes. Inhale and try not to fall in.
Combine espresso in a mug and add 1/4 cup of the gingerbread syrup. Top off with heated milk. If you desire, (are you kidding??!!! WE SO DESIRE!) garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with grated nutmeg. And let me tell, your eyes will roll towards heaven and you will utter a most profound thanks. For me of course, for helping you to realize what you've been missing this Christmas season. :)
I love you too. And my children REALLY love me as they sip away on large mugs. Who's their mama???!!!!