Vitamix: Day 5 / Gingerbread Latte

It’s December 1st, which means CHRISTMAS.

I try not to get all festive until December 1st, but damnit, it’s hard.  (And I cheated.  I started listening to Christmas music on the 28th.)  We are finally “allowed” to put up our dorky little tree and a few lights.  My boyfriend says there’s no point in decorating when neither of us are home during the holidays.  He’s probably right, but CHRISTMAS.

VITAMIXMAS.  I noticed that the Vitamix cookbook has a recipe for pumpkin lattes, but I’m so over pumpkin this year, so I was trying to think about what kind of Christmasy latte I could make instead.  Maybe candy cane?  Or egg nog?  Then I saw a post on Chocolate Covered Katie about gingerbread lattes.  YESSSSSSS.

I haven’t had coffee in a while, because I wasn’t sure if the caffeine was bad for my autoimmune issues.  But screw it, because CHRISTMAS.

This recipe is basically a mixture of Katie‘s and Vitamix’s.

Gingerbread Latte

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup hot brewed coffee
1 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cane sugar

  1. Put all ingredients in the Vitamix.  Turn onto variable 1, quickly increase to 10 and then high.  Run until hot (about 5-7 minutes).

Don’t do what I did and leave it on and then walk away to do something else because this will happen:

It probably would have been more awesome with a mountain of whipped cream, but it was delicious!  Much better after last night’s sauce disaster.


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