Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day with a Frosty Gingerbread Frappe

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and affection, calls for something special and heartwarming. This year, let’s step beyond the conventional and spice up your romantic day with a delightful twist – the Frosty Gingerbread Frappe. Just like love, gingerbread combines a mix of exciting spices and sweetness, creating a perfect metaphor for a relationship that’s both spicy and sweet. So, create a moment to remember with this unique and flavourful frappe. Not only will it offer a delightful surprise to your loved one, but it will also add an extra layer of warmth and spice to your celebration of love.


To elevate a coffee drink, we have to start with the coffee itself. We’re going to make our coffee with espressos today. Wonderchef has been knocking kitchen appliances out of the park for years now. So when they announced their foray into the coffee making machines, I was really excited. Espressos at home with my very own machine? Yes please! Their range of coffee machines include espresso machines, capsule machines, bean-to-cup machines and so much more. What sets Wonderchef apart is the affordability of their products which make high quality coffee-making accessible to home cooks across India. The Wonderchef Regalia 15 Bar Espresso Machine brings the coffee shop home to you. It’s so easy to install and operate and to help out those completely new to the coffee game, Wonderchef even has amazing instructional videos on Youtube.

A good frappe must be shaken, blended or beaten till it’s frothy and thick. When I hear the words shaken, blended and beaten, I automatically think of the Nutri-blend Smart! It’s powerful enough to break down the ice and all you need to do is fill your jar, push a button and let the fully automatic Nutri-blend Smart do all the heavy lifting in the background! Any cold coffee aficionado will tell you that the best part of a cold coffee is that lovely froth that’s created while blending. I got as much froth as coffee! Gingerbread coffees are usually topped with whipped cream but thanks to the Nutri-blend Smart’s frothy capabilities, we’re not going to need that extra topping (and calories!).

Unlike traditional simple syrups that adopt a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar, this recipe is altered to intentionally reduce the sugar content. This allows the syrup to impart more flavour to the coffee without making it overly sweet. It also makes a thinner syrup that’s easily mixed into drinks. Use it to spice up your espresso martinis, hot chocolates or even your regular cup of coffee in the morning. This time of year, it also makes for the perfect gift! It’s an easy to make and thoughtful gift you can give your friends and family for Christmas.

Molasses gives the syrup a more complex flavour that gingerbread syrup is known for. It’s slightly bitter and crucial to the recipe. However, if you can’t get your hands on some, you can still make a stellar syrup with just the muscovado sugar. If even muscovado sugar is hard to get a hold of, try using dark brown sugar. There’s always a substitute available so don’t let one ingredient hold you back!


Makes: ¾ cup of Syrup & 1 Serving of Coffee

Time: 25 minutes active & 1 hour inactive

For the Syrup
1 cup Water
½ cup Muscovado Sugar
3 Tbsp Treacle Molasses
1 Cinnamon Stick
5-6 Allspice berries
5-6 Cloves
5-6 Black Peppercorns
¼ tsp Nutmeg

For the Gingerbread Cold Coffee
½ cup Ice
½ cup Milk
2 tbsp Gingerbread Syrup
2 Shots Espresso (60ml or ¼ cup)

Gingerbread Syrup

  1. Place all Ingredients in a heavy bottomed saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to stand and infuse for 1 hour.
  4. Once cooled, strain and transfer to a clean jar.

Gingerbread Cold Coffee

  1. Prepare a double shot of espresso in the Regalia 15 Bar Espresso Machine.
  2. Allow the espresso to cool.
  3. Add the ice, milk, syrup and cooled espresso to the Nutri-blend Smart Jar and select the smoothie mode.
  4. Transfer immediately to a large glass and serve.

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