Sep 30

Ginger Tea Latte

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = Hot + Festive Drinks!

I’m on my OB rotation right now, and the hospital I’m at is ~45-60 minutes away so my schedule is going to be pretty sporadic over the next couple weeks. I’ve also been pet-sitting this adorable ball of fluff while my friend is on vacation. Isn’t he the cutest!?


I’ve always been the resident pet-sitter between the four of us because, well, crazy cat lady/animal lover status is mine and mine alone. (Isaac has a hedgehog, Sean has a sugar glider, Mike has a chinchilla, and I have my cat.)


I was initially concerned that Muffin would eat him, but she has zero interest in Lord Snow, despite his two successful attempts at escaping his cage and roaming free across my apartment. (The first time, I saw a giant snowball of fluff scurrying across the room out of the corner of my eye.)

lord snow fluff

I managed to Macgyver some home improvements for Lord Snow and was thankfully successful! He’s since been jumping and headbutting the top of the cage in his failed attempts to escape his ginormous prison. (Hauling that thing up my narrow staircase by myself was not fun.)


Lord Snow actually has absolutely nothing to do with this recipe, but I just wanted to share because he’s so cute.

…Onwards to the recipe!

Are you a fan of ginger? 😀 I’ve liked it for as long as I can remember–in desserts (e.g. Steamed Ginger Egg CustardCoconut Ginger Ice Cream with Mango & Passionfruit), Chinese dishes of all sorts (Sweet Rice Vinegar Oxtail with Eggs with Ginger, pot stickers)…but  I especially enjoy it in hot drinks (Ginger Milk Tea or Ginger Almond Milk Tea)!

This actually tastes kinda like chai! It’s super customizable to your taste, so if you want it more ginger-y/sweet, add more ginger syrup! If you go a little too overboard on that, you can always fix it by adding more milk or steeping another tea bag. :]

5-Ingredient Ginger Tea Latte


4-Ingredient Ginger Tea Latte

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As fall weather approaches and the temperatures get chillier, there's not much better than curling up with a hot drink and a good book or movie! Try out this customizable 4-ingredient Ginger Tea Latte!

You'll Need...

  • (Ginger Syrup)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large piece ginger*, peeled + sliced
  • (Latte)
  • ~1 1/2 tbsp ginger syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups plain almond or soy milk
  • ginger or black tea bag
  • sprinkle of powdered ginger (optional
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)


  1. (Ginger Syrup) Bring water, sugar + ginger to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar, then reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for ~30-40 minutes. Remove the ginger pieces and transfer the liquid to a jar.
  2. (Latte) Heat milk in a pan or in a mug in the microwave. Steep tea bag in milk for 3-5 minutes, then pour in ginger syrup, adding more as needed.
  3. Sprinkle with powdered ginger and/or cinnamon, if desired.

Additional Notes

*You can dehydrate the reserved ginger pieces to make your own candied ginger!

ginger tea latte

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • What’s the last thing you Macgyvered?
  • Favorite hot drink?

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Join us next week for Vegetarian Awareness! (October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month!) I have a super festive fall recipe for ya! :]

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  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Love that sweet ginger syrup AND loving that big snow ball of fluff 😉
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    1. Farrah

      He’s such an adorable fluff-fluff! I’m going to miss him, but I guess I can visit him again at some point if/when my friend’s free again!

  2. Courtney

    This looks so warm and comforting and festive! LOVE.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 It’s definitely awesome to warm up with on a cold night!

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    Chinchillas are so adorable. Just don’t like it get wet…
    And this sounds amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, yeah! I’m kinda mystified as to how small he actually is without the ginormous puff of fur! :O Not going to find out, but that’s okay–he’s fun to cuddle with!

  4. Esther

    Sounds delicious.!

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :]

  5. Annmarie

    OMG that little fuzzball is the cutest! And the ginger tea latte looks amazing! Can’t wait to whip one up 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend.
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    1. Farrah

      Isn’t he!? <3!!!

      Thank you! :D! I hope you have an awesome weekend as well! Can't wait to try out your recipe! *-*

  6. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Lord is freakin’ adorable! What a fun guest. Love the Ginger Tea Latte too! I need to try this!
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    1. Farrah

      haha, he really is! 😀 I’m glad my cat’s getting along with him! (She’s pretty chill except when it comes to other cats!)

      I hope you like it! :]

  7. Melizz @ lemoncrumbs

    Yes ! I have all ingredients on hand for the ginger tea latte :), maybe I’ll try it out, it looks good. What a funny animal this lord snow. He looks very nice though ( I hope he’s nice), and bigger than i thought a chinchilla would be !

    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like it! 😀 It’s super customizable to your own taste (e.g. sweet/less sweet, ginger-y, less ginger-y, etc.).

      He’s probably a lot smaller under all the fluff, but his fur makes him look like a ginormous puff ball! He’s pretty nice–just rather skittish!

  8. Aya @ A Healthy Story

    This looks so good! I will have to make this super soon. I love that you use coconut sugar too, that’s my fave sweetener!

    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like it! I really like the coconut sugar as well–it’s actually one of the only two sweeteners I have in my apartment right now! 😛 (The other is honey! 😀 )

  9. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating

    Lord Snow is such a cute little fluffball! Ohmygoodness, I want to hold him. I love seeing new types of tea – tea is my jam. Never have been a coffee drinker, but sign me up for tea!
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    1. Farrah

      Isn’t he!?!? It’s hard to put him down after you have him in your hands because he’s so darn soft and fluffy! x_x

      I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker either (I like coffee-flavored things but I save actual-coffee for life-or-sleep situations! 😛 ). I’m all about tea too!

  10. Tianna

    Lord Snow and Muffin are so cute! This latte sounds delicious 😀
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    1. Farrah

      Aren’t they?! I’m glad they’re tolerating each other’s existence! 😛

      Thank you! :]

  11. Jess @hellotofit

    Ginger makes me oh so happy!! Looks delicious, Farrah 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! I love finding excuses to use it! 😀 + thank you! <3

  12. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    i love ginger flavor in general…so this latte is right up my alley.
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    1. Farrah

      Me too! 😀 I hope you like it if you get a chance to try it out! :]

  13. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Stopping back by to thank you for linking up to #BestofBlogs. Tweeting for you! I’d love for you to linkup next month… Friday October 28th!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much for sharing! I definitely will! <3

  14. Emily

    I do like ginger; it sounds like it would make a latte that really POPS with flavor. 🙂 And we used to have 3 chinchillas; they were so cute. <3
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    1. Farrah

      Yes indeed! 😀 I need to make more!

      They’re all sorts of adorable! <3

  15. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Sooo, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chinchilla in “real life” but I reaaaaaaaaaally really want one as they look so cute and fluffy and cuddly.
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    1. Farrah

      They are superrrr soft and cuddly! <3 My friend picked him up this weekend and now my apartment feels a lot emptier! I don't think my cat cares either way though, haha.

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