Lifestyle | My Gingerbread Flat White

Today I thought I’d share with you all one of my favourite drinks of all time, especially when I’m in need of a boost! And by boost I mean a hell of a lot of caffeine. I absolutely love coffee, and making it at that. There are so many different types of coffee you can make and extras you can add to make it your own. I first found flat white coffees at Starbucks, which I must say are amazing! Basically a flat white is very similar to a latte or cappuccino, however a smaller quantity of milk, therefore more coffee. There is also a difference in texture to the milk, the foam has to be ‘micro foam’, meaning very small bubbles and a more velvety consistency. My take on this drink is adding gingerbread syrup to give it that extra yumminess! 


To start your flat white, you need a few bits and bobs. First of all your coffee machine, or percolator if you don’t have one. Make a double shot espresso (or triple if you dare) and pour it into a medium sized mug. Add your gingerbread syrup. Then steam your milk making sure that you aren’t creating a foam like you would with a cappuccino and once the milk is done, tap your jug on the work surface to remove any large air bubbles. Next, slowly pour onto your shots of espresso. You don’t need much milk as the whole purpose is more coffee to milk ratio. If you are really cleaver, at this point you can create a form of latte art, which I am yet to learn! 

I am sure there are many people who do this completely different, but as I mentioned this is just my way to make it, and I would love to hear your interpretations and methods! So give it a try! You may just discover your new favourite coffee. 

Thanks for reading xx

gianniC

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