Gingerbread Steamer

With the seasonal flavors of brown sugar and molasses, these Gingerbread Steamers are the perfect warm drink for a quiet evening by the fire. I’m one of 12 food bloggers Cooking Together to #GiveGallons to those in need this holiday season!

With the seasonal flavors of brown sugar and molasses, these Gingerbread Steamers are the perfect warm drink for a quiet evening by the fire.

Gingerbread is one of our family’s favorite seasonal flavors so I knew that I wanted to create a Gingerbread Steamer recipe for the American Dairy Association Mideast and participate in a great cause. Milk steamers are the perfect beverage to serve during the holidays because they are enjoyed by children and adults alike. If you enjoy gingerbread you will love this warm cup of comfort!

Warm Gingerbread Steamer Recipe

I can’t ever in my life remember a time that I looked in my refrigerator and didn’t find milk. Sadly, many are not so fortunate. I was surprised to learn that nutrient-rich milk remains one of the most requested and least available items at our country’s food banks.

Gingerbread Steamer Recipe with frothed milk


So I’m starting off this holiday season asking you (yes YOU!) to deliver the gift of milk to those who need it most in your community. Head to your local food bank or donate online through the Great American Milk Drive. I know that this space here is valuable and I don’t often come to you with requests, so please know that this is close to my heart.

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A few years a go I had the pleasure of touring Ohio’s dairy farms. I even got to feed that baby calf pictured above! I can tell you that all of the dairy farmers I met were committed to bringing you safe, nutritious, milk and dairy products. Nutritionists recommend 3 servings of milk a day, but 46 million Americans served by Feeding America only get on average 1 gallon of milk ALL year.

Gingerbread Steamer Recipe

If you are not in a place where you can help financially I have good news!

Like, share or comment on this recipe and others on the American Dairy Association Mideast’s Facebook fanpage, and $1 will be donated to the Great American Milk Drive, through Dec. 12. Put milk on the tables of families in your area and across America! You don’t even have to leave my site- just click “like” from here!

Gingerbread Steamer


Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

With the seasonal flavors of brown sugar and molasses, these Gingerbread Steamers are the perfect warm drink for a quiet evening by the fire.


2 cups milk
2 Tablespoons molasses
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
frothed milk or fresh whipped cream


  • In a medium saucepan warm milk, molasses, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice until just boiling, stirring continuously.
  • Remove from heat immediately and stir in vanilla.
  • Serve with additional frothed milk or fresh whipped cream.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen 

Gingerbread Steamer Recipe


Participating blogger recipes:

Eggnog Latte | Gingerbread Steamer | Sausage Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Cheese Platter 101 | Cheesy Mushroom Puff Pastry Bites| Hot Bruschetta Dip | Slow Cooker Reuben Dip | Monte Cristo Lasagna | Chicken and Mushroom Casserole with Crispy Panko Topping | Skinny Chocolate Peppermint Mousse | Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip | Coconut Pistachio Crepe Cake

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I own and use this handheld frother almost every day- I LOVE it.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the American Dairy Association, Mideast. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!
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- Katrina

23 Responses to “Gingerbread Steamer”

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — December 2, 2014 at 6:41 am

    These look like the perfect afternoon pick me up! It’s freezing here today, can’t wait to try these!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 2, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Oh my goodness these are so cute I can’t stand it!!!!!

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    Amanda — December 2, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Katrina, this is GORGEOUS! You are so dang talented. I am in awe of the recipe and these pictures and you!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — December 2, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Oh my gosh! These are JUST beautiful!! I want to drink 6 this cold morning!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — December 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Steamers use to my favorite afternoon treat while working at Starbucks! I could only handle so many lattes but vanilla steamers…like a dessert! I can’t wait to try this fall inspired drink!

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    Erin+|+The+Law+Student's+Wife — December 2, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Gingerbread is one of my favorite flavors too! This looks PERFECT for the icy weather where having in WI!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — December 2, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I’m so happy its December and we can put gingerbread in everything! Love this drink. And for a good cause = even better!

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    Jennie+@themessybakerblog — December 2, 2014 at 9:41 am

    These steamers are absolutely gorgeous! Love the wee little gingerbread guy. Pinned.

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    Mariana @The Candid Kitchen — December 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

    How cute are those mini gingerbread men?!?! Great to raise awareness while making delicious drinks too x

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    heather @french press — December 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

    this sounds perfect on a rainy day like today!

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    Stephanie @ Back for Seconds — December 2, 2014 at 11:36 am

    GORGEOUS! Seriously stunning, girl, and they look so so yummy!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    This gingerbread steamer looks like a perfect way to stay warm during these chilly mornings!

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    sheila — December 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    what a great post!

    Gingerbread is one of our favorites as well! This steamer looks dreamy 😉

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — December 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    First of all…holy awesome pictures! They are stunning! Second…holy awesome drink! This is one crazy good sounding (and looking) drink! Perfect for these chilly holiday nights!

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    Alison — December 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Just made this with my kids and WOW! It was fantastic! My son’s response was ‘how did you get it to taste like a cookie??’ Definitely a keeper recipe!

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    Garlic Girl — December 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had one of these right now!

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    Beverly T. — December 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    This looks sooo good! Wherever did you get those cute little gingerbread men?? Adorbs!!

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    Carla — December 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I’m a huge gingerbread coffee fan, but I don’t drink coffee at night because of the caffeine. This steamer sounds like the perfect solution. Also it’s very touching that you and the American Dairy Association are giving back this Christmas.

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    Liz Fourez — December 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, delicious recipe… I love it all! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us, Katrina! Pinned!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — December 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Look at that frothy goodness! I love to see the Give Gallons campaign spreading around. What a great way to give back.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I am totally making these for my family soon! So delicious!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — December 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Oh, how I love molasses…this drink sounds incredible. And what a great partnership with the ADA!

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    Lillie — August 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

    yummy!!!perfect afternoon pick me up! It’s freezing here today, can’t wait to try these!

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