Gingerbread Spiced Syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp stevia, liquid or powdered
1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, sliced
1 cinnamon stick
8 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water and stevia. Stir in ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, peppercorns, and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then remove the spice with a slotted spoon. Pour about 1 tablespoon into your coffee, tea or favorite beverage. Savor and enjoy!
Phase 3: You can use this in coffee or lattes, make a steamed milk drink, pour into tea. Hot mulled ciders and wine. Drizzle into whipped cream, yogurt, homemade ice cream.
Phase 4: Brush onto muffins or cakes, use as a pancake syrup and pour into your oatmeal.