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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is Christmas in a cup! It’s like drinking a chocolate gingerbread cookie! Light the fire, turn on Christmas music, and pour a cup of our gingerbread hot chocolate while you decorate Christmas cookies and hang ornaments on the tree!
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Homemade hot chocolate is SO much better than pre-made hot cocoa. The gingerbread flavor of this recipe makes this the BEST hot chocolate you will ever make! A warm drink with the taste of the holidays warms everyone’s spirit!
- Whole milk (or oat milk)
- Cocoa powder
- Brown sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground allspice
Homemade Hot Chocolate
In a saucepan, add all the ingredients. It is important to note that milk can burn very easily. So, be attentive to the milk as it heats up. To prevent burning, whisk the milk regularly as it gets hot.
Use a whisk to combine all the ingredients and place the pot over medium heat. This is where the scents of the holiday season begin to fill up the kitchen! The gingerbread spice mix elevates a traditional hot cocoa mix and smells SO good!
Allow the hot chocolate to come to a simmer while whisking the mixture. Again, it’s important to regularly stir the chocolate mixture to prevent burning. Now is the time to start up some of your favorite Christmas movies and get the couch ready with cozy blankets. Hot drinks are always better with Christmas lights glowing!
Remove the gingerbread hot chocolate from the heat and serve in mugs. You can top the cocoa with marshmallows, whipped cream, a gingerbread cookie, chocolate shavings, candy canes, or all of the above! This is a wonderful hot chocolate for a hot cocoa bar or a hot chocolate dessert board.
More Christmas Recipes by The Blogette to Try Next
- Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
- Kitchen Sink Christmas Cookies
- M&M Christmas Tree Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookie Bars
- Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- large pot
- Measuring spoons
- measuring cup
- 4 cups whole milk (or oat milk)
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
- 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoons ground ginger
- ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoons ground allspice
- Pinch of satl
- Marshmallows for serving
- In a medium pot, add all the ingredients.
- Use a whisk to combine all the ingredients and place the pot over medium heat.
- Allow the hot chocolate to come to a simmer while regularly whisking the mixture.
- Remove from heat and serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.