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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Recipe

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This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

Is there anything better than a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night? Not in my world! When I was little, we often went sledding in the vacant lot across the street from my house, and spent the whole afternoon sledding down the hill over and over. When we finally came back home, exhausted and half-frozen, my mom was always waiting with a big pot of homemade hot chocolate. It tasted heavenly and went a long way towards warming up those little fingers and toes. Now that I’m the mom, I take my hot chocolate responsibilities seriously! 🙂 This gingerbread hot chocolate is one of our favorites, and is especially fun to make during the holiday season. It’s simple and delicious, and everyone loves it!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts, drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients

for the gingerbread syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

for the hot chocolate:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the water, brown sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and simmer 10 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, half and half, vanilla, and salt. Add the chocolate chips. Heat, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot. Add the gingerbread syrup and whisk to combine.
  3. Serve hot with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired.

This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

My kids are sprinkle-obsessed and would each pretty much anything if I put sprinkles on it, so of course they are a must on our hot chocolate. We’ve tried it with homemade whipped cream, and the spray stuff from a can, and it’s delicious either way.

This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

This gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect way to keep everyone warm and cozy this holiday season!

This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

For more delicious gingerbread recipes, be sure to check out some of our favorites below:

Gingerbread Waffles | Chocolate Gingerbread Cake | Warm Gingerbread Cake

This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to celebrate the holiday season! So creamy and smooth, with a sweet gingerbread flavor!

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