5 from 6 votes
a glass mug filled with gingerbread hot chocolate topped with whipped cream
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

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
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 230 kcal
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
  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.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.