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a glass mug filled with gingerbread hot chocolate topped with whipped cream
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5 from 6 votes

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: desserts, drink
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 230kcal


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve hot with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired.


Calories: 230kcal