Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Homemade gingerbread hot chocolate is the perfect Christmas drink! This gingerbread spice infused hot chocolate warms you up & gets you into the festive mood!
- 2 cups Water
- 1½ Cinnamon Sticks
- 4 Whole Allspice Berries
- 6 Whole Cloves
- 5 tbsp Brown Sugar
- Fresh Ginger (1.5inch long)
- 1 cup Whipping Cream
- 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
- 2 cups Milk
- 4 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Gingerbread Syrup , optional to your taste
- 1 tsp Gingerbread Spice Mix , optional – for sprinkling
- 1 tbsp Superfine Sugar
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly
Adapted from happyfoodstube.com
In a medium sauce pan combine water, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, sugar and slices fresh ginger (skin removed). Bring this to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 7-10 minutes or until the syrup is infused with the spices.
Meanwhile: Whip the cream with sugar and set aside for later.
Taste the syrup and if you are happy with the taste, add milk and cocoa powder. Whisk until well combined. Bring to a boil and cook for about a minute. Turn off and remove the spices (either with a spoon or strain the drink through a cheese cloth).
Pour into mugs and serve topped with whipped cream, gingerbread sugar (mix gingerbread spice with superfine sugar) and/or gingerbread syrup.