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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!

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  • 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
  • Optional:
  • 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
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Step 1

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.

Step 2

Meanwhile: Whip the cream with sugar and set aside for later.

Step 3

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).

Step 4

Pour into mugs and serve topped with whipped cream, gingerbread sugar (mix gingerbread spice with superfine sugar) and/or gingerbread syrup.

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