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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Prep Time:

15 min

Cook Time:


6 to 8 servings


About the Recipe


  • 6 cups milk

  • 1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  • 7 ounces good quality milk chocolate, chopped

  • Whipped cream, for serving

  • Mini marshmallows, for serving


Step 1

Combine the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon nutmeg and allspice in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar, cocoa powder and spices are dissolved and the milk is steaming, about 5 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a boil. Whisk in the chopped chocolate a little at a time until smooth. Divide among 6 to 8 mugs and garnish with whipped cream and mini marshmallows.


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