Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Recipe

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate may just be the hot chocolate of your dreams. Be forewarned, it might bring visions of sugar plums dancing in your head.

If you really want to be fancy, add some real whipped cream on top, sprinkled with grated dark chocolate. The kids might prefer marshmallows.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


  • 2 cups 3.5% homogenized milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate, 70% or higher grated
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, with skin removed
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated


  • In a medium-sized pot, bring the milk to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat. Sprinkle in cocoa powder, brown sugar, and dark chocolate.
  • Continue to stir, until all ingredients are melted and combined.
  • Add the cinnamon, cloves, allspice berries, ginger, and freshly grated nutmeg.
  • Once cooled, cover the milk and place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • When ready to use, strain out the spices and reheat on the stovetop.

What kind of chocolate should I use to make Gingerbread Hot Chocolate?

Our favourite is Callebaut chocolate from Belgium.

How do I make real whipped cream?                                              

Take 1 cup of 35 % cream and 1 to 2 teaspoons of icing sugar. Whisk together in a bowl until fluffy. It will take a while but keep going. If you whip a small amount of cream with an electric mixer, you run the risk of overwhipping and splitting the cream.

Check out our original Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe with some other variations.

Or you can always stop by and visit us at PGI for one of our many hot beverages.

Have you developed a new variation on our Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe? Share it here! Happy Wintering!

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