Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Last Updated on December 6, 2022 by Jacqueline Rafidi

There’s no better way to enjoy the holiday season than sipping on some gingerbread hot chocolate watching your favorite movie.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Ahhh doesn’t hot chocolate just set the mood for a Christmasy evening? I truly think there is something special about sipping on a warm drink, under a cozy blanket with some fuzzy socks on, Christmas tree lights twinkling and a movie in the background. It just makes me happy!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

This gingerbread hot chocolate takes the best of both worlds, the comfort of hot chocolate with the spice of gingerbread. Forget the store bought mixes. If you have a bar of chocolate that you love on hand – don’t we all? I feel like its mandatory to always have some sort of chocolate on hand – some milk, heavy cream, molasses and spices, you’re ready to make this!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Making this gingerbread hot chocolate special

Start by lightly boiling your milk, heavy cream, molasses, salt and cloves (if you’re using whole cloves – if you’re using ground, hold them till the end with the rest of the spices).

Once it starts to bubble, lower the heat and add in your chocolate, vanilla and all your spices. SO SIMPLE!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

I love serving this with some fresh whipped cream that I whipped with some powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and a little (store bought) gingerbread man for dunking. It’s just too good.

I also love how these pictures came out. Totally sets the vibe that I was going for which makes me happy!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Try these other cozy holiday drinks

Sahlab – The Arab equivalent to hot chocolate
Apple Cider Hot Chocolate
Arabic Sage Tea

When you make this gingerbread hot chocolate, comment down below and rate this recipe to let me know your thoughts! Also share a picture or tag me on Instagram @thebitewithjackie, I love seeing your remakes!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

A decadent hot chocolate with the warming spices of gingerbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


For the hot chocolate

  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cloves or small pinch of ground cloves
  • 3 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of black pepper

For serving

  • Fresh whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Gingerbread cookie


  • Add the milk, heavy cream, molasses, salt and cloves (if using) to a small pot. Whisk slightly and bring to a light boil
  • Once at a light boil, lower the heat to a simmer, add in the chocolate, vanilla and spices. Whisk together well until cohesive. Pour into cups and serve with fresh whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a gingerbread cookie. Enjoy!
Keyword Gingerbread, Gingerbread Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate

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