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toasted marshmallow over hot chocolate with a gingerbread cookie

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Lauren
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Throw on your coziest, comfiest clothes and settle into a cup of gingerbread hot chocolate!  Creamy, rich milk chocolate infused with just the right amount of spice under a sea of your favorite hot chocolate toppings.



  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips


  1. Mix. In a medium saucepan, mix together the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, molasses, and spices over medium to medium-low heat.
  2. Melt. Add in the chocolate. Whisk until melted and have combined with the chocolate, milk, and spices.
  3. Simmer. Bring to just barely a simmer, or whichever temperature you prefer. Garnish with marshmallows, fluff, peppermint, or just your favorite topping!


  • Grab the kitchen torch (aff link) and toast those marshmallows for an extra special treat!
  • Category: Non-alcoholic
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade hot chocolate, gingerbread hot chocolate, gingerbread drinks, spicy hot chocolate

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