Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

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Take in the holiday season with this Gingerbread Hot Chocolate recipe we found from Cravings of a Lunatic! This festive drink combines cocoa with a sweet yet savory gingerbread flavor. Pair your movie marathon with a delightful beverage that brings a little bit of a twist to a holiday classic!

Equipment

3-Quart Saucepan

Whisk

Mugs

INGREDIENTS

The following is for 4 servings of hot chocolate:

6 cups chocolate milk

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons Biscoff spread or any brand of cookie butter

3 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Toppings

½ cup mini marshmallows

4 cinnamon sticks for garnish and stirring

4 mini gingerbread men for garnish and dunking

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine the chocolate milk, cocoa powder, brown sugar, Biscoff spread, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large saucepan.

Turn the burner on medium heat and cook while stirring occasionally until the sugar and Biscoff dissolve completely. Do not overcook and do not boil. You don’t want to scald the hot chocolate.

Cook until the mixture is steaming and is warmed thoroughly. This should take about 5 minutes or so. One small tip is to remove a small amount of the hot chocolate with a ladle so you can test it prior to removing the saucepan from the heat. This allows you to check the flavor and the temperature in case either needs adjusting.

Next, remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the hot chocolate into mugs. I recommend filling each mug ¾ full so there is still room for add-ins like marshmallows.

For a nice finishing touch you can top each mug with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and some cocoa powder over top. Finally, add a cinnamon stick for stirring, and a gingerbread man for dunking.

SHANE CHRISTOPHER

Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.