Gingerbread hot chocolate with whipped cream in Christmas themed cup and saucer

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Beth Le Manach
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6


A delicious Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Recipe perfect for holiday entertaining or Christmas morning breakfast!


6 cup (1440ml) of whole milk

1 cup (240ml) half and half

1 cup (240ml)milk chocolate chips

6 cinnamon sticks for garnish

Gingerbread Whipped Cream

2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream

1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla

1 tbsp (7 g)  powder sugar

1/4 tsp (0.5 g) ground ginger

¾ tsp (2 g) cinnamon

¼ tsp (1 g) allspice

¼ tsp cloves (.0.5 g)  ground


For gingerbread cream, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whip until stiff peaks form.

For hot chocolate, place milk, and half and half in a large sauce pan, set on simmer.  Once it begins to warm add chocolate chips.  Stir with a whisk until chocolate is completely dissolved.

Garnish with gingerbread cream on top, and 1 cinnamon stick for a stirrer.


You can make the whipped cream ahead of time. Place in a air-tight container and store in the refrigerator

You can also make the hot chocolate ahead of time. Place in a glass pitcher and either heat in the microwave until hot, or pour back in to the sauce pan.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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