Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

By Erika on November 25th, 2016 / / 8 Comments

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa | The Hopeless Housewife

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  If not, this will do the trick. Gingerbread Hot Cocoa is like drinking a chocolate gingerbread cookie! It’s Christmas in a cup if I ever saw one.

You know every year by the time Christmas is over I am REALLY Christmased out…like, don’t even TRY to bring me a cup of Christmas on the night of the 26th, I have already started to think about what salad creations I am going to make because I have had a little TOO much comfort, a little TOO much Christmas. But that time hasn’t come yet- boy, I am going gung-ho with the red and green, the elves, the peppermint…send it ALL my way. And bring me as many cups of Christmas right now as you want.


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa 2 | The Hopeless Housewife


Yield: Makes 4 hot cocoas

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • whipped cream for topping


In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat milk. While warming the milk, combine the cocoa powered, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk into the milk until hot. Serve with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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  • Steph Mirren says:

    Oh my, this was YUMMY! Keeping this recipe for all holiday events!

  • Kim Henrichs says:

    Do want!!

  • Jennifer says:

    OMG- I am making this Christmas morning for the kids. I just made it after Thanksgiving dinner and it was amazing! Brings me back to my childhood.

  • Claire Stange says:

    Thank you for this recipe– This really got me in the Christmas spirit when drinking this!

  • Jacquie L says:

    This is SO delicious!! I topped mine with nutmeg and it was a big hit!

  • Reba says:

    Hi! I would like to know the brand of the mug shown here!

  • Emily says:

    I plan to make this for my family on Christmas Eve. What kind of mini-ginger cookies did you use?

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