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Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Are you tired of plain old hot cocoa? Why not switch things up with a festive twist? Gingerbread hot cocoa is the perfect way to add some holiday cheer to your hot cocoa routine. 

It can be tough to find a treat that everyone in the family can enjoy, but I think I've found it with this Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe! As someone who loves gingerbread coffee, I was so excited to find this recipe on the Taste of Home website. Now even my family members who don't drink coffee can still enjoy the delicious flavors of gingerbread in a mug.

Start by heating up some milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Combine cocoa powder, molasses, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground allspice, and a dash of salt and add to the milk. Whisk everything together until the cocoa powder fully dissolved. Once everything is heated through, remove from the heat and stir in some vanilla. Pour the hot cocoa into mugs, top with whipped cream and enjoy!


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Dash salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Add milk to a small saucepan. Combine the first 7 ingredients, whisk into milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
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