How to make Homemade Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

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My Homemade Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is the perfect Christmas drink! Easy to make, minimal fuss, ready to drink in 5 minutes, with just 5 Ingredients….delicious!

How to make Gingerbread Hot chocolate

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I love making Hot Chocolate at Christmas time and I love my kids faces when I serve it to them. We have a tradition on Christmas eve. Everyone puts on their new Pyjamas, I make Hot Chocolate, then we snuggle down and read The Night Before Christmas. Lots of memories have been made over a Hot Chocolate in my house. And so, Mama doesn’t want to disappoint! Here is how I put smiles on my Children’s faces year after year….

Gingerbread Hot chocolate recipe

Better than shop Bought!

Around Christmas time, you’ll find Gingerbread Hot chocolate being served everywhere! All the popular franchises have their own take on the Gingerbread Hot chocolate. But often in their quest to make their Gingerbread Hot Chocolate as ‘Christmassy’ as possible and more ‘Christmassy’ than their competitors, they go over board on the spices! I don’t know about you, but often times I find their blends a little too sickly, too overpowering. I believe, I have come up with the perfect balance, test for yourself…

How to make Homemade Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


Milk Whole Milk, Semi-Skimmed works Fine

Cocoa Powder Use a good quality 100% Cocoa powder

Golden Syrup You could also use Maple syrup as a good alternative

Cinnamon & Ginger 1/2 a tsp of each, less is more so as not to overpower

How to make

  1. Add all the ingredients to a pan
  2. Cook over a medium heat, take off the heat just before it boils
  3. Pour into a mug, serve immediately, enjoy!

Optional Toppings and Accompaniments

I should say that this Hot Chocolate requires no extras to make it wonderful. However, a little over indulgence is absolutely necessary at Christmas Time, so here are some optional add ons you could try.

  • Whipped Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Cinnamon Stick to stir your Hot Chocoloate
  • Gingerbread man for dunking!
  • Chocolate chips
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate recipe

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Glass Mugs, similar stirring spoon, Iron farmhouse serving plates, pine cones, mini acorns

Give it a try and let me know how you got on in the comments, or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations.

Homemade Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2


  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger


  • Place all the ingredients in the pan
  • Cook over a medium heat but don't let it boil
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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