Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

November 29, 2012 in drink by amanda

Sorry about the lack of posts this week. My husband was supposed to be home last weekend and well, that didn’t happen and I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I couldn’t pass up a Thirsty Thursday post though!

We went with ginger for our theme this week and y’all know I kind of hate ginger but you know what I do love? Gingerbread! So I made a gingerbread hot chocolate since it’s been so cold and windy here lately. It’s so good and the perfect way to warm up. I was worried my boys wouldn’t like it since it is spicy (cinnamon-spicy, not spicy-spicy) but they loved it and asked me to make another batch once the first was gone. And the little gingerbread marshmallows are just so cute!

Nicole made a Ginger Grapefruit Cocktail which I totally want to make because I am a sucker for anything grapefruit.

One year ago: Braised French Onion Chicken Thighs

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
10 whole cloves
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
4 cups whole milk
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
gingerbread marshmallows


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in an 8- x 10-inch piece of cheesecloth; pull edges together, and tie to secure.
  2. Warm milk and spice bundle in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat, cover, and steep 30 minutes.
  3. Remove spice bundle from milk. Heat milk mixture over medium-low heat until hot. Add brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm, topped with gingerbread marshmallows.