Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

We have reached the halfway point in the hot chocolate series- so far we have touched on some basic hot chocolates to try out, nothing too much having to do with the holiday season- so today its time to jump into christmas flavors with a gingerbread hot chocolate! Actually, this is probably my favorite hot chocolate to date, although I used milk chocolate in this recipe- i think it would be even better with dark chocolate. I would stay away from white chocolate on this one, because it will be overly sweet and the ginger might come across too strong. It's a great alternative to making actual gingerbread cookies from scratch - less cleanup and less time!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
makes 1-2 cups
Milk: 3 oz
Chocolate: 1.5 oz
Honey OR Molasses: 0.5 oz [i used honey for a milder flavor - but if you like molasses USE IT!]
Ginger: 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon: 1/4 teaspoon
Cloves: 1/2 teaspoon

1. Boil your milk and spices in a small sauce pan.
2. Add the honey/molasses to the chocolate
3. Pour the spiced milk over the chocolate and stir until homogenous
4. Top with hot water and drink!
-you can strain the milk after boiling, but it is not necessary!

Spices together with the milk
pour it over the chocolate and honey

Add your hot water and voila! gingerbread hot cocoa!


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