This Favorite Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe will leave you with an amazingly delicious holiday drink! There’s no coffee involved so your kids can enjoy it too plus it’s ready in less than 10 minutes!
Did you notice the holiday season started? No? So you haven’t bought a Starbucks drink in the festive red cup yet? #psl is over for another year which means #gbsl announces the start of all things red, white and green. And yes guys, let’s make #gbsl does mean Gingerbread Spice Latte and no, I don’t expect it to catch on. Only I do a little bit but I would never But after I went on a Pumpkin Spice Latte craze this fall (OK, maybe not so much a craze but I did have my fair share) I decided to hold back on the Christmas drinks. Because I shouldn’t drink that much coffee as a nursing mom anyways. Plus its way more fun to recreate something at home! Ad that’s how this Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate was born! Not only is it delicious but its also 100% coffee free which means even your little ones can enjoy it – no more mommy having all the fun with seasonal drinks!
I was wondering about that one anyways. I always see moms walking around, stroller in one hand and Starbucks cup in the other. How do you do it? I can barely manage getting the both of us dressed and ready to leave the house. And being this top-stylish mom with huge sunglasses and a skinny #gbsl? No chance. But then again I have to be realistic. I was never the uber-stylish one. I tried, I tried hard. especially during my teenage years. But I eventually came to terms with the fact that I will always and forever look slightly awkward in trendy clothes. And now? Mom-style all the way. I never loved simple white t-shirts and cardigans more than now. And secret? I’m still wearing my maternity jeans. Not necessarily because they’re the only one fitting me but because they are SO comfortable! That soft and stretchy band? Heaven for my c-section belly.
Now about this recipe – you might be hesitant with putting molasses in a chocolate drink. I was too! But believe you me, no getting an authentic gingerbread taste without those molasses! There’s also some honey in there because no gingerbread recipe is truly complete without honey. And it’s so simple – just whisk all ingredients together in a small pot, heat up, pour into a hip mason jar (OK, a normal cup will do as well – bonus points if it’s red!) and top with an insane amount of whipped cream. Only don’t if you’re trying to actually fit back into your maternity jeans. I think it’s going to take me a while. Sigh.
- 4 cups milk
- 4 teaspoons gingerbread spice (if you don't have gingerbread spice mix readily available you can use a mix of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger)
- ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon dark molasses
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a simmer while whisking. Heat until the sugar has dissolved and serve hot topped with whipped cream if desired.
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