If you just can’t get your fill of gingerbread during the holidays — you’re going to want to incorporate it into as many recipes as possible this season. So in that spirit, check out this recipe for gingerbread-flavored hot cocoa, which can, of course, be topped with a gingerbread cookie for garnish.
This recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic will show you how to transform basic cocoa into one that’s full of cinnamon, spice and everything nice — just like a gingerbread!
You’re in for a truly decadent mug of cocoa when you follow this recipe, too. Because instead of simply mixing cocoa powder and milk, as most cocoa recipes might suggest, this version calls for chocolate milk as a base for your cocoa powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and other ingredients. You’ll also get an added bit of richness and cookie flavor when you melt down a bit of Biscoff spread to add to the mix. Yum!
Top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and gingerbread men and you’ll end up with a mug full of deliciousness:
Of course, you can have some additional fun with the toppings. For example, maybe you prefer giant marshmallows and a layer of cookie crumbles. There’s really no going wrong here!
If you really want to go all out with your toppings, Happy Foods Tube has a recipe that walks you through the steps for creating your own whipped cream, gingerbread syrup and gingerbread spice mix from scratch. These will surely add a tasty, homemade touch to each cup of cocoa you enjoy while the season lasts.
For an extra fun topping option that will be fun for the whole family, you can also create mini gingerbread houses to hang onto the side of your mug.
This video from the Inhabitat YouTube channel will walk you through how you and the kids can create these adorable mug toppers to enjoy at home, at parties or as gifts this season:
If you don’t have time to make these from scratch with all of the other baking and cooking you’ll be doing this season, you can still have these adorable houses be part of your cocoa enjoyment when you purchase them pre-made from Etsy.
For example, you can purchase a set of three for just $12 from the CandKBakes Etsy shop:
Just imagine all of the fun you can pack into your gingerbread consumption this season. What are you waiting for? Go grab yourself a mug full of gingerbread coca.