Winter Warmers – Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Recipe

Baby, it’s still cold outside! So, we’ll be warming up your winter with a sizzling new recipe every week. To start us off, we’ve got a delicious spin on a fan-favourite hot drink for you to try.

Everyone loves gingerbread, right? It’s a beloved treat this time of year. And this recipe adds the familiar fragrant orange, ginger, cloves and cinnamon to the creamy chocolate flavour. To make this drink even more decadent, top it off with some whipped cream.   

Ready to give it a go? Enjoy!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Difficulty: Easy


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Make this festive version of hot chocolate with fragrant orange, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. To make it extra-special, top with whipped cream.


  • 150ml milk

  • 50ml double cream

  • ¼-½ tsp dark brown soft sugar

  • ½ orange, zested

  • pinch of ground ginger

  • pinch of ground cinnamon

  • 1 clove

  • 2 drops of vanilla extract

  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped

  • To garnish (optional)
  • whipped cream

  • 1 mini gingerbread, crushed


  • Stir the milk, cream, sugar, orange zest and spices together in a saucepan, then bring to a simmer over a low heat. Remove from the heat and pour through a sieve into a jug, discarding the clove and orange zest. Pour the warm infused milk back into the pan and stir in the vanilla and chocolate until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
  • Return the pan to a low heat to warm through, if needed, then pour into a heatproof mug. Top with whipped cream and crushed gingerbread biscuits, if you like, then serve.


Only 2 steps? Amazing! This recipe is a simple one to follow with very satisfying results. If you decide to make this delightful drink, we’d love to hear how it went in the comments below or on social media. And don’t forget to come back next Friday for another winning winter warmer recipe.


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