Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread – My picky eater

A classic homemade gingerbread flavored hot chocolate. The perfect warming drink for Christmas!

Hot chocolate gingerbread served in red cups with white stars.  Topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, mini marshmallows and gingerbread men.

Nothing beats a cup of hot chocolate with lots of toppings this time of year. The perfect warming drink when you’ve been out in the cold all day!

This version has a Christmassy twist as it’s flavored with gingerbread spices to make it extra festive!

If you think the kids don’t like the gingerbread flavor then maybe start with half the amount I listed in the ingredients and see how they get on with it.

Close-up of top of hot chocolate, garnish with whipped cream, grated chocolate, mini marshmallows and gingerbread man.

The first step is to add milk, hot chocolate mixture and vanilla extract to a saucepan.

Then add the gingerbread spices; ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg.

Ingredients are placed in a pot.

Heat gently for 2-3 minutes to warm the milk, being careful not to let it boil.

Ingredients being stirred in a saucepan with a wooden spoon.

Once heated, divide the hot chocolate between two mugs.

Hot chocolate is poured into the Christmas mugs.

Then add any toppings you like. We love whipped cream, mini marshmallows, grated chocolate and a mini gingerbread man to finish!

Decoration added to the hot chocolate.  Whipped cream, grated chocolate, and mini marshmallows and gingerbread men.

Curl up on the couch with a Christmas movie on TV and enjoy this winter warmer!

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may enjoy mine too Christmas tree sandwiches

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


A classic homemade gingerbread flavored hot chocolate. The perfect warming drink for Christmas!


  • 500ml milk
  • 45 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Cinammon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • whipped cream
  • Marshmallows
  • grated chocolate
  • Mini Gingerbread Men


  1. Place milk, hot chocolate mixture, vanilla extract, and spices in a saucepan.
  2. Heat gently, 2-3 minutes, until milk is warmed through, but do not boil.
  3. Divide between two mugs and top as desired.

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