Instant Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Background and History

Instant Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is a festive fusion that marries the cozy charm of hot chocolate with the warm, spiced notes of gingerbread. This delightful concoction brings the essence of holiday cheer, offering a quick and indulgent treat for those seeking the comforting flavors of gingerbread in liquid form.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons instant hot chocolate mix

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 pinch ground cloves

2 cups milk

Whipped cream and gingerbread cookie for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Prepare Instant Hot Chocolate

In a mug, add the instant hot chocolate mix.

Add Spices

Mix in ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of ground cloves. Stir well to combine.

Heat Milk

In a separate saucepan, heat 2 cups of milk until warm. Avoid boiling.

Combine

Pour the warm milk into the mug with the instant hot chocolate mix and spices. Stir until well combined.

Optional Garnish

Top with whipped cream and garnish with a gingerbread cookie if desired.

Serve:

Enjoy your Instant Gingerbread Hot Chocolate immediately, reveling in the festive flavors.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving – without whipped cream and cookie)

Calories: ~180

Protein: 8g

Fat: 8g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Fiber: 2g

Notes

Adjust the spice levels to your preference for a more or less intense gingerbread flavor.

For a richer taste, use whole milk or a non-dairy alternative.

Customize with additional toppings like chocolate shavings or caramel drizzle.

Allergy Warning

Check the ingredients in the instant hot chocolate mix for allergens.

Be mindful of allergies to ginger or other spices.

Modify the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.

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