Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


I know we have been talking an aweful lot about beverages lately, but tis the season to drink lots of fun drinks if you ask me.

Last week, Brandi highlighted a very cool hot chocolate variation. This week, I've got another one...Gingerbread Hot Chocolate.

When I was in London, I picked up the above product from Hotel Chocolat and practically happy-danced my way through the streets just thinking about it.

We gave it a try when back home and I absolutely LOVED it...but my husband thought it had a bit too much of a ginger bit for his taste. He liked the idea, but it didn't work for him.

So if you might be a bit shy of ginger or don't plan to be in London anytime soon to buy the above product, here's a homemade variation that I came up with that should suit you just fine.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Serves 1

1 cup milk (any fat content)
8 tsp chopped semi-sweet hot chocolate
dash of ground ginger
dash of all spice
dash of cinnamon
1 - 2 tsp honey

Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat until scalding, but not boiling. In the meantime, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals until just melted. Stir the spices into the chocolate.

Slowly whisk the chocolate into the hot milk, giving it a good froth. Add enough honey to sweeten to your liking. Pour in a mug and enjoy!!

1 comment:

Brittany - Try It On Me said...

Yum! Combining two of my favorite holiday treats! XO