Cookies & Cocoa

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

After tantalizing mom and dad’s taste buds with our 3 previous holiday drink recipes, we thought it was time to balance the ledger a little bit and offer up a recipe for the kids. That’s right, 3 adult beverage recipes = 1 child recipe. It’s New (Holiday) Math. Trust us, the kids will understand when they’re parents.

But this 1 recipe is a doozy! It combines 3 things kids love: cookies, milk and chocolate (see, our math is starting to make a little more sense).

Sipping a cup or two of this sweet blend as they watch their favorite holiday specials on TV is a old-fashioned Christmas treat. Just be forewarned, you’ll probably want to double the recipe so there’s enough for you.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
4 cups milk
4 tsp gingerbread spice
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. dark molasses
Whipped cream
Small gingerbread men cookies

Combine all ingredients (except whipped cream and cookies) in small sauce pan.
Simmer and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Serve hot in Stemless Wine Glass (or Tervis mug).
Garnish with whipped cream and a gingerbread man.