Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


3 servings

Updated: Nov. 14, 2023
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, this special cocoa will do the trick. It’s like drinking a chocolate gingerbread cookie! —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, AZ
Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Dash salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 7 ingredients; gradually add milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 269 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.