Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes about 16 cups

Apple pie spice and ground ginger liven up the flavor in Gingerbread Cocoa.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a 6-qt. Dutch oven until blended; gradually whisk in milk.

Step 2

Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker, and keep warm on LOW. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

laceyinkeller's Review

December 18, 2014
This delights with true gingerbread flavor. The combination of gingerbread and chocolate is delicious and works beautifully. The spices are extremely complementary with apples so I served it with Quick Apple Dumplings (SL), a perfect match! I did find it a bit sweet so if you want to add marshmallows or whipped cream it really packs a sugar wallop. I personally would reduce the sugar to my taste; however, no one else minded. :) Be mindful it is a huge yield, so we (family of four) halved it, stored leftover mixture in a sealed pitcher in the fridge and reheated cups to enjoy during the week.

sushilvr0488's Review

December 02, 2011
I made this tonight and it was so delicious!! I absolutely love hot chocolate, so I'm always looking for different recipes to try. I've made so many different kinds, and this is definitely one of my favorites. The spices give it a really nice and unique flavor that really resembled gingerbread. My family and I sipped it while watching The Grinch Stole Christmas, and it put us in the best mood(: Will definitely make again. Would be great in coffee too!