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Add a little spice to traditional hot chocolate. With fresh ginger, cloves, and cinnamon sticks, Gingerbread Hot Chocolate will become your new favorite holiday beverage.

Julia Rutland
Recipe by Coastal Living December 2011

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Credit: Jim Franco; Styling: Rebecca Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 mins
steep:
30 mins
total:
41 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 3 ingredients in an 8- x 10-inch piece of cheesecloth; pull edges together, and tie to secure.

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  • Heat milk and spice bundle in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat, cover, and steep 30 minutes.

  • Remove spice bundle from milk. Heat milk mixture over medium-low heat until hot. Add brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm; garnish, if desired.

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