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Festive 5-Minute Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Learn how to make this festive gingerbread hot chocolate recipe at home! It’s made with cocoa powder, your favorite milk, and a few warming spices!

Prep: 5 minCook: 0 minTotal: 5 min
Servings: 2 cups 1x


  • 2 cups whole milk (or your favorite milk! non-dairy or nut milks work too)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Cacao v. Cocoa Powder: What’s the Difference?)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • whipped cream (optional, for topping)
  • cinnamon sticks (optional, for garnish)


  1. Place warmed milk, cocoa powder, agave nectar, and spices into your blender.
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Alternatively, if you don’t have a blender, you can place all the ingredients in a medium pot and whisk to combine over medium heat.

  4. Divide between two mugs and top with whipped cream, and extra sprinkle of cinnamon or ground ginger, and a cinnamon stick.

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 28.1g
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.4g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
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