Gingerbread Hot Cocoa & Mix

Gluten-free, Low-FODMAP, Paleo, Vegan

Finding a version of hot chocolate that isn’t laden with a ton of useless, filler ingredients can be difficult. That’s why I created this hot cocoa mix. Instead of making one cup of hot cocoa at a time which is time-consuming, you can make a large quantity of it, store it through the winter, and enjoy a mug whenever you desire!

What makes this version unique is the addition of ground ginger and cayenne pepper. Get ready for a spicy kick! If you’re not a fan of spicy chocolate, omit the cayenne pepper.

Serves 10
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins
Equipment: mixing bowl, whisk, 6 oz glass jar or airtight container, sauce pot

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly using a whisk or fork. Scoop the mixture into a 6 oz jar with an air-tight lid. The mix will store for several months – enough to get you through the winter!
  • 3/4 cup raw baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 or 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. To make a single serving of gingerbread hot cocoa, add 1.5 cups of almond milk, coconut milk, or another non-dairy milk to a sauce pot and heat on medium until it begins to simmer. Add 2 tbs of the hot chocolate mixture to the pot and stir continuously until the mixture begins to thicken. About 5 minutes. Remove from heat, pour in a mug, and enjoy!
  • 1.5 cups almond milk (coconut milk, other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tbsp gingerbread hot cocoa mix

Tip: For every person wanting a mug of hot cocoa, add an additional 1.5 cups of milk and 2 tbsp of the hot cocoa. Using coconut milk will make the drink very thick and rich, so you won’t need much!

Serving Suggestion: Pair this with my tasty gingersnap cookies, a dusting of powdered sugar, or a cinnamon stick!

Make It Nut-Free: Instead of using almond milk, use coconut milk or another non-diary, nut-free milk.


Related Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Yummy! I love hot chocolate. ❤


    1. Haley says:

      Hi Hannah! Thank you, you’re sure to enjoy this if you like gingerbread!

      Liked by 1 person

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