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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate – My Fussy Eater

A classic homemade Hot Chocolate with gingerbread flavours. The perfect warming drink this Christmas!

At this time of year there’s nothing better than a mug of hot chocolate with lots of toppings. The perfect warming drink when you’ve been out in the cold all day!

This version has a Christmas twist as it’s flavoured with gingerbread spices to make it extra festive!

If you think the kids won’t like the gingerbread flavour then maybe start with half the amount that I’ve listed in the ingredients and see how they get on with it.

The first step is to add milk, hot chocolate mixture and vanilla extract to a saucepan.

Then add the gingerbread spices; ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg.

Heat gently for 2-3 minutes to warm the milk up but be careful not to let it come to the boil.

Once heated through, divide the hot chocolate between two mugs.

Then add any toppings you want. We love whipped cream, mini marshmallows, grated chocolate and a mini gingerbread man to finish it off!

Get cosy on the couch with a Christmas movie on the tv and enjoy this winter warmer!

If you liked this recipe you may also enjoy my Christmas Tree Sandwiches

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


A classic homemade Hot Chocolate with gingerbread flavours. The perfect warming drink this Christmas!


  • 500ml milk
  • 45 tablespoon hot chocolate mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • th teaspoon ground nutmeg

To top:

  • whipped cream
  • marshmallows
  • grated chocolate
  • mini gingerbread men



  1. Add the milk, hot chocolate mix, vanilla extract and spices to a saucepan.
  2. Heat gently for 2-3 minutes until the milk has warmed through but do not boil.
  3. Divide between two mugs and add any toppings that you like.

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