Gingerbread hot chocolate

Make this festive version of hot chocolate with fragrant orange, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. To make it extra-special, top with whipped cream

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 641
  • fat 51g
  • saturates 31g
  • carbs 33g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 150ml milk
  • 50ml double cream
  • ¼-½ tsp dark brown soft sugar
  • ½ orange, zested
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • whipped cream
  • 1 mini gingerbread or speculoos biscuit, crushed


  1. Stir the milk, cream, sugar, orange zest and spices together in a saucepan, then bring to a simmer over a low heat. Remove from the heat and pour through a sieve into a jug, discarding the clove and orange zest. Pour the warm infused milk back into the pan and stir in the vanilla and chocolate until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.

  2. Return the pan to a low heat to warm through, if needed, then pour into a heatproof mug. Top with whipped cream and crushed gingerbread biscuits, if you like, then serve.

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