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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons gingerbread syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

  1. For the syrup, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan, mix well, and bring to a light boil over medium heat. Turn the mixture down to low-medium heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. It should thicken over time and become like a maple syrup consistency.
  2. When the syrup is done, warm the milk over low heat and add in the sugar, cocoa powder, and syrup. Pour into a mug and top with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate any leftover syrup in an airtight container.