On a cold, blustery day, nothing helps soothe your soul quite like a mug of silky hot chocolate. Spice up this winter staple by adding a touch of ginger to the recipe, and you'll be feeling warmer in no time.
Ginger Hot Chocolate
- 2 c. milk
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- Candied ginger, julienned
- Whipped cream (optional)
Whisk together milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a small pot on the stove.
Gently warm the mixture (do not boil). Then, whisk in the ground ginger.
Pour the hot chocolate into a mug; top with whipped cream and a few strips of crystallized ginger.
Bonus: Layering the dry ingredients into a small glass jar makes Ginger Hot Chocolate the perfect just-because gift.
Perfect pairing: Balance out the rich taste of chocolate with this recipe for salty-and-sweet Candied Praline Pecans.