Holiday Desserts: Hot Cocoa with Spiced Whipped Cream

This gingerbread whipped cream makes your cocoa extra festive!
By Erica Clark



Serves 4

For the cream
• 2 tsp confectioners’ sugar
• ¼ tsp ground ginger
• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
• 1?8 tsp ground cloves
• ¾ cup cold heavy cream
• Ground nutmeg, for sprinkling

For the cocoa
• ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• ½ cup granulated sugar
• ½ cup hot water
• 3 cups milk

  1. Combine confectioners’ sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl. Add cream and beat with an electric mixer until mixture holds soft peaks; set aside.
  2. Combine cocoa powder and sugar in a medium saucepan. Over medium-high heat, whisk in hot water until sugar is dissolved. Slowly add milk and cook, whisking, until cocoa is hot but not boiling. Divide among mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Plus: More Gingery Treats!
Gingerbread Fudge
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Double-Gingerbread Cheesecake

Photo Credit: Ryan Liebe

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