Holiday Desserts: Hot Cocoa with Spiced Whipped Cream

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

Ages

3-13


Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
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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