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This vegan Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is full of Christmas spice. It’s the is the perfect warming drink for the holidays!
Every Christmas season Matt and I drive around our town and look at Christmas lights. We’ve been doing it for years and I look forward to our ride as soon as the lights are in full effect.
We usually go to Starbucks or something like that for a drink prior to heading out to warm us up, but this year I wanted to create something special – something I could make ahead and we could share together.
Hot chocolate is always fun but I wanted to add a little more holiday-ness to it so I came up with the idea of a Gingerbread Hot Chocolate.
Keeping my Drinks Warm
I can’t drink hot beverages too fast (I’ve had one too many burnt tongues) so I like to wait a few minutes, but then they always seem cold by the time I’m ready to drink them. This is why I’m really glad I found the Thermos brand bottles.
I was impressed with how long the Vacuum Insulated 40 oz Stainless King Beverage Bottle kept my Gingerbread Hot Chocolate hot. It can actually keep any drink hot (or cold) for 24 hours.
It’s so big a whole family could use it if you’re going out for a long car ride to visit family for the holidays. I’m excited to fill up my Thermos® bottle for the holidays and bring it when we go look at Christmas lights!
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
I’ve always liked gingerbread (I think that has to do with my childhood bunny who I named him Gingerbread after my favorite My Little Pony Doll) so creating a hot chocolate with the same hints of flavors sounded like something I needed to do.
I used cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to spice up some vegan hot chocolate.
A few reasons you’ll love my Gingerbread Hot Chocolate:
- it’s healthier than most store-bought brands
- you’ll feel all fancy making a home-made hot chocolate
- it’s cozy to sip by the fire (or in my case the yule log on tv)
- it tastes like Christmas in a cup!
Looking for more vegan holiday recipes? Check out my other holiday treats!
If you make this recipe and LOVE IT, please give it 5 stars ★★★★★!
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 TB cacao or cocoa powder
- 3 TB vegan mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
- Put all ingredients in a saucepan and mix until combined.
- Bring to light boil then pour into cups, add toppings, and serve.
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Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel confident creating sustainable habits that align with their values and health goals. She shares easy plant-powered food to nourish your body + satisfy your tastebuds. Mary Ellen’s recipes and nutrition info have been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more. She lives in NJ with her husband & two sweet shih tzus, Firenze & Sophie.