Hot Chocolate With The Perfect Zing To Beat A Cold Winter's Day (VIDEO)

02/27/2015 11:08 am ET | Updated Feb 27, 2015

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

ginger hot chocolate

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Candied ginger, julienned
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

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.

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