Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

2 cups milk

1 cup cream

2 tablespoons molasses

10 whole cloves

10 allspice berries

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1-inch piece of ginger, chopped

1/4 cup cocoa

1/4 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate

Whipped Cream


In a small saucepan add milk, cream, molasses and spices.  Over low heat barely bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and cover. Allow mixture to steep for 20 minutes.  Strain out the solids and disgard.  Reheat milk mixture then add cocoa and chopped chocolate.  Whisk until thick and smooth.

Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows or both!  Makes 3 cups

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