A deliciously festive recipe for frozen hot chocolate flavoured with subtle gingerbread spices!
At this time of year I always get obsessed with gingerbread flavoured everything; cookies, cakes, lattes… if it’s gingerbread I’ll have it please! I’ve seen lots of gingerbread hot chocolate recipes around recently. Toddlers and hot chocolate don’t mix very well in my experience so I decided to instead make my own frozen version which the whole family could enjoy.
The ingredients are pretty simple; just your normal hot chocolate or hot cocoa, some frozen yogurt or ice cream, vanilla extract and gingerbread spices. I topped it off with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings (and a little gingerbread cookie too!) but it tastes just as delicious on its own.
This is the first time I’ve made a frozen hot chocolate and I have to say I was really impressed. I thought I would miss the warming comfort of hot chocolate but this drink is so tasty and is actually quite refreshing!
- 3 cups hot chocolate or hot cocoa, cooled
- 3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- optional: cream and chocolate shavings to top
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until well combined. Top with cream and chocolate shavings and serve immediately.