5 Great Hot Chocolate Recipes


Hot Chocolate with Ginger

The addition of ginger to your traditional hot chocolate recipe does more than just add a spicy kick. Ginger is not only a great detoxifier, but it also has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe gastrointestinal and digestive issues.


  • 3 oz semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped.


  • Put chocolate pieces in a saucepan and add 1/2 cup of milk. Warm over low heat and stir constantly to avoid burning.
  • Once chocolate is completely melted, add the rest of the milk and ginger.
  • Heat thoroughly, but avoid bringing to a boil.
  • Pour chocolate through strainer into mugs to remove ginger.