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Warm up to a gingersnap steamer, a cup of steamed milk with the classic gingersnap flavors like molasses, ginger and cinnamon.

Gingersnap steamer in a glass mug topped with homemade whipped cream and a gingersnap cookie.

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Our family is into traditions. My kids absolutely love having traditions. I have to be careful, because if I do something special, one time, they automatically think we’re going to do it every year, or month or whatever. 🙂

In the summer, we do Ice Cream Sundays. Yes, I meant to spell Sunday just like that. Every Sunday, we have ice cream, usually home made.

On the fall and winter Sundays, we either have Italian Soda’s or Steamers. It really depends on the weather, if it’s a warm day, Italian Sodas, if it’s a chilly day, steamers. This gingersnap steamer is loved by all my kids. Although we make lots of flavors, this is a great holiday one.

Guilt Free!

The best part about this gingersnap steamer? It’s good for you!! This is home made with real spices and milk! No sugary syrup here folks, no siree. So, your family will love this, and you can feel good about giving to them! Remember, it’s not just for kids. I think its fun to serve up something unexpected every once in a while. So maybe whip up a batch of these at your next holiday party, or when you have company. Tis’ the season!

So, I mentioned it tastes awesome, right? Just like a good old fashioned gingersnap cookie. (And if you like cookies without the guilt, see this recipe!) Also, it’s really easy to whip up. All you need is milk, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, molasses and honey. And, some whip cream to top it off. You may even already have this in your house. I like to buy heavy cream and whip it myself, but, your choice.

Pour the milk into a saucepan to gently heat it.

Pan of milk warming up with molasses being poured in.

Add the molasses, honey and spices, and give it a good whisk.

Warm milk in a pan with spices whisked in.

Heat the milk at a medium-low temp, just until it’s hot, not boiling.

At this point, pour it into a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds or so. This isn’t completely necessary, but it will get those spices nice and mixed in well.

Gingersnap steamer in a glass mug, topped with fresh whipped cream.

Pour it in mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and gingersnap cookies. What a perfect warm and healthy treat!!

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📋 Recipe

Gingersnap Steamer

a warm cup of milk seasoned with classic gingersnap flavors like molasses, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Tastes like a cookie, but good for you!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 307kcal


  • 12 oz milk
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs molasses
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tbps whipped cream garnish
  • 1 gingersnap cookie garnish


  • Place milk in a saucepan with molasses, honey, cloves, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Whisk together and heat to very warm, not boiling.
  • Put the mixture in a blender and blend on high to mix well.
  • Serve garnished with whipped cream and gingersnap cookies


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 824mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Calcium: 471mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Yes, I have thought that often! Haha! Thanks for pinning, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! We have on occasion taken an easier route, and that was torani syrups. They have lots of flavors to choose from.

  2. Wow. You ever see a recipe and think, “Why, oh why have I never thought of this?” I feel that way with this one. I’ve never thought of making a warm flavored milk like this, but it’s absolutely genius! I know my kiddos will be head over heals (and me too)! Pinned!

  3. I’m thinking we may have to make these for the kids on Christmas eve, perhaps we will start a new tradition. They look so delicious. And we might have to whip one up for Santa too! Thanks for sharing your family favorite!!!

  4. Mollie, brilliant, I need to do that with whipped cream. I often have a little left over when I make it. Too much to ‘lick the spoon’, but not enough to save. I’m doing this next time. Thanks for your input!!

  5. This looks insanely good and I love that it can be easily thrown together, too. Not to mention guilt free! I sometimes dollop out whipping cream on a plastic coated cookie sheet and then freeze so it’s ready in an instant. That would be great on top of these! Thanks for posting to Throwback Thursday!

  6. Alexis, thank you so much. I made sure the link works, it does link to a fig smoothie which tastes like the fig newton cookies. Maybe I was a little misleading? I sure didn’t mean to be! If you like cookies, check out this link:
    It’s an awesome cookie for the holidays and is perfect for cookie cutting. While it has yogurt in it–I can’t promise it’s completely ‘healthy’. 😉

  7. Hey, this recipie sounds absolutely amazing. I tried clicking on the cookie link, but couldn’t find it anyway. Because well, they sound amazing too. 🙂