Gingerbread Spread

Gingerbread Spread

This Gingerbread Spread is smooth, silky, and reach sweet spread. Infused with molasses, brown sugar, honey, and warming spices, this spread is festive treat for holidays. And there is also a good splash of orange liqueur in this recipe to make it even more fun!

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Gingerbread Spread

Hey folks, how are you doing? I hope this week has been treating you well. (And anyway please be strong – the weekend is on its way!)

I am trying to squeeze a few recipes this week, so I am keeping it sweet and short today again. Literally sweet today.

Sweet Spread

Have you ever tried any other sweet spreads besides dulce de leche, Nutella, or cookie spread? Of course, they all good classic stuff. But you can also make something even more fun – something like this Lavender Goat Cheese Spread, Dulce de Leche Spread, or festive Chocolate Chestnut Spread.

They are easy to make and so good to enjoy. And some options may be even healthier than store-bough spreads as they could contain way less sugar.

Gingerbread Spread

This Gingerbread Spread, however, is not the healthy version at all.

It is made with cream cheese and heavy cream. The combination of molasses, honey, and brown sugar work as sweeteners in here. No worries, though – this spread is not overly sweet (and you can always reduce the amount of sugar even more.) And of course, there is a blend of warming and festive spices including ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and allspice. As always, you can play with these aromatics opting for your favourite spices.

And did I mention an addition of orange liqueur? Yes, this is a spread for adults :) It is optional, but it makes the flavour profile even more complex and intriguing. If you do not love or do not have orange liqueur, you can add a splash of whiskey, brandy, dark spiced rum, or bourbon.

You can also add a little of white chocolate. You do not really need added sweetness, but this will enhance its consistency making it silkier.

More Gingerbread Ideas

Do you love gingerbread? Please make sure to check some other ideas.

Gingerbread Crêpes

Christmas Gingerbread Tiramisu

Homemade Gingerbread Cream Liquor

Gingerbread Cocktail

I hope you like this Gingerbread Spread, and you will give it a try. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Gingerbread Spread

Gingerbread Spread

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Dessert, Snacks


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This Gingerbread Spread is smooth, silky, and reach dessert spread. Infused with molasses, brown sugar, honey, and warming spices, this spread is festive making it a perfect treat for holidays


  • 225 gr. (1 cup) cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml.) heavy / whipping (35%) cream

  • ~2-3 tbsp. (35-50 gr.) fancy molasses

  • 1 tbsp. (~12 gr.) brown sugar

  • 1-2 tsp. (7-14 gr.) honey

  • 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg, each

  • a small pinch of clove and allspice, each

  • 1-2 tbsp. orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Triple Sec, optional

  • 40-50 gr. white chocolate, optional (see step 2)

  • few gingerbread cookies, crumbled (optional, for garnish)


  • In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the cream cheese, whipping cream, and molasses over lower-medium heat for about 2-3 minutes, or until melted and combined, whisking often.
  • Add the brown sugar, honey, and spices and simmer for another 2-3 minutes, until well-incorporated and slightly thickened. Try and add more spices if desired. You can also add more of sugar or honey if there’s not enough of sweetness to your liking (keep in mind orange liqueur will add sweetness as well.) Instead of additional sugar or honey, you can add 40-50 gr. of chopped white chocolate and cook for a minute, until melted; it will add the sweetness and enhance the consistency.
  • If using, add a few splashes of orange liqueur. Allow the alcohol evaporate a bit for 30-40 seconds, then remove from heat. Cool then transfer to a container or serving bowl and fully cool before serving. If desired, sprinkle with a few crumbled cookies on top. Keep leftovers refrigerated for up to 5 days. Enjoy on toasts, with crepes, pancakes, oatmeal, as a part of other dessert, etc.

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