Another recipe from my "Gifts in a Bag" recipe book. I have made all the dips from this book and all of them are great! When having a large party I prepare all of the dips, so every one can have their favorite tastes. Cook time is chill time.
Got this recipe several years ago from Recipesource.com. I made up a big batch for Christmas one year to give away to friends and co-workers. I placed in decorative 8oz glass jars and tied with red and green ribbon. I also made chocolate covered spoons, wrapped in red or green plastic wrap and tied a couple to each jar. This is a very tasty hot drink and the cardamom gives it an extra special taste (cardamom is rather pricy but well worth it). Of course, I kept some for myself. You can double, triple, etc the recipe if desired.
This makes an excellent gift. Make sure you make some for yourself too though because it really smells wonderful. Please note, you need to use whole cloves. Ground cloves are much stronger and will definitely overwhelm the other scents. If you aren't a fan of cloves, feel free to leave them out entirely. I do sometimes.