We all love a creamy, indulgent holiday drink-- but sometimes, all the festive decadence can feel excessive. My mom's 2-ingredient ginger steamer is not only filled with spicy holiday flavor, but filled with amazing health benefits too. Take just two ingredients, 20 minutes, and whip up this ginger steamer to warm up, detox, and enjoy those gingery winter vibes.

Ginger steamer

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 30 grams fresh ginger approx. size a pingpong ball
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
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  • Step 1

    Peel the ginger chop into small pieces.
    #Spoontip: Use a spoon to peel and scrape away the ginger skin.

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  • Step 2

    Combine the chopped ginger and water in a small pot on the stove. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.

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  • Step 3

    Once the water + ginger are boiling, reduce the heat to maintain a gentle boil or simmer. Let cook for 15 min, keeping the lid on.

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  • Step 4

    Add 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste.
    #Spoontip: less sugar, more spicy ginger flavor.

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Try it out for yourself, and you'll see that this ginger steamer ticks all the boxes. Ginger's natural spice warms you up from the inside, soothes your digestive system, and evokes all those fuzzy festive feelings. This ginger steamer is the classiest way to upgrade your standard holiday drinks.