Get cozy with these sweet and savory treats.
Nestled in a bin at your local grocery store, knobby, nubby ginger isn't much to look at. But peel away that rough, papery skin and you'll find a fiery root that will rev up any recipe it touches, from holiday cakes, cookies, and quick breads to weeknight dinners, sides, and salads to those well-deserved happy hour cocktails and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. From fresh to dried to crystalized, here are 30 of our favorite ways to enjoy the cozy, spicy heat that ginger brings to the party.
Smoother than their crinkly cousins, these ginger-spiced cookies are great with coffee or a cup of hot tea.
Simply dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh whipped cream, gingerbread is cozier than a crackling fire on a cold day.
Chocolate is a lovely flavor partner for ginger—the creamy richness balances ginger's slow-burning spice.
Dipped in white chocolate, these spicy gingerbread biscotti are perfect with your morning coffee.
These crinkle cookies are like a culinary magic trick—they go into the oven as round balls, then bake into these sugar-crusted gingery marvels.
Carrots and ginger are flavor BFFs—this pretty cake is proof! The chopped crystallized ginger takes it over the top.
Yes, plain whipped cream is perfectly delicious, but add a touch of ginger to spice things up.
Whether you want to serve it for breakfast or dessert, this ginger-packed cake will fit the bill.
Faintly spicy, ginger is a nice addition to pineapple desserts like this quick-and-easy upside down cake.
Ginger and streusel go together like peas and carrots. Ginger adds a subtle spiciness that makes it delicious no matter the season.
You'll definitely want to keep this recipe on hand for peach season—the addition of ginger is quite magical.
A cousin of cobbler, this stovetop "slump" is easy and has a double punch of ginger in the filling and the crumbly topping.
Ginger is just the right spice to balance the richness of this dreamy cheesecake.
Ginger livens up the sweet earthiness of sweet potatoes and adds a little zip to this honey-sweetened whipped cream topping.
Calling all ginger lovers—this tasty meringue-topped pie is filled with a maple-sweetened ginger custard.
Sweet, spicy, and delicious, this go-to weeknight chicken dish owes its big flavor to plenty of ginger.
Zippy ginger, rice vinegar and sweet carrots come together in this sweet-and-spicy salad dressing.
Ginger adds a kick of heat to the dressing for this quick-fix dinner bowl.
Forget the beer can...use spicy ginger ale to flavor this chicken from the inside out.
Did we throw everything but the kitchen sink in this slow-cooker recipe? Yes. Is it downright delicious? You better believe it.
Dress up your Thanksgiving spread with this easy cranberry sauce spiked with ginger and orange.
Also known as "copper pennies," this sweet and spicy side dish showcases the flavor love affair shared by spicy ginger and sweet carrots.
Creamy avocado and sweet-tart strawberries play wonderfully with the nutty ginger dressing in this pretty salad.
Pepped up with grapefruit and fresh ginger, this gin-based cocktail will make you want to put on your dancing shoes.
Infused with ginger-honey syrup, this bourbon-based toddy will warm you right up.
A little heat from fresh ginger adds a zippy twist to classic sweetened ice tea.
Crowned with a floater of dark rum and a lime wedge, this ginger beer cocktail is rumored to ward off pending summer thunderclouds.
Ginger beer, ginger liqueur, and plenty of bourbon power this refreshing summertime punch.
This festive riff on a Moscow Mule keeps the classic ginger beer but doubles down on the ginger with a splash of ginger liqueur.
Smooth, creamy, and spicy, these dessert cocktails are one of our favorite ginger-flavored treats.
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