This Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is rich and creamy and made with real pumpkin puree. It is perfect for the cool evenings, sitting down with a good book, or sharing with friends!
Hot Chocolate is a great fall and winter drink. I love having it at night while relaxing and watching tv or reading a book.
You all know when the Fall is here, I add pumpkin to everything!
This Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is the perfect Fall drink! Enjoy it topped with whipped cream!
How to make Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate:
In a saucepan you will melt your chocolate chips with the brown sugar, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla.
Stir constantly on a low to medium heat so you do not burn it. Once the chocolate chips are melted and it is smooth you will add the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice.
Keep stirring the puree until it is mixed in completely and smooth. Pour in a mug and top with some whipped cream. Enjoy!
- Whole Milk
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Cocoa Powder
- Pumpkin Puree
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
Step One - Whisk together milk, milk chocolate chips, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stirring constantly until chocolate chips are melted and everything is smooth.
Step Two - Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice to your saucepan and stir until all ingredients are well combined and hot chocolate is smooth.
Optional: serve topped with whipped cream and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
Tips for making a great hot chocolate:
Creamy hot chocolate: I recommend using milk for a super creamy hot chocolate. Whole milk is my favorite choice.
But for a lighter, but still creamy taste you can use skim or 2% milk.
The right chocolate: Choosing the right chocolate also is key in making a good hot chocolate.
Whether you use milk, dark or semi-sweet get one that you love
. Yes, the flavor of the hot chocolate will change slightly depending on the chocolate you use, but this recipe is about you enjoying the drink.
Toppings: Top with whipped cream or marshmallows. Kids love marshmallows in hot chocolate, and they are also fun for adults.
I love whipped cream on mine, and I like to sprinkle a little cinnamon, or cocoa powder, or even some additional pumpkin spice on the top.
Try some of my other favorite drinks:
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate - This Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is simple to make and taste amazing.
With just 5 easy ingredients and a few hours in the slow cooker you can serve up a creamy and delicious homemade hot chocolate.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider - This Slow Cooker Apple Cider is the perfect drink to make in the Fall and keep you warm all winter.
It also fills your house with an amazing aroma while you make it!
Frozen Hot Chocolate - Your favorite winter drink blended with ice into the perfect winter drink!
This Frozen Hot Chocolate is the perfect wintertime treat. It may be cold outside, but this Frozen Hot Chocolate can really bring a warm smile to the face of anyone who drinks it!
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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
- 2 cup whole milk
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 3 teaspoons pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Whisk together milk, milk chocolate chips, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly until chocolate chips are melted and everything is smooth.
- Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice to your saucepan and stir until all ingredients are well combined and hot chocolate is smooth.
- Optional: serve topped with whipped cream and a pinch of ground cinnamon.