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Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

It is finally October!!  I have been waiting for this for a few weeks now.  As soon as the temperatures started to cool, I was in the mood for pumpkin.  But I didn’t want to share it with you until October hit.  In my head September is reserved for apples.  So not only am I giving you pumpkin today, but it is also #ChocolateParty time!

This is a fun group to be a part of.  The first Monday of the month we share a chocolate recipe that incorporates a themed ingredient, this month pumpkin, last month apples.  Want to join?  Check out all the info here!

So to kick off the pumpkin season I made hot chocolate.  I will admit I was a little skeptical about this recipe.  I love chocolate and pumpkin together, but in a drink I wasn’t sure how it would be.  Well….it was amazing!  I seriously could not get enough of it!  The pumpkin is definitely present, but it is in the background.  The cinnamon with the chocolate is just so soothing, and perfect for a hot drink.

I made this when my 7 year old (the other pumpkin fan in the family), was at school.  I did save him a glass for when he got home.  I didn’t tell him what it was, just hot chocolate.  He took one sip, got a big smile on his face, and said “Pumpkin Hot Chocolate!”  He loved it, and drank all of it.  Which for him is impressive, I usually make him just a small glass, and he doesn’t finish it.  So this is a must make this fall!


Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
 
Serves: 2
Cook time:
Total time:
 
Creamy, and perfect for fall. Pumpkin and cinnamon with a traditional hot chocolate.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbls brown sugar
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the pumpkin, seasonings, and sugar, whisk until smooth. Add chocolate, and heat until it is melted 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Once all the chocolate is melted, pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps. Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows to serve.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Hey, you’re just like me! I also waited until today to post pumpkin. September = apples! And this looks great but you should try pumpkin white hot chocolate. Amazing!

  2. So perfect for fall!! Love it. :)

  3. This is so interesting! Never would´ve thought it worked. Wonderful recipe to try.

  4. So creative and delicious! Yay for pumpkin season!

  5. Love this idea Erin, I must try it out.

  6. Now that I’m a pumpkin convert I can’t wait to give this a try! Pinned and stumbled!

  7. What a neat idea, a great twist on traditional hot chocolate! I definitely need to give it a try this winter.

  8. Mmmmm….I could drink this every day of the year.

  9. I love this hot chocolate, Erin! A perfect use of pumpkin and chocolate!

  10. Pumpkin hot chocolate??? OMG. This is incredible!

  11. Oh, can’t wait to try this!

  12. Now I know what I’m doing with my extra pumpkin puree! Thanks, I love this pumpkin hot chocolate drink, wonderfully delicious idea ;-)

  13. Mmmmmm….I certainly wouldn’t refuse one of these! What a yummy drink for the Chocolate Party!

  14. can you believe my daughter doesn’t like hot chocolate? I don’t know how is that even possible since she’s my daughter!?!
    But, on the bright side, more for me. I love how you turned this month theme into a delectable drink, perfect in the morning as well as in the evening.

  15. Erin….what a fabulous idea to put the challenge ingredients into a drink! I think I would love this much more than my pumpkin lattes! : )

  16. How creative! I can’t wait for the weather to cool down a bit so I can slurp on this while curled up on the couch with a good book.

  17. I’m shivering at the computer (refusing to turn on the heat yet), this hot chocolate is calling out to me! :D

  18. I am so in love with this idea!!!

  19. I am really loving all these pumpkin chocolate recipes. This is awesome… perfect for the cold weather we’re headed for soon. :)

  20. What a perfect combination of flavors! Once the weather here in the Bay Area cools down, this will be the perfect drink. Delish!

  21. Oh my gosh, I’ve been drooling over this cup of hot, frothy deliciousness ever since you posted the teaser photo on Facebook. This sounds so good – the perfect hot drink for the cool days and nights ahead.

  22. Can’t wait to make this when the weather cools down a bit. It was 100 degrees yesterday–that’s October in SF bay area!

  23. the perfect fall drink :)

  24. This is perfect! Now if only it would get cold and then I’d want to make some.

  25. Pretty sure I need this in my life tonight :)

  26. Christina says:

    Love to make homemade versions of popular drinks and dishes! This one’s definitely a hit! :)

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