Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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Pumpkin Hot Chocolate – Rich and creamy hot chocolate that is perfect for fall. Real pumpkin and cinnamon make this comforting and delicious!

As soon as the fall hits I know everyone is all about the pumpkin spice latte, but I am just going to put this out there and say I don’t like coffee. It is ok, don’t leave! It just means there is more coffee out there for you, and we can still be friends.

Just because I don’t like coffee, doesn’t mean I don’t want a pumpkin spiced, warm and cozy drink. So I turned to hot chocolate and got it all ready for fall.

pumpkin hot chocolate

 

In case you are new here, I love to make fun Drink Recipes. They can be cocktail, mocktails, or different versions of Hot Chocolate like Peppermint Hot Chocolate, a Kahlua Hot Chocolate or the most rich and decadent French Hot Chocolate you have ever had!

What You’ll Need

  • Milk
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla Extract

What milk you use is entirely up to you. Whole milk will obviously give you a thicker and richer drink, but skim milk is delicious and saves on calories and fat. So it really is up to you!

pumpkin hot chocolate in a mug

How To Make Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Whisk in the pumpkin, pie spice, and brown sugar, whisk until smooth.
  3. Add in the chocolate, and heat until it is melted; about 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Once all the chocolate is melted, pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows to serve.

Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? Don’t worry! You can make your own in about 2 minutes with my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe.

pumpkin hot chocolate in a mug

Can I Double The Recipe

Yes, this makes enough for about 2 glasses, but you can definitely double, triple or even more this recipe. If you are serving this for a winter get together, you can even make it in the crockpot

How To Make Pumpkin Hot Chocolate In The Crockpot

If you want to make a big batch of this for a party, you can definitely use the crockpot. The added bonus is, it keeps it warm during your whole event! You simply want to 4 or 8x the ingredients listed below, depending on the size of your crockpot and the number of people you are serving.

  • Put milk, pumpkin puree, pie spice, sugar and vanilla extract into your slow cooker. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Chop your chocolate into small pieces and stir into the milk.
  • Set the slow cooker on low for about 2 hours or until the chocolate is completely melted and it is warmed through.
  • Set out mugs and then arrange some toppings; marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon and let people fix their own glass.
pumpkin hot chocolate in a mug

More Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin hot chocolate close up topped with whipped cream for pinterest
Yield: 2

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

pumpkin hot chocolate in a mug

Creamy, and perfect for fall. Pumpkin and cinnamon with a traditional hot chocolate.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Whisk in the pumpkin, pie spice, and brown sugar, whisk until smooth.
  3. Add chocolate, and heat until it is melted; about 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Once all the chocolate is melted, pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

2 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 319Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 22mgSodium 138mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 4gSugar 23gProtein 11g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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28 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Trying this now! I don’t have a sieve so, I’ll just use a strainer. I’m sure it’ll taste delicious! I’m so excited, especially since it’s almost Thanksgiving!

  4. Just made the hot chocolate and it’s delicious! It’s so good and it took a little bit but it tastes so good! It’s so yummy! I plan on making it again! Thanks for this recipe!