Homemade Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Recipe Uses Real Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Spices to Add a Fall Spin to a Classic Drink!
Despite the warm weather that is scheduled to happen in the coming weeks, I have been immersing myself in all the fall things one could imagine.
Technically I haven’t done any fall-ish activities, such as going to a pumpkin patch, or going to pick apples. However, I have been drinking my fair share of pumpkin lattes, packing in as many slices of pumpkin bread and apple desserts as humanly possible, and have been burning fall candles like they’re going out of style.
And, we decorated! There are candles, pumpkins, and leaves all over the place (tastefully, of course 😉), and in my personal opinion, things have never looked better!
I was at a coffee shop the other day, and they had pumpkin hot chocolate on their menu, which sounded extremely intriguing. As much as I adore coffee, there is still something incredibly comforting about a warm cup of hot chocolate piled high with whipped cream.
The combination of pumpkin with the rich chocolate is pretty much liquid gold, especially for pumpkin lovers like me. If fall could taste like an actual drink, I think this would be the one. I know, I know—it seems somewhat blasphemous to even suggest that another drink could reign supreme to the pumpkin latte, but, this was good.
It was very, very good.
I was on a mission to recreate the flavors of this drink so I could enjoy it from the warmth of my own home. After a few trials, I am very pleased with my final results. This hot chocolate is packed with flavor without being too rich, and the drink is extra decadent with the addition of whipped cream.
Plus, this is extremely easy to put together! Homemade hot chocolate takes just a few minutes to make. Even with the additions of pumpkin and spices, this can be whipped up at a moment’s notice.
Give this a try if you love pumpkin! 🙂
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 5 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp all spice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
- In a small saucepan, heat milk over med heat until it begins to simmer (about 2-3 minutes), stirring occasionally.
- Turn heat to low, and add in pumpkin puree, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, and vanilla extract, whisking gently until all ingredients are combined.
- While the stove is still on low, add in chopped chocolate, and whisk until the chocolate is melted.
- Divide hot chocolate between 3-4 glasses, and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
This was first posted on Julie’s Eats and Treats where I am a contributor.
Here are a few other fall favorites:
White Chocolate Raspberry Vanilla Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream
Vivian | stayaliveandcooking says
I’ve actually never made hot chocolate with pieces of chocolate – I always use the powdered version…. But this looks so much better! I’m afraid I’ll get hooked 😉 And I recognize myself in your story: I love recreating dishes and specials I tried elsewhere.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I haven’t gone to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard yet either, but I have had more PSLs than I can count, and other pumpkin goodies, too! This hot chocolate looks perfect, Michelle! I made a white chocolate version a few weeks ago, so I will have to try this out. Looks perfect for a fall day!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
What a delicious way to enjoy two of my favorite things!
Jessica | The Novice Chef says
It’s finally starting to cool down here, this will be the perfect addition to my mornings!
Michelle De La Cerda says
I cup full of fall flavors!
Jen @ The Weary Chef says
Oh! I can feel I’ll be making this again and again! Looks irresistible!
cathy @ noble pig says
What a fun Fall season treat.
Megan @ With Salt and Wit says
Best Hot Chocolate of the Fall! I love it!