Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate for Two

This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice.

This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.com

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The weather in SoCal never gets cold enough to warrant an actual fire in our cold sad fireplace. But occasionally, it does get cold enough to enjoy a hot chocolate every once in a while. On those occasional cold nights, I love nothing more than curling up on the couch with a good book and a mug full of this Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate. 

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate just off the stove. | wildwildwhisk.comPumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate being poured into a mug. | wildwildwhisk.comI used to drink Ghirardelli hot cocoa mix religiously every cold season. And then all of a sudden, they stopped carrying my favorite mix, chocolate mocha, at the local store. I tried mixes from other brand, but none really hit the spot. I think it’s the dry milk or creamer in the ingredients that just doesn’t do it for me. So I was without for a while until I rediscovered how to make hot cocoa

This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.comTurns out, the easiest way to make homemade hot chocolate is to use unsweetened cocoa powder that you already have in your pantry for baking. The advantage of this is you can splurge on really good cocoa powder and make a mean hot chocolate or a batch of amazing chocolate cupcakes. 😉 Goodbye package cocoa mix! I’m moving on to better and tastier things.

This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.comThis Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate recipe is so easy and perfect for this season. It’s a delicious way to use up left over pumpkin puree from those pumpkin muffins or that pumpkin pie you made a few days ago. I would never call regular hot chocolate boring, but this really does spice things up a bit around here! It gives me a fun option to customize one of my favorite hot drinks. 

This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.comSo have a mug of this luscious Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate and stay sweet this season my friends. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate Recipe

5 from 7 votes
This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.com
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Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate that actually tastes like pumpkin pie!

Course: Drinks
Servings: 2
Author: Wild Wild Whisk
Ingredients
For hot chocolate
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 20 ounce whole milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
For fresh whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • A splash of pure vanilla extract
Instructions
To make whipped cream
  1. Add heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla to your stand mixer bowl.
  2. Beat with the whisk attachment until stiff peak forms
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
To make hot chocolate
  1. In a small bowl, add cocoa powder, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Pour heavy cream over the cocoa powder mixture.
  3. Use a spoon to mix until a thick paste forms.
  4. Heat milk and pumpkin puree in a small pot over medium heat until it starts to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Scrape the cocoa powder paste from the bowl and add it to the simmering pot, mix with a whisk until completely dissolved.
  6. Pour hot chocolate into two mugs.
  7. Top with fresh whipped cream, and a few sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice.
This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.com
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16 Comments

  1. October 29, 2017 /

    Wow! This looks so creamy and delicious!

  2. Tina
    October 29, 2017 /

    My daughter will be all over this when she comes home for the holidays, thanks for this recipe!

    • October 29, 2017 /

      Yay, I hope she’ll love it!

  3. October 28, 2017 /

    gonna try this tonight!

    • October 28, 2017 /

      Great! Hope you like it 🙂

  4. Ginny McMeans
    October 28, 2017 /

    What a delicious treat! Your photos are beautiful and I think pumpkin cocoa sounds perfect!

  5. October 28, 2017 /

    I never thought to do a pumpkin hot cocoa, such a festive and cozy drink for fall!

    • October 28, 2017 /

      Thanks Rebecca, you should try, it’s so tasty!

  6. October 28, 2017 /

    I could stare at these pictures for hours – what beautiful photos. The fact that they are filled with that gorgeous looking pumpkin pie hot chocolate really doesn’t hurt either 😀 It’s a bit warm here in Australia right now but this is definitely on my list for winter.

    • October 28, 2017 /

      Yeah it’s a still a bit warm here too, but it’s almost November and I’m drinking what I want! hahaha

  7. Jessica Williams
    October 28, 2017 /

    I absolutely LOVE the idea to add pumpkin to hot chocolate!! Perfect flavors for this time of year.

    • October 28, 2017 /

      Thanks Jessica! It actually tastes like a pumpkin pie in a drink, so good!

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