Pumpkin spice hot chocolate in a mug with whipped cream
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5 from 7 votes

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

This Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is made with real pumpkin purée, a simple homemade hot cocoa mix, real milk, and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. It’s like the holidays never left!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Trang

Ingredients

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

Fresh whipped cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • A splash of pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • To make whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl and beat vigorously with a whisk until soft to medium peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To make hot chocolate, add cocoa powder, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice to a small bowl. Pour heavy cream over the cocoa powder mixture and mix with a spoon until a thick paste forms.
  • Heat milk and pumpkin puree in a small pot over medium heat until it starts to simmer, stirring occasionally. Scrape the cocoa powder paste from the bowl and add it to the simmering pot, mix with a whisk until completely dissolved.
  • Pour hot chocolate into two mugs. Top with fresh whipped cream, and a few sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice.

Notes

The whipped cream can be made in a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer. But for the small amount called for in this recipe, it can easily be made by hand. Refrigerate leftovers if necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 397g | Calories: 462kcal