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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


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


  • 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.


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.


Serving: 397g | Calories: 462kcal