Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
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It is pumpkin season, and this Pumpkin Hot Chocolate recipe combines your favorite hot drink with your favorite fall flavor – pumpkin! A silky-smooth hot chocolate made from scratch in just a few minutes with easy-to-get ingredients.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Quick
  • Super easy to prepare
  • Simple ingredients
  • Pumpkin Everything
  • From Scratch

This recipe is based of my classic from scratch hot chocolate recipe and simply has some added pumpkin puree to give it that fall twist. If you are a lover of the pumpkin everything season than this drink is for you! When adding the optional pumpkin pie spice you basically have a pumpkin pie hot chocolate! Sounds delicious right? So, go get your ingredients and let’s make this delicious treat.

If you love this pumpkin hot chocolate recipe, then you should also try my almond hot chocolate or my Baileys version.

Ingredients needed for Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Here is what you will need to make this hot chocolate recipe

  • Chocolate: Use a high quality chocolate for this recipe
  • Milk: Use your normal milk. Any plant-based milk works too.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: This will make a very thick, smooth hot chocolate. If you like it less thick use half and half.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Use canned pumpkin puree or a homemade pumpkin puree.
  • Vanilla: Use high quality vanilla extract, paste or one vanilla bean.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: This step is optional but if you are a pumpkin pie spice lover then you should definitely try this!
  • Optional Toppings: See below

Topping suggestions:

Choose your favorite hot chocolate topping! Here are some ideas:

  • Marshmallow
  • Grated chocolate
  • Whipped Cream
  • Frothed milk
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

How to make Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

To a small saucepan add the chocolate, milk, heavy cream and pumpkin puree.

Turn the stove onto medium heat and bring the mixture to a light simmer while stirring.

Once the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated turn off the heat.

Add the vanilla extract and the pumpkin pie spice (if using).

Pour the hot chocolate through a sieve into your cup, top off with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Storage

Hot chocolate is best consumed immediately. If you make up a big batch, make sure to cover the pot with the leftover mixture with a lid to keep it warm. You can store the hot chocolate in the fridge for up to 3 days. Simply warm it back up on the stove or in the microwave.

Your drink will thicken up over time due to the heavy whipping cream. If it got to thick simply add some more milk.

Serving suggestions for pumpkin hot chocolate

This recipe is amazing on its own but here are some ideas on how to make it extra special:

  • Top with your favorite hot chocolate toppings
  • Add a sprinkle off pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • Add some booze

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A: Hot chocolate is best consumed fresh. However, you can make it ahead of time. Keep in a container with a lid in the fridge. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave when ready to enjoy.

Q: Can I make a big batch of hot chocolate?

A: You absolutely can! I actually highly recommend it. Simply use the button in the recipe card to calculate the measurements. When not consuming all the hot chocolate at once make sure to cover the pot with the leftovers with a lid.

More hot drink recipes to try:

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

It is pumpkin season, and this Pumpkin Hot Chocolate recipe combines your favorite hot drink with your favorite fall flavor – pumpkin! A silky-smooth hot chocolate made from scratch in just a few minutes with easy-to-get ingredients.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 2 cup
Calories 338 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Sieve

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 g Chocolate Bar or ships
  • 8 dl Milk
  • 1 dl Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Puree Canned or Homemade
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions
 

  • To a small saucepan add the chocolate, milk, heavy cream and pumpkin puree.
    If using a chocolate bar, make sure to break it into smaller pieces first so it melts faster.
  • Turn the stove onto medium heat and bring the mixture to a light simmer. Stir while cooking to prevent the hot chocolate from burning.
  • Once the chocolate has melted and everything is fully incorporated turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove.
  • Next add the vanilla extract and the pumpkin pie spice (if using) and mix.
  • Using a fine meshed sieve pour the hot chocolate into the cup of your choice.
  • Top off with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Your Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 409mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 1276IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 273mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy, hot chocolate, pumpkin, Quick
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