I’m not a fan of the cold weather. But the one highlight of cold weather for me is an excuse to drink hot chocolate.
I had a little pumpkin leftover so I thought I’d try experimenting with making a pumpkin hot chocolate. I wasn’t quite sure what would happen if I added pumpkin puree into my hot chocolate, but it works! Pumpkin puree plus a little cinnamon adds a nice Fall spin on the traditional hot chocolate.
For good measure, I also added a cinnamon stick to use for stirring and to add an extra bit of cinnamon into the drink.
DH liked this one a lot too. My favorite hot chocolate variation may be Nutella hot chocolate, but this pumpkin spice one is pretty darn good too and will probably be my hot chocolate of choice for this Fall season.
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk
Mix everything except milk into a large oversized mug. Microwave milk for about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour hot milk immediately over pumpkin chocolate mixture and stir until everything is dissolved into the milk. You may need to put it back in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds and stir again to make sure everything is completely melted. Alternatively, you can mix everything over low to medium heat in a small sauce pan on the stove until everything is mixed and dissolved. Serve immediately.