Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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.

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Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk

Directions:

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.

 

10 Responses to “Pumpkin Hot Chocolate”

  1. 1

    Kung Food Panda — October 18, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    I expect hot chocolate and pandan waffles in 3 weeks! LOL jk :P

    • Kirbie replied: — October 19th, 2012 @ 9:27 am

      So many requests!

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    Julia | JuliasAlbum.com — October 19, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Yum! Pumpkin hot chocolate! Want it!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 19th, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

      I hope you like it!

  3. 3

    Rachel (teacher-chef) — October 19, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    YUM – this is so easy and simple its almost “duh”… looks so good, this will be my treat tomorrow night, THANKS

    • Kirbie replied: — October 19th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

      Hehe, sometimes the best ones are those “duh” ones. Like Nutella hot chocolate. I don’t know why it took me so long to think of it.

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    Alyssa — November 23, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Nice! Too many of the same pictures , though. Was looking for some variation in the pictures….

    • Kirbie replied: — November 23rd, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

      I’m not quite sure how many variations of photos there can be for a cup of hot chocolate. And actually none of them are of the same photo. They are taken at different times, different amounts of foam, different angles, different lighting, etc.

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    Victoria — November 30, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Delish! I also used almond milk & I couldn’t be happier for your recipe. Thanks!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 30th, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

      yay!

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