Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

photo of a mug of Pumpkin Hot Chocolate with a cinnamon stick

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.

Pumpkin 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.

photo of Pumpkin Hot Chocolate in a red mug

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.

photo of pumpkin hot chocolate with whipped cream

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Pumpkin puree plus a little cinnamon adds a nice Fall spin on the traditional hot chocolate.


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


  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 drink)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 5170IU103%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 299mg30%
Iron 1.2mg7%
Net Carbs 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

12 comments on “Pumpkin Hot Chocolate”

  1. I expect hot chocolate and pandan waffles in 3 weeks! LOL jk 😛

  2. Yum! Pumpkin hot chocolate! Want it!

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

  6. I was just told about this on Monday. Was hoping to find the recipe on here. Will be trying today…

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