Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate

Ever since it became fall, pumpkin recipes have been popping up left and right. Classic dishes are being reinvented with the addition of pumpkin, from soups to main courses to desserts. Well, I’m one of those suckers who is drawn to those pumpkin recipes, not only because they sound delicious, but also because it reminds me of this glorious season we’re in. This pumpkin spiced hot chocolate is no exception from the list of pumpkin recipes, and it’s just as delicious, if not more so than the classic hot chocolate!

pumpkin spiced hot chocolate
pumpkin spiced hot chocolate

Serves 2

Pumpkin spiced hot chocolate

15 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • whipped cream
  • mini marshmallows (optional)
  • ground cinnamon


  1. Combine milk - cocoa powder in a medium sauce pot and whisk together until combined. Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the milk is warm. Remove from heat and portion into two cups. Top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and sprinkle cinnamon. Serve.

**Helpful tips and common mistakes

When I used to prepare lunches and snacks at a large company, they loved the hot chocolate, especially during the cold days. I prepared the classic hot chocolate and Mexican hot chocolate, but I wish I had thought of pumpkin spiced hot chocolate! This recipe is divine and incredibly easy to prepare.

When heating the milk, make sure not to bring the hot chocolate to a roaring boil; no one wants to taste scalded milk, it’s not tasty. Whisk well to make sure the cocoa is incorporated in the milk and heat.

Finish the hot chocolate with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and mini-marshmallows. The marshmallows are optional but who doesn’t love little marshmallows floating in their hot chocolate? Nothing beats a hot cup of hot cocoa with a hint of pumpkin on a rainy day!
pumpkin spiced hot chocolate



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  1. I dont' see the amount of milk needed in the ingredient list.
  2. Maritza

    Soo I'm confused I wana make this recipe but don't see where to combine a few of the ingredients you have listed ?
    • cma0425

      It's listed in step one. All you do is combine the milk with the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder in a medium pot and whisk until combined. (The milk-cocoa powder means all the ingredients listed starting from the milk to the cocoa powder in the ingredient list). The whipped cream, cinnamon and marshmallows are all toppings you put on the hot chocolate after it's done
  3. Hi, I’m reaching out from Woman's Day, where I work on lifestyle content for our daily website. We just wanted to let you know that we featured your Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate recipe in our slideshow "10 Hot Cocoa Recipes You Need In Your Life This Winter." We spotlighted one image from your blog and, of course, linked back to your full tutorial and more details. Our readers are really enjoying it, and we are excited to show support for your blog and hopefully send traffic your way. Our story featuring your site may also be featured on our sister sites such as GoodHousekeeping.com, HouseBeautiful.com and others, which will mean even more exposure for you. You can check it out here: http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/cooking-tips/tips/g1400/hot-cocoa-recipe/ Definitely keep us in the loop about other projects you have coming up. We always love to feature more fun ideas from creative blogs like yours! Thank you, Olivia St. John
    • cma0425

      Thank you for the feature! I will definitely keep you in the loop!

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