Delicious Pumpkin pie hot chocolate made with pumpkin puree, half and half, milk, pumpkin pie spice, chocolate and cocca powder with touch of vanilla extract. Treat for both pumpkin pie and chocolate lovers.
Pumpkin pie hot chocolate is excellent drink of both world if you like pumpkin pie and hot chocolate. For me fall means pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spices. If you are looking for simple yet delicious hot chocolate perfectly balanced with pumpkin flavor and chocolate flavor, then here it is Hot Chocolate you going to love it . Best part is that it is made with real pumpkin puree, chocolate, cocoa powder, and pumpkin pie spice, along with half and half.
How to make Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
I usually buy hot chocolate mix from the store. However, for this hot chocolate I made everything from scratch. That taste better than any store-bought version.
What you need to make pumpkin pie hot chocolate
This hot chocolate recipe requires 10 ingredients and takes roughly 10 minutes to make.
- Pumpkin puree: This is star of this pumpkin pie hot chocolate. Make sure to use pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
- Pumpkin pie spice: A little quantity goes lot of mile yes a pinch of this stuff gives it that traditional “pumpkin pie” taste. You can use store bought version. But I like to make a bulk of homemade Pumpkin pie spice recipe is here.
- Half and Half: Gives creaminess to your hot chocolate if you want you can skip that and add milk .
- Milk: I like whole milk but 2% will work too. You can try with almond milk if you want a vegan version.
- Cocoa powder – Next to pumpkin puree this is the next important ingredients in the hot chocolate. you cannot make hot chocolate without cocoa. You can use either natural or Dutch-process.
- Chocolate: Along with cocoa powder this recipe has semi-sweet chocolate. Make sure to use a good quality chocolate.
- Sweetener: You need to sweeten the hot chocolate. I used maple syrup. You can use, sugar brown sugar for additional flavor depth, or try maple syrup and honey if you want a non- refined sugar option. If you want you can use your favorite sugar free alternative too.
- Vanilla extract – I usually add a splash of vanilla extract to hot chocolate itself will enhance the flavor. Stir in at the end when you take the hot cocoa off the heat.
- Whipped cream: I used store bought whipped cream to top with hot chocolate you can skip that and use marshmallow instead. But I prefer whipped cream. If you are making a vegan version of this hot chocolate, then go from diary free whipped cream. I think coconut whipped cream will be good. You can top with some toasted coconut. As pumpkin and coconut will go really well.
You can try pumpkin white-hot chocolate version, replace the cocoa powder and sugar with ¼ cup of chopped white chocolate instead. Taste the hot cocoa while cooking so that you can adjust the taste.
If you are a sourdough bread fan, then try this Pumpkin Sourdough Bread or sourdough pumpkin cranberry bread or Pumpkin pancakes to serve with this pumpkin pie hot chocolate. Afterall it is fall season, not much pumpkin is too much.
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Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup half and Half
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree not pie filling
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 ounce / ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate use good quality one chopped
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tablespoon honey you can use agave, stevia, or any other favorite sweetener
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Pumpkin pie spice
- In a small pan heat ½ cup half and half and milk and when it starts to boil add chocolate and cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract. Mix well. Switch of the flame.
- Stir in pumpkin puree and then finally add rest of half and half and bring to just warm.
- Transfer to two cups and top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.