Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

It's Pumpkin season! October brings with it pumpkins and cooler weather. As the days get shorter and the crisp autumn air arrives, there's nothing better than cozying up with a steaming mug of pumpkin spice hot chocolate. Pumpkin spice hot chocolate is the ultimate fall treat. It's creamy, indulgent, and guaranteed to fill you with nostalgia for this wonderful time of year. Curled up under a blanket with your favorite show or book, and a mug of this delicious hot chocolate in hand, you'll feel totally content.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks


  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Milk/cream frother or immersion blender (optional, for topping with whipped cream)
  • Mugs or cups
  • Spoon for stirring and serving
  • Mixing bowl (if using a frother or immersion blender)


  • - 2 cups whole milk
  • - 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • - 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • - 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • - 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • - Pinch of salt


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, pumpkin puree, sugar, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt.
  • Heat over medium, whisking frequently, until steaming and hot but not boiling.
  • Remove from heat and pour into mugs.
  • Top with whipped cream, ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!


For a richer hot chocolate, use 1/2 cup heavy cream instead of 1/4 cup.
- For an extra pumpkin spice kick, add a pinch of ground ginger.
- Customize your spice mix by using cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.

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