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We are more than half-way through Pumpkin Week now, and I trust that you have stockpiled recipes to try in the coming weeks and months. I know I have!! I had mixed feelings about this pumpkin hot chocolate when I first decided to make it. On the one hand, I love pumpkin and chocolate together; but on the other hand….did I really want to mess with the traditional hot chocolate that I adore? Then I remembered how much I love peppermint and raspberry hot chocolate and my momentary thoughts of being a hot chocolate purist went right out the window.
I then promptly began making the pumpkin hot chocolate. Now, I know you may be thinking…it’s still 90 degrees in Texas (and many other places) – WHY would you make hot chocolate right now? Because, my friends – it won’t be hot for too much longer, and you need to have the recipe in your hands before the cold gets here (there!)
Thanks to Dixie Crystals for providing the sugar that makes this perfectly sweet! And if you haven’t already checked out the giveaway, do that here, and make sure you enter!! Our sponsors are offering up some great stuff!
I seriously can not wait for the cooler weather to get here so that I can make this again, and actually enjoy the warming effects that hot chocolate always has. It was delicious and creamy and perfect, even in still-warm temps, so I can only imagine how amazing it will be in a few weeks. And that, my friends, is why I’m sharing it with you now!
Save the recipe now. Stock up the ingredients you need. Then when the time is right, you’ll be ready!!! You’ll thank me, I promise!
What better way to warm up this fall and winter, than with a cup of creamy pumpkin hot chocolate??
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- dash of sea salt
- 2 oz white chocolate, roughly chopped (plus more for garnish, if desired)
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, spices, and vanilla. Cook, stirring constantly until just simmering.
Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. To serve, grate some of the reserved chocolate on top, and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. (You can also do whipped cream if you like, or marshmallows!)
Source: The Farm Girl Recipes
Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek Recipes:
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Alfredo Stuffed Shells from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Joes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Roasted Pumpkin Queso from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Spicy Pumpkin Soup from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Baked Goods & Desserts:
No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cookie Butter Filling from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Pumpkin Cheddar Biscuits from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Crumb Bread from The Nifty Foodie
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes with Caramel Syrup from The Chef Next Door
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Pumpkin Pudding with Sour Cream Vanilla Topping from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Pumpkin Spice Dessert Hummus from For the Love of Food
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe from April Golightly
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