Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate with a touch of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, an indulgent and soothing hot drink that can be enjoyed all Autumn long and throughout the festive season. It's super quick and easy to make, but much more delicious than any seasonal drink in a cafe.
If you love hot chocolate and pumpkins, you are in for a treat with this luxurious drink that screams perfection. Autumn is a beautiful transition from the hot Summer's days to the cold harsh Winter, and with it comes an abundance of fresh produce that fills one's heart with joy.
I can't think of anything better to describe Fall than pumpkins. These gorgeous veggies are the best you can get, and there's in endless list of sweet and savoury dishes you can make with them.
And even a hot chocolate! My pumpkin white hot chocolate doesn't just have pumpkin spice in it, it actually contains pumpkin too! Which makes it creamier, a lot more flavourful, and beautifully rich.
Forget about hot chocolates that are sickly sweet and with too much syrup - which pretty much any cafe has to offer, this homemade version is so much more delicious!
Tweaked from my white hot chocolate recipe which is an indulgent drink at Christmas, this pumpkin hot chocolate can be enjoyed for so many special occasions, like Halloween, Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving and Christmas too, or just for a cosy night in when you feel like pampering yourself. And what a treat this is!
- white chocolate - either white chocolate chips or chocolate block. It might sound like a clique, but good-quality chocolate makes the drink even better
- pumpkin puree - canned pumpkin puree works just fine, alternatively, you can use roasted pumpkin that you can puree yourself
- single cream - or half half, makes the drink creamier and richer
- milk - I prefer full-fat milk, but semi-skimmed also works
- pumpkin pie spice - or mixed spices in the UK
Single cream and milk can be swapped for any plant-based alternatives that work best for you. While that will change the taste slightly, it's still delicious.
If you'd rather go for a pumpkin milk hot chocolate, swap the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate, and add some cocoa powder too.
Step-by-step photos and instructions
- In a pan, heat up the single cream, and add the chocolate cut into pieces
- Stir to melt the chocolate, then add the milk, pumpkin puree and spices, and give it a good stir
- Leave it simmer until it comes to a boil, then remove from the heat
- You can garnish it with cream and add a pinch of cinnamon on top too - but the drink is still delicious without
If you don't have pumpkin puree, you can still have an indulgent pumpkin spice hot chocolate, so that's still ok, but the addition of pumpkin really makes this drink velvety and rich.
Adding whipped cream surely makes the hot chocolate creamier and more scrumptious, but it can be omitted without compromising the taste.
There is no need to add any sugar at all, since the white chocolate is sweet anyway, otherwise they drink will be way too sugary - but then, of course, it's up to you.
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Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
- 100 g white chocolate
- 1 cup single cream (half half)
- 1 cup full-fat milk
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (mixed spices)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- whipped cream to decorate (optional)
- In a pan set over a medium heat, heat up the single cream, add the chocolate broken into pieces, and stir for the chocolate to melt.
- Add the milk, pumpkin puree and spices, give it a good stir, and leave it to simmer until it comes to a boil.
- Remove it from the heat, and transfer to a glass or mug.
- You can top it with whipped cream and cinnamon if you wish.
- Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
- If you don't have pumpkin puree, you can still have an indulgent pumpkin spice hot chocolate, so that's still ok, but the addition of pumpkin really makes this drink velvety and rich.
- Adding whipped cream surely makes the hot chocolate creamier and more scrumptious, but it can be omitted without compromising the taste.
- There is no need to add any sugar at all, since the white chocolate is sweet anyway, otherwise they drink will be way too sugary - but then, of course, it's up to you.